The Windows 8.1 Preview is here. It’s an improvement over Windows 8, and I would expect it to be so. It’s a free upgrade from Win8, too. Unfortunately, it’s still Windows 8. The recipients of my original geek || nerd mailing list should remember my big rants about how awful Windows 8 is. I’ll save those rants for another day.
Some of my friends will ask “Win8 or Mac?” when getting a new computer, and I’d reply “Win7 Pro (or higher) if possible. Otherwise, Win8 and get me to tweak it. Even better, Linux if you’re up for the challenge.”