If you know me, you know I’m not a Windows person. I’m a Mac guy first, and a Linux guy second. Windows, to me, is for gaming.

This week, I upgraded my gaming PC from Windows 7 to Windows 8. We’re now 6 months past the launch and coming up on the release of Windows 8.1, so I figured it was time to get on board. It really does bother me when I don’t have the latest software, even when it’s Windows.

From what I’ve read, Windows 8 is very divisive. Personally, I really like the Metro (sorry, Modern) UI. It’s very clean and uncluttered, and it has a definite structure, while still being a little malleable. I feel like Microsoft is the only company really trying to differentiate from Apple. There are some things I don’t like right now, but I’ve only used it for a few hours. I plan to write more about my experiences after I’ve had some time to actually experience it more.