Ask anyone that knows me well and they’ll tell you that I’m pretty much a hardware agnostic. I love apple hardware. I love Android gear, and despite the hard times they’ve been experiencing of late, I still love Blackberry hardware, and have a lot of love for what RIM has done for all the folks living in and around my hometown of Guelph, a stone’s throw away from Waterloo. Windows has a place in my heart as well. I work with it on a daily basis, and despite preferring to do the bulk of my writing on a Mac, when it comes to gaming, Windows 7 is where it’s at. For the time being, there’s nothing else out there that can beat it—That’s a serious statement coming from a man that spends as much time with a PS3 and PSP as I do. With this being the case, I’ve been watching the development of Windows 8 like a hawk, and managed to snag a copy of the Developer’s Preview of the OS within an hour of it’s release. While it’s still pretty early in the game, Windows 8 is looking pretty sharp. The more I use it, the more I dig it. By the end of the month, I’ll be tinkering with the Metro UI on a tablet as well. That experience should be even more telling.
If you’re a Mac user and want to take a safe look at what Windows 8 has to offer in, I’ve posted a guide over at Mac|Life detailing how to install it as a Virtual Machine. Why not take a peek and try Microsoft’s brand new sexy out for yourself?