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#1 OFFLINE   Temmu

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:03 PM

greets!

both idc and gartner agree, win 8's not going to go anywhere with we, the desktop (laptop) pc users.  (computerworld, dec 19, pg 5, "pc users unlikely to embrace windows 8"

hmm... me thinks we predicted that...
my opinion: there seems to be nothing of value coming from win 8 ... apparently not even the promised journaling file system that should have been with vista, then 7.
there was clear reason to go from vista to 7 - speed!  better user interface.  

win 8 may be ms's biggest non-event since, um windows 1 or windows m.e.

anyone here itching for 8? biggrin.gif rsvp!
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:52 AM

Windows 8 reminds me of Windows Embedded.  

Interesting to note that  Windows 8 Developer Preview is NT 6 build:

6.0.6000 = Vista SP0
6.0.6001 = Vista SP1
6.0.6002 = Vista SP2
6.1.7600 = Windows 7 SP0
6.1.7601  = Windows 7 SP1
6.2.8102 = Windows 8 Developer Preview

It's too early for me to say YEA or NAY to Windows 8 replacing Windows 7 on systems here, all of which were originally Vista OEM.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:12 AM

jc, an mvp!  sorry, i just now saw that.

our work did not replace xp with vista.  actually, we pleaded with our vendor to ship us xp machines.
with 2/3 of our machines still xp, and the others (new machines) only on 7 for a year now,
it would be a bad move to go to 8.  way too soon.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:18 PM

I think Windows 8 will be very popular with the Tablet/Mobile crowd.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:30 PM

it will be the only place it ends up.
except, of course, when ms stops selling 7
and you must buy 8.

but, that is far enough away to provide a modicum of comfort.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:33 PM

QUOTE (Temmu @ Dec 27 2011, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it will be the only place it ends up.
except, of course, when ms stops selling 7
and you must buy 8.

but, that is far enough away to provide a modicum of comfort.


If anyone one of us had made a decision on a desktop operating system based solely on the previews of a developer's build, I doubt few people would be using Windows.  Without a doubt, I think you're jumping the gun; it's not even in beta phase.  Windows 8 has a quite a ways to go before it's "final".  As for the new Metro interface, they say you can turn all of that off and go back to the typical Windows Explorer look you're used to seeing.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

I just read about "Storage Spaces" in Windows 8. The concept is similar to Linux LVM and was actually in Windows Home Server 2008 but was removed in WHS 2010. Apparently the code is a complete re-write of that in WHS. This looks like a cool feature for desktop PC users.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:35 AM

hmm... interesting indeed!

one wonders if you can expand the size of the "thin provisioned" disk past what it was set up as initially?


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

so has anyone here used Win8 on a desktop screen > 20" for a couple days?
I am wondering how the Metro interface works out on a large screen for an extended period of time. It seems to me that the color and scheme would wear thin in a couple of days in a  large form factor.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:27 AM

agreed.  me thinks metro is not for productivity on the pc.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:52 AM

Hello,

Didn't someone from Microsoft (I think it was Mark Russinovich or Steve Sinofsky) announce some time during the pre-Windows 7-timeframe that they were not going to rev the major build number as they had with previous releases as it broke some enterprise customers' LOB apps?

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QUOTE (jcgriff2 @ Dec 26 2011, 05:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Windows 8 reminds me of Windows Embedded.  

Interesting to note that  Windows 8 Developer Preview is NT 6 build:

6.0.6000 = Vista SP0
6.0.6001 = Vista SP1
6.0.6002 = Vista SP2
6.1.7600 = Windows 7 SP0
6.1.7601  = Windows 7 SP1
6.2.8102 = Windows 8 Developer Preview

It's too early for me to say YEA or NAY to Windows 8 replacing Windows 7 on systems here, all of which were originally Vista OEM.


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