Windows 8 is appealing in some ways. I like the idea of apps on the desktop. Everything is right at your fingertips. Windows 8 is very different from previous versions of Windows. I took me a few days to figure out how to get to the desktop, when I finally noticed there was a desktop app located on the app screen. I am not too fond of hovering over to the side to power off the computer or view settings. It takes some time to get used to, but it can be done. Windows 8 has apps you can use for games, software applications, pictures, and more. It is very similar to using a tablet or smartphone. The start screen is accessed by hovering to the bottom right side on my computer and then selection start. The start screen then takes you to a page of apps. You can also download additional apps from the Microsoft store. Hovering to the side also gives you a search option, which I have used quite frequently to access the control panel and other areas of my computer that are not as easy to find anymore. Once I find what I am looking for I just set it on my desktop for easy access. Ease of Use It is not the easiest version of Windows I have used and it takes some time to get used to. There are many things that I still do not know or possibly understand. It requires a bit of exploring, but can be fun at the same time to learn new things.