I am now running 8.1 RTM on my laptop at work. Our MS architect shared some keys with us and I have to say that I really, really like it. Its done some odd things lately with screen pausing and stuff, but I am not sure that our old version HEAT isn't to blame for that so.... I just want everyone to know, that as an objective and sometimes out-spoken critic of Microsoft, this release has me thinking they just might be headed in the right direction after all... Time will tell. I am remoted (why isn't this a word already?!) into my work machine now exploring. This makes me want to build a windows 8 game box. Windows 7 is starting to feel old and tired and I find myself being more frustrated with 7 than ever before. I smell a trip to the local tiger direct this morning, if they have my Asus board in stock, I just might start building.