From what I had read, and the few screenshots I had seen of Windows 8, my initial impressions were that it is ugly and confusing. I decided on the weekend to put my preconceptions aside, download the community preview of Windows 8 and give it a try. My conclusion? Windows 8 is ugly and confusing.
Update 7 Feb 2015: Three years on, and my thoughts on Windows 8 are unchanged – ugly and confusing.
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