Windows 8 was launched with a new hope for Microsoft and the reaction was mixed. Many people loved it but then they were equally confused about what Microsoft was trying to do to the new operating system.
Those who hate it have compared it with the appriach taken by A.O.L years back with tiles UI which had failed miserably for the business. Others have disected the operating system bit by bit and criticed it on sites, blogs and the likes.
How does the average user react to Windows 8? Well, I am sure there are plenty of surveys out there giving you a sneak peak of things to come for Microsoft. I for one believe, its a new begining for the operating system. Its flawed, but a good start non the less.