This won't be to everyone's tastes but the new OS from Microsoft will be able to be downloaded for the sum of just £24.99 - a bargain if you are looking to acquire it.
Credit to 'am1001aa' at The Digital Fix for spotting the deal.
Let the flame wars commence I guess...
* Microsoft account required for some features | Watching DVDs requires separate playback software | Windows Media Center licence sold separately *
This is the upgrade version and requires an existing Windows installation (7/Vista/XP).
Microsoft Store has great rates on Quidco, currently 15% DO NOT FORGET
If you bought/are buying a Windows 7 PC (not starter edition) between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 you can get the upgrade for £14.99: http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-GB
God help us if this is bad as vista.
If you get the £14.99 upgrade you can apply it to ANY PC with XP,Vista or W7
Don't forget to get the Free Windows Media Player key - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/feature-packs
- Just a tip, if your already running Windows 8 Pro (i.e. from MSDN),and just need the key, you may need to set the Upgrade Assistant to run in Compatibility Mode for Windows XP SP3, to get it to work properly.
Credit to Reser and other posters for these Windows8 Start 'Menus'
http://www.pokki.com - Free
http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/ - $5
http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/ - Free
http://www.startbutton8.com/index.html - Free
http://lee-soft.com/vistart/windows-8-start-menu.html - Free
If you own a Titanium HD sound card, I recommend downloading the latest non beta drivers from Creative. Here's a quick link - http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/Drivers/AVP/12633/0x89CCC775/XFRL_PCDRV_LB_WIN8_3_00_2003.exe
How to burn the official .iso to a dvd - http://www.winiso.com/support/tutorials/burn-Windows8-iso.html
Windows 8 PDF download ebook for free courtesy Dell.
MAKE SURE YOU SELECT "Nothing" when the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant asks you what to keep, this is how we get a full disk instead of an upgrade.