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.