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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:02 PM

images/news/windows.jpgIf you think you know what to expect from Windows 8, just wait till you get your hands on it.

The new OS has more than its share of rough edges, and the new “modern shell” is disorienting—at least initially. And Windows boss Steven Sinofsky took great pains to stress that this is not a launch but rather the initial availability of the platform for developers. Still, after a few hours of increasingly addictive hands-on experience, I am convinced that this new release will indeed be a very big deal.

Screenshots: Here

Read on at ZDNet

By the way...

Starting at 8PM today, Seattle time, you can download all of the code that attendees at BUILD received.
This includes 32 or 64 bit x86 builds, w/ or w/o dev tools. The releases also include a suite of sample/SDK applications and the SDK.


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:05 PM

More information at Microsoft presspass: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2...omputingPR.mspx

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:08 PM

That's amazing. can't wait until tonight :eniparadoxgma:

z3r010;25137 said:

For anybody that didn't watch the keynote:
This is fully enabled with no activation, they will also be providing updates as and when it needs/they have then.

http://msdn.microsof...s/windows/home/

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:54 PM

Will be ready 8:00pm PST

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:16 AM

Already there ahead of schedule

Downloading right now !

WindowsDeveloperPreview amd64 Free with VS tools:
http://wdp.dlws.microsoft.com/WDPDL/9B8 ... eloper.iso

WindowsDeveloperPreview i386 and amd64 Free release builds:
http://wdp.dlws.microsoft.com/WDPDL/9B8 ... nglish.iso
http://wdp.dlws.microsoft.com/WDPDL/9B8 ... nglish.iso

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:18 PM

hows it going? this is way cool!

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:43 PM

How to dual boot Windows 8



Everything you need to know installation and running Windows 8 http://www.howtogeek.com/74089/windows-8-t...creenshot-tour/

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:16 PM

thank you! i'm gonna do it!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:32 AM

Got it
:)
Thanks...

I installed it on a seperate drive so all I have to do is push F8 and choose the drive to boot from.

:eniparadoxgma: Windows 8 will take me longer to get use to than 7 since I don't use a phone much.

But it relly looks cool- now I have to start planning on getting a touch screen!!! :cc_surrender:

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:59 AM

after turning off that awful metro gui...it's pretty fast! i don't think i'd like a touch screen, as i'd most likely keep knocking it over. it took my win7 audio drivers, and had my raid drivers already. installed winrar. the gui is sharper and seems more responsive. i forgot i need to use the admin account, to be rid of the annoying popups whenever i want to install or open up an app.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:22 AM

Go easy with it, remember, it's a "pre beta" meaing it's an alpha build, so you may see some crashes :eniparadoxgma:

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:02 AM

View PostNvyseal, on Sep 14 2011, 08:22 PM, said:

Go easy with it, remember, it's a "pre beta" meaing it's an alpha build, so you may see some crashes :cc_surrender:
actually it ran great, very responsive. not a fan of the ribbon :eniparadoxgma:

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:55 AM

downing now...wow, can't remember the last time I played with a new windows OS...LOL :eniparadoxgma: Thanks guys!

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:01 AM

windows 7 just came out. does it have touch support?

its good to touch things :eniparadoxgma: ill buy windows 8 for all the girls i know :cc_surrender:

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:32 AM

View Postcpu_hero, on Sep 16 2011, 08:01 PM, said:

windows 7 just came out. does it have touch support?


Windows 7 has touch screen capability.
Most of us here have been using 7 for a couple years. Three if you count the betas.

This version of windows 8 is a very early release. It will go through many iterations(betas) before being officially released in its final form next year.

Just have fun with it and learn it well. You'll be way ahead of the game when most people see it for the first time.




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