Ever hear of the "penguin principle"?
Supposedly penguins don't just walk up to the water and dive in. Instead they crowd the edge waiting for someone else to jump/fall/get pushed in and then they watch to see if it get's eaten by a shark or leopard seal. If not, then they jump in.
I'm considering a new laptop and can get with 7 or with 8. I will get 8 if everyone who is standing near the edge will send me $10 or $20 for an ongoing update... :)
How bad can it be, it's Windows right?
For future reference, take a look at http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4701/~/filemaker-pro-operating-system-requirements---all-versions and consider that my resume. I purchased one of the first copies of the original Nashoba version and each version and upgrade since, except for 10.
We called it 'the bleeding edge' and the sounds of wailing from those who couldn't wait to install the latest and greatest Mac OS and Word and Filemaker and 4D and... I evolved the idea of never installing or buying anything before v3 but seldom stuck to it...
Can I install Windows 8 and Widows 7 in separate bootable partitions like I could Mac OS? That might be doable for me.