While many people are evaluating the brand new shining R8.5 beta, I'm working on R8.0.2 beta 1: right, I'm a R8.0.2 beta 1 tester.
My first impression is good, I like it, especially the login window just appearing so quickly:
Until now, my main concern was about my mouse pointer: a white box surrounding the "finger" mouse icon.
I took a look inside the beta forum and I found out the problem was about color depth of my video: I changed my settings from 16 bits to 32 bits, and all is ok.
R8.0.2 beta 2 is coming soon, we are all waiting for you ;-)