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Post by TalkingReckless on Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:00 am

http://www.viddler.com/explore/engadget/videos/3237/

a little review/preview here by engagdet

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/16/windows-8-on-a-laptop-in-depth-preview-video/




just downloaded it, can't wait to give it a go, just waiting to find a spare DVD...

never really a fan of windows phone , not sure i am gonna like the window phone type Start they added...

one thing i am really excited about is the Kinect Compatibility.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by FalcaoPunch on Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:13 am

Quick question.
This isn't a full operating system yet is it?
And if I download it and put it on a disk and install will it replace my windows 7 already on my laptop?

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Re: Windows 8

Post by beatrixasdfghjk. on Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:41 am

You can install it on a separate partition.
It's quite good, but the Metro UI is very confusing.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by poolsupporter on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:07 am

^^ When you put in the DVD and begin the install, you will have to create a separate partition.

But note, this is not even a release candidate yet. I'm glad I have two hard drives in my computer. The second allows me to mess with stuff like this. Going to buy some DVDs tomorrow or day after and give it a go. A couple of my friends have already done it and seem to like it.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Guest on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:35 am

Looks terrible......

I don't want my pc to be a giant phone, I have a phone for that ffs

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Re: Windows 8

Post by beatrixasdfghjk. on Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:02 am

@Crimson wrote:Looks terrible......

I don't want my pc to be a giant phone, I have a phone for that ffs
You can disable Metro UI through the registry if you want to :L
And it's not designed to be a giant phone, it's for TABLETS.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:03 am

@Crimson wrote:Looks terrible......

I don't want my pc to be a giant phone, I have a phone for that ffs

My exact reaction

that being said i'm pretty change averse when it comes to this sort of thing

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Chad on Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:10 am

Anyone played games on it?

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Re: Windows 8

Post by TalkingReckless on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:59 pm

@Chad wrote:Anyone played games on it?


all win 7 stuff should work on it.... it build on top of win 7

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Forza on Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:50 am

Has anyone bought a win 8 PC or upgraded yet? If so, what's it like? I've seen the demo version, so I know the basics. What I'm really interested in is the little details though. I.e. what little innovations/annoying things that happen when you use win 8

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Re: Windows 8

Post by TalkingReckless on Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:57 am

i have been using it for months and just bought the upgrade to use the final version.... so for i am enjoying it alot, as windows itself is alot faster and unlike many people i like the metro style and wishing i had a touch screen laptop right now

i was about to buy the surface but i am gonna wait until the pro comes out, it's a full PC in a tablet

only problem i can see atm is that there aren't enough good apps, but they will come in the coming months, so for now i am using the desktop more then metro... but still i like the metro and the whole being able to control xbox through smartglass

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Forza on Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:02 am

do you find yourself using the desktop much?

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Re: Windows 8

Post by TalkingReckless on Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:30 am

Forza Rossoneri wrote:do you find yourself using the desktop much?

well not everything will be an app, you do still use alot of other applications which aren't MS store apps... for example, MS Office and all the big games which are on the desktop not Metro..

read this review here from The Verge

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/23/3537710/windows-8-review

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Dutti on Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:02 am

Laptop Magazine interview

LAPTOP: The Windows 8 Switcher displays each Modern style app as its own thumbnail but folds all the desktop apps into a single thumbnail because it considers the desktop itself to be an app. Is this a usability problem?

Budiu: It is confusing, because users have to remember what they’re running in the desktop and go back to that app to resume editing a document in Word, for instance, or creating a chart in Excel. In general, switching between apps is costly for the users – you have to go to the start page, then select the app, and then, for those apps running in the desktop, go to desktop and select it from there. Compare that with older versions of Windows – just one click was needed to choose the running app from the task bar.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by TalkingReckless on Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:15 am

@Dutti wrote:Laptop Magazine interview

LAPTOP: The Windows 8 Switcher displays each Modern style app as its own thumbnail but folds all the desktop apps into a single thumbnail because it considers the desktop itself to be an app. Is this a usability problem?

Budiu: It is confusing, because users have to remember what they’re running in the desktop and go back to that app to resume editing a document in Word, for instance, or creating a chart in Excel. In general, switching between apps is costly for the users – you have to go to the start page, then select the app, and then, for those apps running in the desktop, go to desktop and select it from there. Compare that with older versions of Windows – just one click was needed to choose the running app from the task bar.

switching between apps is easily there is a sidebar that lets your easily multitask and switch between app or you can use alt-tab

i think many of these tech experts really think their readers/users are dumb as hell, because many think win 8 is gonna be too much their users tiny brains to adjust to

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Dutti on Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:39 am

Actually, they weren't specifically talking about switching apps. Rather, they talked about switching from metro to desktop (which is an app in windows 8 ) in order to access good old software like Word or other win7 based programs.

As explained by Budiu, it is obviously costly because you have to go to the win8 start page, then choose the desktop app to access windows 7, and then click on the icon of the software that you want to run. Whereas, for the case of traditional windows OS, one can immediately access the software by double clicking the icon.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by beatrixasdfghjk. on Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:26 am

Honestly, if you don't like Metro, you don't have to use it, and it's pretty much the same as Windows 7 then. I run my Windows 8 laptop without using Metro apps ... because the resolution isn't high enough Mad.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Jack Daniels on Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:48 am

I'm on Win8 now. All good so far except that some errors when you log in then you have to restart.

I'm still using my desktop mainly lol.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Forza on Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:25 am

Legend wrote:
Forza Rossoneri wrote:do you find yourself using the desktop much?

well not everything will be an app, you do still use alot of other applications which aren't MS store apps... for example, MS Office and all the big games which are on the desktop not Metro..

read this review here from The Verge

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/23/3537710/windows-8-review
finally got round to reading the full review in the link, lengthy but very informative, thanks for that

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Re: Windows 8

Post by TalkingReckless on Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:55 pm

@Jack Daniels wrote:I'm on Win8 now. All good so far except that some errors when you log in then you have to restart.

I'm still using my desktop mainly lol.

there aren't enough Metro apps yet to really be using it alot

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Babun on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:47 pm

Every software is there to drive the IT market forward. Do you know what Windows 8 stands for?
Expect a boom in touch screen monitor market for the next 3 years. They'll get bigger with better panels, new models every year then they'll come up with a new idea to the money out of your pockets eco smile

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Jack Daniels on Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:29 am

Legend wrote:
@Jack Daniels wrote:I'm on Win8 now. All good so far except that some errors when you log in then you have to restart.

I'm still using my desktop mainly lol.

there aren't enough Metro apps yet to really be using it alot
Agreed, almost all apps in Win8 is still in preview. So it's not like this is the finished thing.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Phritz on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:11 am

A long time ago I was using my Zune and wondered why Microsoft doesn't use this design for a phone UI or make a Zone and now it's being used for the phone OS and full OS :bow:

Zune from the second gen onwards was soooo underrated cause the first gen did suck but the awesomeness of Zune has carried over into windows banana

If anything you should upgrade for the boot time alone.

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Re: Windows 8

Post by la bestia negra on Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:01 pm

@Phritz wrote:A long time ago I was using my Zune and wondered why Microsoft doesn't use this design for a phone UI or make a Zone and now it's being used for the phone OS and full OS :bow:

Zune from the second gen onwards was soooo underrated cause the first gen did suck but the awesomeness of Zune has carried over into windows banana

If anything you should upgrade for the boot time alone.

id kill for a zune

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Re: Windows 8

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:59 am

The multi-screen usability absolutely sucks balls

Sad

Apparently it wasn't a priority for release and will be released in a future patch Sad

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