Excerpt: Installed easily on my empty hard drive. However, the installation does demand a Microsoft account (which is used as the OS account). I find this a little annoying for a PC OS. A bit of googling shows possible workarounds, but I haven't tried those yet.
Summary: Better than Windows 8, but this is nothing to be excited about. Installation is quite easy, and switching around major components won't always require a reinstall which is nice. Hopefully Windows 9 will be better...
Excerpt: The windows 8.1 operating system works pretty well when installed on a Mac Book Pro Laptop. I'm currently running OSX Maverics and Boot Camp in order to use windows as my alternate operating system.
Summary: Overall, I find coming from Windows 7, this is a bad OS. I tried using this for a while when building a computer for someone, and although I am sure that with a bunch of hours to learn it, it'd be fine, but in my experience, I found it less intuitive than Windows 7.
Pros: - SUPER quick, - Latest and Greatest, - Easy Install
Cons: - Very annoying coming from Windows 7, - Certain features are missing, unless you google how to optimize it
Excerpt: I use it with Parellels Desktop on a Mac. Haven't had too many issues with it. I should have installed in classic mode but did not only because I wanted to learn the new 8 layout...not a fan. If you have to have Windows then load it in classic mode...in my opinion.
Excerpt: Windows 7 is just fine but hey, MS needs $$$ so they invent Windows 8 & then 8.1. It functions with a few work-arounds for desktop use - like C_ASSIC S_ELL to retain the familiar start button. Win 8 is Microsoft's first attempt to make all their software & GUI's cohesive, i.e.
Summary: hard to get used to when you 1st get on win8.1, but after some looking, reading a few articles its quite easy now...even though it seems like sometimes few to many steps to do certain things. biggest concern however is the fact that you can only activate it on one computer...
Pros: so far no bugs/crashes or system issue of any kind
Cons: takes some getting used to new layout, seems like alot of unesccesary steps to get things done
Summary: Of Course this product doesn't have powerpoint, that is found in an Office package. You can actually get a free powerpoint viewer from several sites on the web. Works is needed for documents already created in and saved as Works docs. the tell tale sign would be if your doc ends in a '.wks'.