Answer Best answer as chosen by user deluca_9
In My Opinion, Yes
Windows 8 seems faster in most things, particularly bootup, and the "Legacy" desktop is accessible from the Metro UI with a single click on any desktop application.
There IS a learning curve, but advice is readily available online. The worst thing about it I have found so far is that they eliminated the Freecell, Spider Solitaire and the other games they've included since old Win 3. BAD Microsoft! And, as they did up until the final beta release, they really should let you default to opening in the legacy desktop. Most of us desktop computer users (and others without touchscreens) would probably do so if they allowed it.
It's the easiest O/S install I ever did. It's easier than installing MS Office Pro or Adobe CS -- BY FAR AND AWAY!
But it is quite new and quite different, and it takes a little bit of getting accustomed to. It is a MUCH more radical change to Windows even than Windows XP was over Windows 98. This is NOT a WinXP UI, even though the "Desktop" may appear similar. You do almost everything differently, including shutting the computer down (the LOGICAL way, with the power switch).
And contrary to what some are saying, you do NOT have to use a Windows account except to use the store. I don't, but it does let me use my account to login to the store automatically.
It does everything Windows 7 did, but it does many things differently, and it does ALL of them faster.
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