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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

images/news/windows.jpgOn February 29, Microsoft will flip a switch that gives the general public access to a major milestone in the Windows 8 development process.

In a bygone era, this version might have been labeled “beta.” Indeed, when Windows boss Steven Sinofsky laid out the Windows 8 roadmap last September, that’s the word he used for this milestone. But Microsoft has chosen instead to label this release “Consumer Preview.”

Why the name change? Blame Google. And Apple. And Microsoft. Especially Microsoft.

They’re literally not making betas like they used to. Originally, beta was the phase of software development when a product was feature complete but needed more testing and tweaking to root out bugs. That was usually the stage at which some small subgroup of the developer’s customers got to try the product, usually for free.

Read on at Ed Botts Column at ZDNet


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:15 AM

Oh GOD, please NO!!!!

Please.


Pretty please.

I beg...NO!

I'll pay, honest.

Please.

Please don't. I never meant to put Vista down....please..........please!!!

Windows Me was really OK too, oh GOD please nooooooooooooo.

#3 VoodooGuru

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:38 AM

You can disable the ghey 'metro' interface and get the start menu back with a registry tweak... The recent developer preview I tried wasn't much different than 7 once I did so.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:00 AM

well, after some finagling, scara has decided to help ms with hosting the download, as their servers will be a bit swamped that day...

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:37 AM

The wait is almost over. Just 2 weeks. :)

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:48 AM

View Postvrosa x64, on Feb 15 2012, 04:37 AM, said:

The wait is almost over. Just 2 weeks. :)

Yeah. Just like a Cancer, no cure, relentless, and not bothering what damage it does. I can hardly wait.

Awful.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:06 AM

common rik, it'll be like the twitter os (like apple!)! just think: you are on 'the cloud'!
heck, you know you want to...girls like it...come on rik...

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

It's today :)

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:21 PM

The pain begins. :dull:




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