Our home has 4 computers running Windows 8, no hitches (yet). Three of them were upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 7, the fourth cam with Windows 8 installed. I'm running Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro, thanks to virtualization software from Parallels. At least with Mac OS X I can make my own Image, although it's not well documented by Apple, and have the Image on a USB stick just in case I ever need it. The other two Windows 7 systems were custom-built PCs for gaming, and they had no issues upgrading to Windows 8.
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used on the Mars on EE Times Radio. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.