15 of the Best Windows 7 Programs For Windows 8
In many ways, Windows 8 is just a reskinning of its older counterpart, dropping the Start Menu orientation in favor of the tile-based "Start screen" similar to that of Windows Phone 7.
It takes a little getting used to, but, once you get past Windows 8's new interface quirks, you'll enjoy the relative zippiness compared to Windows 7, which itself is no slouch (provided it's run on a properly-equipped PC).
Yes, there are some programs that do crash on Windows 8. Again, it's just a matter of slight adjustments to accommodate this—tweaking the settings on the program's Compatibility Tab should solve most issues. However, certain programs stand out for their seamless operation on Microsoft's newest operating system (at least based on our experience with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview).
Check out the list! If you've had good experiences running Windows 7 programs with no trouble on your Windows 8 machine, do share in the comments below.