Quote: Originally Posted by msongs
in all these online promos for win 8 there is hardly ever any mention of programs or how one would use them.
I'm very confused by your question. Assuming you wanted to go with Windows 8, why not just install the programs/apps that you need? It's no different than any other version of Windows, aside from the UI of the screens, and the addition of an app store to find and quickly add additional apps easily. Linux has done this for years, and any smartphone/tablet you would have right now works in the same way.