Doing some searching, I'm finding very positive responses from people using Win 8 with Sonar and a few other DAW's. It looks like its going to be a really solid version, but, is it more for the mobile world, and to compete with Apple's ipad's etc, don't know, but its faster and more streamlined than Win 7 which means, we should be able to optimize it as slick as Windows 7 if not more. The fact I love about Windows (coming from a past die hard Apple fan) is how we can stream line Windows, take out all the unnecessary apps making it an incredible recording computer (providing you buy or build a quality PC in the first place). Here's an article on Windows 8. It has nothing music related but it gives some insight into the next version: Windows 8 vs Windows 7 vs OS X Lion | News | TechRadar Love to hear from anyone using Windows 8 for recording?