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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-12-12, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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I'm trying out the Win 8 preview and its going to be very different. Reminds me of a Iphone.

I'll try posting some screenshots as soon as I figure out how.

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Re: Windows 8

I tried it last year and didn't like the desktop. There is a way to have the start window back. It was even hard to find how to shut it down.

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I don;t know how well that's going to sell to the businesses. From what I understand, it uses cloud technology. A lot of our customers balked a modem dial-ins to our building control units. Try telling them that their proprietary secrets and bank accounts are being handled by an operating system that's out in cyberverse.... right.
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You have to log in with your email address to even use it. I tinkered with it for a little bit and I guess could use it if I had to. One thing I couldn't figure out is how to close open programs. I could bring up the list on the right that shows what all was open, but found no way to close them. And the only glitch that I saw was that it identified my processor as a AMD 3 core instead of a AMD Phenom II x 4.

I'll post what few screenshots I took as soon as I pull them off the flash drive and upload them.
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You have to log in with your email address to even use it. I tinkered with it for a little bit and I guess could use it if I had to. One thing I couldn't figure out is how to close open programs. I could bring up the list on the right that shows what all was open, but found no way to close them. And the only glitch that I saw was that it identified my processor as a AMD 3 core instead of a AMD Phenom II x 4.

I'll post what few screenshots I took as soon as I pull them off the flash drive and upload them.
From what I've heard, I think I'll wait a year or two before even consider buying it. I bought Millennium once. I may be scarred now, but I'm wiser for it.
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Re: Windows 8

Start page


I believe this page was like a start menu. Highlight the option you want on the right. In this case it was Apps


Desktop


Photo section


IE9
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I did enjoy Microsoft maps.



Weather was really nice. It allowed me to slide page to the left to see more map and radar options.


I did find a conventional control panel


Stats were wrongs. I have a 4 core processor.


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Yes millennium was a flop. It didn't take em long to get XP out after that was released. Vista was a flop too. I guess I'm going to stick with 7. I do know when 8 is released, Microsoft is going to sell an update for under 50 bucks. I'll probably buy a few just to have on hand.
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From what I have read, Windows 8 is designed for the new windows phone and tablet so maybe don't bother with it on your desktop yet. I don't know from experiance but just what the techo's have been saying.

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To me, there's too much new stuff to learn with 8. I'll probably just stick with 7 as its been rock solid from the get-go.
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