It is the week of tech events!  Today at 10am EST Microsoft will officially launch their new operating system Windows 8.  They are also expected to debut their new tablet the Surface.

You can preview Windows 8 release here.  If you want up to date coverage of the Windows 8 event, Mashable will be live blogging. Check out Mashable's Windows 8 Event live blog here.  CNET will also be covering the event live, check out their coverage here.

Reviews so far of Windows 8 have been mixed. Windows users have expressed concern about it, noting Microsoft's notorious problem of sub par operating systems occurring roughly every other version (most notably windows ME and VISTA).  How will users react? Only time will tell!

Tell us what your thoughts are on the new Windows 8 and the Surface tablet in the comments!