The consumer Preview has been out a while now, which is why this isn't USN worthy, but I recently switched over to Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 bit. Computer idiot friendly version: http://windows.micro...dows-8/download ISO version: http://windows.micro...S/windows-8/iso Yes, it's 100% legal. Please note, it is a cross of a Tablet OS and Windows 7, which takes a lot of time to get used to. However, once you properly configure it to your liking, install the Windows 8 graphics drivers from Nvidia and ATI's websites, and manage to understand the new Start Menu, it's great. One thing I really want to emphasis here is the benefit for gamers. ALL of my games gain a 20-50% FPS boost on the exact same computer form my Windows 7 installation. It doesn't matter if you used max or lowest settings on the games, you will get a significant performance boost. I guess Windows 8 manages resources better. There are a lot of other perks too, like despite I have the same number of icons on Windows 8 as I did on Windows 7, Windows 8 gets to the main screen and fully usable without horrible slowdown within 10 seconds of hitting the power button. Windows 7 takes a good 5 minutes to get that way. What does everyone else think of Windows 8?