Microsoft seems to be intent on giving people a rough introduction to Windows 8. The TV commercials have started (see below), so folk should have some idea of what to expect, but when you sit down and try to do stuff, I think most people are going to be at least mildly irritated by many of the changes to the Windows environment (such as charms and swipes, particularly on non-tablet devices). The latest idiosyncrasy is that the Metro/Modern app version of IE 10 will reportedly not play Flash content on sites that are not whitelisted by Microsoft. Okay, but the really quirky part is that the other version of IE 10 (yes, there can be two separate versions, a desktop version and an app version) does not follow this behavior. Huh?