Hi, My friend asked me if he should move to Win 8. He likes to play games as well as do a few other things on it. He wants to know if it is a good move and knowing you guys/gals will sure have your own strong opinions on it and will give a good debate I decided to ask you.
Okay first note the bolded area in the quote. This is a key area to any discussion and needs a bit more clarification., If he is using Windows 7 then NO. With the current pricing on Windows 8 there is no compelling reason to make the move. Now if he was getting it for $20 or something I might change that answer.
If he is using Vista then things get a bit more hazy. Vista gets a bum wrap as an OS that it did not deserve. It is a solid OS but Windows 7 and 8 can be a decent upgrade if he is unhappy. If he has Windows XP then things begin to clear up more as an upgrade is due.
If he is not running Windows 7 and plans to upgrade then yes I would say go with 8. The cost is basically the same and if he does not like the Metro interface he has low cost and no cost options.