Here are a couple of links for those interested in checking out Windows 8
. From Microsoft
You can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview using Windows Setup which includes an optimized download and built-in tools for creating an ISO or bootable flash drive. Alternatively, you can directly download an ISO image.
Visit Microsoft Answers, TechNet, or MSDN to ask and answer questions about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Microsoft Answers Windows 8 Consumer Forum
TechNet Windows 8 Forum for IT Professionals
One of the best reviews I've seen comes from Travis Boyko
Windows 8 marks the biggest changes to the operating system's user interface in about two decades. Windows 1.0 and 2.0 retained much from MS-DOS, while v3 brought a totally redesigned graphical UI. Microsoft took the world by storm with Windows 95, further refining the look and feel and introducing the Start menu...
There's no point in living in the past, and Microsoft wants to bring you the future -- with a consistent user experience across devices, from traditional PCs, to laptops, to Windows Phone, to Xbox consoles, to tablets and back to traditional PCs. That's the real significance of Metro. Microsoft's goal is to deploy this front end on all devices that run the Windows Kernel.
The Question: Will this one-UI-fits-all strategy work over the long term or will it be a Fad that fades before the next release of Windows? As well as: How will people adapt to the radical changes? I've prepared a series of videos that seek to answer these questions, and to offer tips and tricks to make the jarring changes into a smoother ride.
It's a great post... recommended!
Windows 8 Consumer Preview Video Review
Travis Boyko | 8 March 2012