If there's one consistent element to all the talk about Windows 8, it's about what's missing: the Start menu, the Aero transparencies, the many details people take for granted that make Windows, well, Windows. It's little wonder, then, that many folks are seriously considering skipping Windows 8 altogether.
But what if you can't? Or what if you've decided to take the Windows 8 plunge and want to know not just how to get by but how to thrive in this brave new Windows world? Here we discuss how to do just that: How a legacy Windows user, with existing hardware, can make the best of Windows 8, focusing on the most immediate and pressing changes that will impact your moment-to-moment Windows use.