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 Post subject: Windows 8?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:13 pm 
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So I've done some research and came across Windows 8.
The thing that I'm curious about is if anyone here knows about it.
And before you say it's fake, it is downloadable on microsoft's website.
I am still trying to install it so wish me luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:25 am 
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My college roommate has a programmer design preview of it. It is pretty neat.
Appears to be geared mostly toward tablets and touch screens in its interface.
I haven't really used Windows 7 (Macintosh fellow), nor have I studied Windows 8 so I cannot really compare them.
I believe it is still a work in progress so be sure to back your stuff up.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Back with great news! I installed it and it is A-MAZ-ING! I still have to get used to it but this is awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
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I'll be installing it as soon as I get home, assuming its free lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
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One of my friends had it installed a while back on his MacBook but he reverted back to 7. It's not quite ready for general use yet. It was much less stable for him and there wasn't really any added functionality other than the (frankly not very convenient) graphical shell.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:00 pm 
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Well, I have problems but they aren't that big of problems to revert back.
And I noticed that Solidworks is MUCH faster now and I am very impressed!
Now I'm thinking "What will the completed version be like?"
But still, I will give this OS in progress an 8/10 just because I think it deserves that!

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
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One potential issue could be compatibility. Some older games require "hoops" to jump thru in order to run on Windows 7, and 8 could make the process harder or impossible. I'll be sticking with 7 since operating systems from Microsoft after a decent one don't exactly have a good track record. After Win 98 came ME, and after XP was the quickly dumped Vista.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
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I have heard several times that Win8 is terrible, and the interface is unwieldy.

I see no reason to switch, and to be quite frank, there are no additional benefits to 8 over 7 that I have seen, all things included.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
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Nothing beats the good old XP

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
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olz wrote:
Nothing beats the good old XP


Ditto.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
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Jorbs3210 wrote:
olz wrote:
Nothing beats the good old XP


Ditto.


I once thought that. Then I stopped using windows! :lol:

Seriously though, Windows 8 is supposed to be awesome on tablets, a pain in the bum on anything without a touchscreen and a nightmare for anyone who doesn't want to use it, thanks to their insistence on OEMs shipping with secure-boot.

This prevents install of other operating systems. :x It is a sneak attack on people who refuse to buy their software, that they are promoting as a way to prevent attacks. Perhaps if they didn't ship an OS that is more full of holes than a rusty sieve... Extremely underhand.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:51 pm 
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From what I've heard, Windows 8 (as has been stated) is designed mainly for touchscreens. It's actually largely based around the Zune and WP7 interface. I have a Samsung Focus which runs on WP7 and I absolutely LOVE it but I can't see myself using that kind of interface on a normal desktop or laptop computer. It doesn't seem as convenient as Windows 7 (or similar OS).

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