Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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  1. El Xando

    El Xando "Dam whippersnapper"

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    Anyone else installed this? I've been running it for about 2 days now, I quite like it.
    Some very nice new features... If you hold start and press print screen it saves directly to a file instead of you having to paste it into a program.
    Also Windows Experience Index now goes up to 9.9!
    Here are my scores (5.9 on HDD as I just have it installed on a 100GB partition on one of my 1TB SATA drives):
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    MenaceInc Staff Member Staff Member

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    ah but does it go up to 11?
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    FrozenIpaq Justin B / Supp. Editor Staff Member

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    I downloaded it but have not yet installed it. I was thinking about running it as my main OS to try it out but am seriously discouraged by the tile formatting. I am very much a traditional desktop user with multiple windows and applications open that I don't think I will like the new interface. I'm sure it will work better on my laptop right now which is where I have the developer preview already installed.

    However i hate the metro theme. I hate it with a passion. They're forcing a drastic change and trying to adopt their metro UI across their platforms for consistency - but right now that's not what Windows needs
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    slicer4ever Coding random shit

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    I'd have to agree to a certain extent. The metro seems interesting, and is perfectly suited for touchscreen interface imo. but anything that rely's on traditional mouse/keyboard setup is probably going to find it more irritating, than useful.

    i'm debating on installing this myself, i want to try it, but i think i'd rather hold off for when it's released.

    @El Xando were your scores already maxed out in windows 7?
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    El Xando "Dam whippersnapper"

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    No actually. I had 7.9 on graphics and RAM, but 7.8 on Processor.
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    slicer4ever Coding random shit

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    interesting, iirc, i thought the idea of windows index score, was that the max scores increase over time, but that hardware scores wouldn't change.
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    KezraPlanes Just some dood

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    A million times this! Metro sucks majorly when we're speaking about desktop OS. The classic windows layout is perfect and needed NO changes. Hell, even Linux distros go out of their way to include some similarities to it because of the way people like it. Why change has been hardcoded into our brains for years and that we are confortable with?
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    MenaceInc Staff Member Staff Member

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    It is foolish to think that we've reached the optimal peak in terms of desktop design. Without trying other options, we cannot be certain that what we have currently is the best possible option for the moment.
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    FrozenIpaq Justin B / Supp. Editor Staff Member

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    Either way metro is a step back for the desktop experience.
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    MenaceInc Staff Member Staff Member

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    I agree, I'm just playing Devil's Advocate.
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    Windows 8 is the first new OS from Microsoft I have little to no interest in. I just see no reason to switch over so far if you aren't going to use the Metro interface. It looks promising for tablets, however.
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    KezraPlanes Just some dood

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    I never said it was the best, or least I didn't mean to say it. I said that of all the options available at this time, the classic windows layout is in fact the best we have at this moment in time. However that is subject to change, as is everything.

    I'm with x3 on this one. Unless there are truly spectacular performance advantages over Win7, I will not be switching over.
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    MenaceInc Staff Member Staff Member

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    Ah but if Metro wasn't there, would we know for sure that between Metro and Aero we would prefer Aero?



    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/consumer-preview





    I may switch to 8 but the main reason I would want to do so is the App Store. Having something similar to APT which has been in GNU/Linux for nearly 14 years would be very welcome for myself. Even if it meant having to pay for software that was previously free (so developers could cover app store costs) then I'd be willing to do so.
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    El Xando "Dam whippersnapper"

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    KezraPlanes Just some dood

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    I don't even like Aero, but it doesn't impact that the performance and makes things look shinier. Metro changes the way and look everything I like works so it's a no-no for me (unless they've drastically changed since the Developer preview, which I doubt.) Metro should have been a tablet/phone-only UI and it's perfect for that.

    Also the fact that Win8 may not let you dual-boot with a Linux distro is a HUGE turn off for me.
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    The link was added later, I've taken care of it.
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    If this is the case, no way am I switching to Win8. From what I can tell, it just seems like a new version of Windows built to cater to tablets/ the inevitable touch screen computers that will be coming soon. No reason for me to go through the effort of switching over. I just don't really see the advantage of it.
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    LocutusEstBorg Contributor

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    I pretty much only used the Start Menu in 7 to type stuff and press enter. I can do the same thing in Windows 8.
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    Got a copy of the consumer preview so I'll be having a look at it tomorrow perhaps
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