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    Question Windows 8

    I haven't been keeping my ear to the tracks lately so...

    Is this being designed mostly as a portable OS or is there going to be any reason to upgrade from my Current Win 7 64bit? I'm very happy with my current OS/Setup and the new OS would really have to be something special for me to want to upgrade (I mean REALLY special).

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    7, ftw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    7, ftw!
    I hear ya! I think in the last 2 years that I've had it installed it may have blinked twice, and one of those 2 times was my fault lol.

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    I'm not going to rush to upgrade my primary systems to it.....but I'll be playing with it on a netbook.
    You're going to see more cloud like stuff like "Microsoft Store"....ring bells to Android Market or Apple Store?
    Boot from USB....move around various devices, "portable OS"
    Ability to run from low system RAM hardware....netbooks.
    Jury will be out on "always on apps"...I'm sure software developers will have to "groom" their products to run well in this mode. My hunch is, we'll see existing applications have issues with this.

    I love 7 also....runs so well on my laptop I hardly boot to *nix anymore, cuz 7 has power management and wakeup working very well, and has been rock stable.
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    I'm running the Consumer Preview on my backup rig. I have to say, the first time I ran Windows 7, there was a definite WOW factor, that made me want it. I'm not seeing that with Windows 8. The Metro interface is actually turning me off from wanting to ever upgrade from Windows 7. It "might" be OK on a tablet with a touch screen but on a regular desktop PC it doesn't seem to be very user friendly. YMMV
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    I tried it on my laptop and found there isn't a compatable video driver available.
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    Older laptop? I've used a Vista driver in a pinch on my Win 7 PC. Win 8 is supposed to be able to use Win 7 drivers so you might just get lucky if you can find a vista driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    I love 7 also....runs so well on my laptop I hardly boot to *nix anymore, cuz 7 has power management and wakeup working very well, and has been rock stable.
    Wow..
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