I don't understand what's so great about Windows 8, other than faster boot times and a different UI there is nothing significantly different from previous versions of windows. You can't even run windows 8 on a netbook because it's so bloated. Many netbooks offer Ubuntu instead because it's more lighter.
Windows 8 is not light like running a linux distro using the xfce or lxde gui.
Look at all these W8 fanboys. MS intentionally made every more difficult to get to. --- We're Americans! We don't quit just because we're wrong. We just keep doing the wrong thing until it turns out right.