Anyone else tried Windows 8?

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Anyone else tried Windows 8?

Post by dunsurfin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 16:14

I decided to see what it was like and installed it on VirtualBox. I had to google to find out how to shut it down (apart from using the VB control). Opening a picture it proceeds to tell me that I have an application to open the file before it does so. There then seems no way back to do anything else. I couldn't be bothered to try any other programmes as VB isn't happy with it. I do think there has been some shameless copying from Linux DEs but it isn't even half finished. It is faster than Windows 7 but that's not saying much. I have read comparisons of this release to the release of Vista and I think there is a point there. MS are panicking in the face of Linux, Apple and Android and trying to catch up with an ill-prepared release.
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Re: Anyone else tried Windows 8?

Post by throdon » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:14

I was running windows 7 on my desktop and i used the microsoft upgrade advisor. It took about 1.5 hours to download and install and reboot. I was using portable apps and a couple of installed apps like firefox. I also played about 10-15 hours of skyrim over a couple of days.
Something was wrong with the nvidia drivers(desktop gadgets said i was running an ATI graphics card) and some desktop gadgets didn't work but it was a good running system.
Then i hears a sound like a marble being dropped on top of the case. So I believe my power supply burnt out. So I can't run it on my desktop anymore.
I might install it on my netbook but because of screen resolution I won't be able to use any apps from the store.
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Re: Anyone else tried Windows 8?

Post by wolfden » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:59

I don't think MS is in a panic and MS releasing a lame release seems to be of norm. Remember win98 than Win98SE, than there was WinME. I will be in no rush to upgrade as win7 is rock solid for me.

Did you try disabling Metro? That would be the first thing to go on my install

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Re: Anyone else tried Windows 8?

Post by dunsurfin » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:19

wolfden wrote:
Did you try disabling Metro? That would be the first thing to go on my install
No, I just wanted to see what a new user would be faced with on starting a new machine. I'm fortunate that I only need a Microsoft machine for one piece of hardware and wine deals admirably with the 2 pieces of MS software I use. I don't really know why I keep the installations! :)
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