Monday, September 17th 2012

Windows 8 Launch Event Slated for October 25, Held In New York

Microsoft plans to hold a launch event for its upcoming client operating system, Windows 8, on October 25, 2012. The event will be held in New York. In all likelihood, the event leads up to a midnight launch of the operating system on the 26th. Microsoft's next big launch for the year, the Surface, could be part of the event. Windows 8 is Microsoft's next major update to its flagship product, which radically changes its user-interface for the "post-PC era." It is also the first mainline Windows version since Windows 95 to support a machine architecture apart from x86 and IA-64 (Windows 8 RT, supporting ARM).

Source: The Verge
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30 Comments on Windows 8 Launch Event Slated for October 25, Held In New York

#1
Svarog
I bet atleast 5 people will show up.
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#2
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Svarog
I bet atleast 5 people will show up.
Try a few thousand................
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#3
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
I would show up if it meant free stuff which usually is the case during these events.
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#4
Octavean
Well I live in New York so if the event isnt too far from home I'll be there,.... provided that they are giving away free Surface Tablets to those that attend,.....

Otherwise "F" it,..... ;)
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I can get it through Dreamspark. Or is that another version?
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#6
EpicShweetness
by: Easy Rhino
I would show up if it meant free stuff which usually is the case during these events.
I hear ya on that one, free stuff is always a good thing!! I'd buy Windows 8 if I had one of those all in one's, and it was offered to me for like $20, but meh. I'll be keeping all my computers running 7.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Frick
I can get it through Dreamspark. Or is that another version?
windows 8 is on dreamspark
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#8
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
So it's released there beforehand?

Anyway I just noticed my eligibility expired. And it's still not sure if I can enroll this year again. Was really looking forward to it. :(
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#9
Hustler
..and MS can fuck right off, hell will freeze over before I put this POS on my desktop.
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#10
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Hustler
..and MS can fuck right off, hell will freeze over before I put this POS on my desktop.
Whys that? You hate innovation?
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#12
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Frick
So it's released there beforehand?

Anyway I just noticed my eligibility expired. And it's still not sure if I can enroll this year again. Was really looking forward to it. :(
That is where I got it. I think my eligibility expires at the end of this year. I downloaded every Microsoft product available :laugh:
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#13
tacosRcool
I love it how people say so much crap about Windows 8 and I doubt 99% have even tried it. I tried the 8400 build and I do like it. In fact I like it that much I will be an early adopter of Windows 8.
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#14
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: TheMailMan78
Whys that? You hate innovation?
....Or, just like anyone else he likes to blatently hate on anything that has to do with Microsoft releasing a new product.
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#15
erocker
I tried it and it's okay. It doesn't give me any reason to switch from what I'm currently using... But I'll switch eventually.

by: MxPhenom 216
....Or, just like anyone else he likes to blatently hate on anything that has to do with Microsoft releasing a new product.
No no no. Some people just don't like it. Deal with it.. Though I don't know if you really need to deal with it. It's not like you work for Microsoft or anything... oh wait.
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#16
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: erocker
I tried it and it's okay. It doesn't give me any reason to switch from what I'm currently using... But I'll switch eventually.



No no no. Some people just don't like it. Deal with it.. Though I don't know if you really need to deal with it. It's not like you work for Microsoft or anything... oh wait.
WEll I know that, but I also know that most people who don't like Win8 are typically people who have looked at any leaked screenshots and said it fails, etc. Without actually trying it for more then an hour. It took me a full week of using it on my laptop to actually start liking it.
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#17
erocker
by: MxPhenom 216
but I also know that most people who don't like Win8 are typically people who have looked at any leaked screenshots and said it fails, etc. Without actually trying it for more then an hour.
No, actually you don't know. Unless of course you can show me some proof of this, otherwise it's just an opinion and a biased one at that.

I'm using it on my server right now and at first my thoughts were "this sucks". After a couple hours, my thoughts were "its not too bad". Then, after a day or so my thoughts were "I still prefer the classic start button config and all that, but I'm getting used to this. Which led my to my thoughts in my initial post in this thread. Windows 8 is okay, but it's nothing very exciting for me with the exception of SSD support.
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#18
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
The event launch will be widely attended. You can bet as much. I do hope though that Microsoft updates Windows 8 and adds an option to have the start menu. Like maybe turn on a 'classic' theme. After all, I have noticed Windows 8 is faster loading games and programs.
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#19
Octavean
I have a Technet subscription so I’ll definitely use Windows 8 at some point. I’ll probably deploy it on my Asus Eee Slate EP121 Core i5 Tablet PC first and move on from there. I liked the latest build well enough but haven’t tried the RTM yet.

I dont see any real need to change from Windows 7 though so I can see how some people may want to skip it.

I think if you can get a bench of smaller SSD units to function as one large SSD without RAID 0 and TRIM support, that would be a plus. This feature might be nice with HDD units as well as a replacment for WHS drive extender.
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#20
tacosRcool
You know if you switched of the Microsoft logo and name and swapped it for the Apple name and logo, people would be saying it's the best thingthey ever used.
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#21
doive1231
Stands to reason

Stands to reason that after the Win Vista debacle MS don't want to hack people off. Therefore, there will be improvements in Windows 8 but I've tried it and they're not enough for me to switch. The interface is worse so I'll stick.
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#22
KissSh0t
I have tried Windows 8 for a few weeks now and I will not be purchasing it, this is the first Microsoft OS I will not be upgrading too. It is not worth the hassle.

Windows 7 does everything an OS should. Windows 8 just makes easy tasks difficult.
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#23
mtosev
by: Svarog
I bet atleast 5 people will show up.
I would go if I was from NYC or near by
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#24
EpicShweetness
by: tacosRcool
You know if you switched of the Microsoft logo and name and swapped it for the Apple name and logo, people would be saying it's the best thingthey ever used.
Nah! Most of us here are smart enough to know Apple isn't the hype it is. Plus I hate Apple with a burning passion, I'm just saying.
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#25
Perra
Well, I like it, can see why people don't like it too, especially if they are used to the start-button. Me on the other hand, I never used it so its less clutter on the taskbar I guess. :)
Can't say much about metro either since I never use it.

For me win8 is essentially an improved win7 without a start button.

Would have been fun to attend the launch but not going to fly over there because of it. :)
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