Alright, I am currently running XP on my dated laptop. Since I am getting a new one soon with no OS installed I decided to upgrade to another OS. Here I thought Windows 7 is still Microsoft's hottest thing going, but they already released Win 8. Everybody seems to hatin' on Win 8 because of its metro UI, but I heard the normal desktop is still available with a seperate tool. Cosmetics aside, what is the better OS? I have the opportunity to get Win 8 really cheap as an upgrade, so I would like to know if it's worth it. Does Win 8 eat more resources? Do old apps run on Win8? Since my new laptop will be able to handle games from the past generation pretty well, Win 8 have to support them. What are the benefits of Win 7 over Win 8 (cosmetics aside)?