So, I am just curious here: According to many news sources, Windows 8 is just as bad as Vista (and I in fact downloaded an ISO from a torrent site and managed to install it on VirtualBox). The interface of this OS is somewhat confusing, even counter-intuitive, as (perhaps) Microsoft assumed that most Windows 8 users will be using it on tablets/touch-screen desktops. Certain things, such as the log-in screen, requires scrolling up, which makes no sense to someone using a standard 15.6 inch laptop. I currently use a laptop with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB HDD, with Windows 7 Ultimate (upgraded with Ultimate OEM-SLP key) installed, but in a few months, I will buy a new laptop with 8 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD, this new laptop in question is most probably going to have Windows 8 Core installed. I am not a gamer, and do not use Adobe CS6-like software (at least not at the moment). If I wipe the system of this new laptop, and put Windows Server 2012 on it, are driver compatibility issues expected? If so, what type of hardware is most vulnerable to these incompatibilities? Also, should I expect software incompatibilities? (I mainly use the following: IE, Office 2013, MathType, Geometer's Sketchpad, Visual Studio 2012, Eclipse Juno, Adobe Reader/Flash Player, Virtualbox, VLC Media Player, Skype, 7-zip).