I was/am/was 100% against the idea of Windows 8.

But it is Saturday. And it’s rainy. And I needed a new toy to play with.

And I hate taking the word of others. I always like to make up my own mind before I have an opinion. So after reading a few reviews and doing the compatibility check, I just bought Windows 8 Pro for $40 (plus tax) and it is currently downloading.

With our pokey slow internet, and with the file size being 2GB, it might be next week before I can try to install it.

I have zero complaints with Windows 7, but I do love change.

I’m sure, as always, something will go wrong, and I’ll be up all night trying to restore my desktop.

But all my files are safe and secure with Carbonite, so what do I have to lose?