Windows 8 Performance on a macbook?

Hi All,

I have been a lifelong Windows user and I am thinking about making the switch. I just have a couple of questions:

Firstly are there any apps you miss on OS X that are on Windows?

I will likely first be using Windows 8 on a dual boot macbook most of the time until I am fully comfortable with OS X.

Are there any quirks to running Windows 8 on a macbook? Is the performance comparable or worse to a Windows laptop with the same specs? What have been your experiences dual booting?