Anyone Playing with Windows 8 Beta? (1 Viewer)

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I just installed it on an old laptop I never use. It is pretty much the same as Windows 7 with an APP based window.
 

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You need an Intel based tablet to experience the Metro UI.
I had it on a Viewsonic for a few days after release. Looks okay.

Waiting for the ARM version.

Diogen.
 

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I did not install the beta but I probably will upgrade when it is released.
Not that impressed so far. It is exactly Windows 7 with an APP (tiles) based window start screen. You can leave the window and go to the icon and startup menu based Windows 7 window.

Yes, if you have a touch screen monitor or tablet, then this version is a definite plus
 

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I'm running Windows 7 now - it's the last version of windows I'll be working with. Next computer upgrade I'll be switching to a Mac.
Just bought a MAC about a month ago, and still not impressed with them. My wife loves it though and since it is hers, that is all that matters
 

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Does anyone know how to turn on, "Allow APPs to use my current location" on Windows 8? The weather tile on the start window uses a city that is not near me and will not allow me to change the city
 

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Never mind. The computer I was using just caught fire, literally. It was a laptop that had a failed monitor and I was using it as a desktop plugged into a monitor. I guess the same short that caused the monitor to go out also caused the thing to catch fire.

I heard a noise, the screen went blank, smoke came out at the hinge where the monitor opens up, and a little flame came out. I immediately unplugged it and pulled out the battery. So much for that experiment. Maybe I can find another old laptop lying around and swap hard-drives

ETA: Found one, but it is IDE and the other one was Sata
 

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I'm running Windows 7 now - it's the last version of windows I'll be working with. Next computer upgrade I'll be switching to a Mac.
This is the second Win8 thread turning into a dumpster.
Who the f*** was asking whether you like it?

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This is the second Win8 thread turning into a dumpster.

Makes sense since windows 8 looks like it will be garbage. I've been a huge fan on Microsoft products in the past, but I think rebuilding their flagship product to mimic their mediocre mobile OS is a terrible idea. iPad copies are not the future, just ask HP, RIM, and Motorola.
 

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Makes sense since windows 8 looks like it will be garbage. I've been a huge fan on Microsoft products in the past, but I think rebuilding their flagship product to mimic their mediocre mobile OS is a terrible idea. iPad copies are not the future, just ask HP, RIM, and Motorola.

Except they aren't rebuilding it if all they're doing is continuing to improve 7 in addition to introducing a consistent UI across all of their platforms.

If it improves on 7 it will be a winner, if it bloats it up and makes it more Vista like, then no thanks. The jury is most certainly still out unless you're predisposed one way or the other.

I'd consider a Mac, but moving to a platform that would cost me exponentially more out of pocket than the computers I build/have now doesn't make much sense, also owning a platform that is in the single digits market-wise doesn't go over too well when you enjoy gaming.

Widgets in the UI is by definition not a copy of the iPad btw :p The Apple walled garden strictly disallows anything that makes the tablet look like a desktop.
 

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