Here are a few solutions that work in the final version of Windows 8, with no side effects or issues, and without installing third party software:
Techspot spot-on with a comprehensive review of the performance differences of the two OS’s.
The first party to propose a constitutional amendment making a 45 minute nap mandatory has my vote.
Seeking a very detailed, step by step, tutorial on dual booting? Look no further: How to Dual Boot Windows 8 with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP
Here’s a list of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Outlook’s desktop client. Check them out.
If you use Mint.com to manage your finances and are on a Mac, then this is a tool you’ll love.
Some cool stuff to do with the command prompt on Windows.
Solve your problems with the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack. Complete instructions on how it works can be found here: How to View RAW Pictures In Windows Live Photo Gallery and Fix Weird Errors