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Windows 8 preview

Postby DragonFury » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:53 pm

Well i downloaded this OS last night, and upon hearing that AMD finally cut some drivers for it I decided to try it out. here are some screenies for all of ya.

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Microsoft has made some minor changes to Windows 8 since the last beta, but if you are already using windows 8, or have used it it should be fairly familiar.
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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby bubba » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:02 am

Win8 = WinME = pass

skip every other version of windows, works out to be the one they use as the test bed.

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98 - good
ME - sucked
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Win8 - sucks so far for what I have seen.
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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby DragonFury » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:21 pm

I don't understand why peeps don't like it, the more I play with it and get familiar with it, the more I love it.
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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby egloeckle » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:42 pm

bubba wrote:Win8 = WinME = pass

skip every other version of windows, works out to be the one they use as the test bed.

95 - sucked
98 - good
ME - sucked
XP - good
Vista - sucked
Win7 - good
Win8 - sucks so far for what I have seen.


Problem with this thought process is that people always leave out Win2k. It may not have been initially intended for home use, when ME bombed it ended up being the go to for a lot of people. That and 95 wasnt terrible considering it was their first pre-emptive 32bit OS among other things. At that point most other offerings were far worse, just look at OS/2.

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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby bubba » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:22 pm

Win2k was never really ment for home users. It was business class like WinNT was. After those XP come along and M$ made to one base OS for home and business just disabled features for home versions.
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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby egloeckle » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:49 pm

True, but Win2k ended being bastardized for home use when ME flopped. At least from what I experienced it did. You could buy Win2k PC's from best buy/compusa/etc, and most of the gamers I knew around that time used it as it ran DirectX and most games ran fine on it. Some did dualboot 2k/98 to get around specific compatibility issues however when needed.

Either way, I do agree with you that Win8 will be like Vista and be skipped over by most (it looks like a joke for business use especially).

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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby DragonFury » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:27 pm

here is another nice capability of Windows 8 that is not found on previous OS'. At least I never seen it, Win 7 and previous OS' can only go to a 24bit depth, windows 8 can utilize a 32bit depth.

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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby CanonmanNC » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:04 am

From what I have seen Windows 8 seems to be a descent OS but I am not very keen on the user interface. It seems that they are force feeding us the mobile interface.

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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby DragonFury » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:56 am

It is really not that bad, I like it mostly because it is different, it is not the same old OS that we have seen.
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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby Major_A » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:57 am

I installed the preview on a:
Phenom X3
2GB RAM
HD 5450
2X160GB SATA RAID 0

The system was blazing fast for the hardware installed. It literally brought new life into an aging system. Problem was I just couldn't get past the damn Metro UI. I kept going to the Desktop to play around and it got to the point where it aggravated me having to switch back and forth. If they made a Pro/Ultimate edition where you could disable Metro then I'd be all over it. At this point I'll pass. I have 3 unused Vista licenses sitting in the closet. I don't want to buy Win 8 to have it sitting in the closet too.

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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby DragonFury » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:29 am

Microsoft trying to keep it from peeps disabling the metro screen. What I ended up doing with Win 8 (which is no different from what i did with windows 7) was to make the quick launch so for those programs I access the most are right there on the primary desktop. You can still add the quick launch to the task bar just you have to go fishing for it.
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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby FZ1 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:46 pm

DragonFury wrote:Microsoft trying to keep it from peeps disabling the metro screen. What I ended up doing with Win 8 (which is no different from what i did with windows 7) was to make the quick launch so for those programs I access the most are right there on the primary desktop. You can still add the quick launch to the task bar just you have to go fishing for it.

Now they've blocked it altogether at boot
http://www.legitreviews.com/news/13807/

I installed it the other night and played around with it a bit. If we had a yawn smiley, I'd be using it right now. I'll be sticking with Win 7 for the foreseeable future...I may even go all OS X at some point.
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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby Major_A » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:22 pm

FZ1 wrote:I may even go all OS X at some point.

Hackintosh I hope.

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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby pendaws » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:59 am

I have used Windows 8 but am really NOT a fan. I guess I am too old to appreciate the NEW interface. :)
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Re: Windows 8 preview

Postby Neptune24 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:25 am

I haven't used Windows 8 but still,

The main issue I think Windows 8 has is that it combines mobiles, tablets, laptops, desktops and the consoles all into one operating system. (I am still waiting for them to update the 360. Wouldn't put it past them)

While on the surface (no pun intended) this is a good idea. The different devices have different requirements.

I will stick with Windows 7 for now. Though I will get hold of a release client for Windows 8 and give it a whirl.

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