Originally Posted by Tom Thumb
Just because it's at bit different doesn't mean it is an upgrade! I bought a copy ($15), used it for a few months. Convinced myself for awhile I was happy with it. Just switched back to 7 this weekend! Oh well.
If it does things better than Windows 7 then it's an upgrade, right? If you completely ignore the Modern UI then it is definitely an upgrade, you can't really argue with that. If you then consider the Modern UI, which is in some ways a slight upgrade, in others a dowgrade then overall Windows 8 is an upgrade, although admittedly not too much of an upgrade. Vista/XP to Windows 7 was by far a much bigger upgrade than 7 to 8.