I did the update to Windows 8.1. Actually, I did it some time ago. This caused problems with my Cricut, as the application that I use to run it did not play in the same sandbox at all. I had a $200 Cricut shaped doorstop. But the folks at Provo Craft finally sent out an update and I was back in business. Is 8.1 better than 8.0? Meh. A couple of things that were nifty with a touch screen and a royal whirling pain in the butt with a tablet or mouse got adjusted. The power button got moved, but it still stumped my DSS when I challenged him to prove that he knew his way around the OS.
I've been working with
Lightroom 4 a bit. I'm not sure if I like it. I need to dig through
Photoshop CS6 and get it fine tuned to the way I'd like it to behave.
I'm not too worried about getting that done. I've been working with
Photoshop since Photoshop 6. It isn't rocket science.