Firstly if you are using a traditional size laptop or monitor screen, then this latest incarnation will boot up into the more familiar desktop view rather than the tile-based menu.
Thankfully, secondly they have reinstated the 'X' in the upper-right corner to close things without all that clicking and dragging palaver.
As I mentioned in an earlier post 'So is Microsoft Windows 8.1 really that bad?', the power button was previously a bit of a mystery but now prominently placed at the top of the Metro screen.
One of the more innovative features of Windows 8 is the 'Child Account' and 'Family Safety'. This can be set to compile a weekly report so that you can better protect your children.
As you can tell I do like Windows 8 and with the sad passing of XP, Windows 8 is the now, and as Microsoft seem to be listening to its customers and seem hell bent on improving it, Windows 8 is the future!