The new Windows 8 operating system: some like it, some don't

Windows 8 features a colorful, touchable, swipeable Start Screen, which acts a the home base.

The tiles on the start up screen show live information such as your latest e-mail, breaking news, photos, the weather and calendar reminders.

Some say the start up time is greatly improved over Windows 7.

Windows 8 does take some getting use to.

You should not upgrade unless you can spare some time to familiarize yourself with the layout and settings.

Some stores selling the Windows 8 products are offering classes so users can learn the new system.

Users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $40 online.

You can also have it shipped to you for $70.