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Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 8 Release Preview

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Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview, the next milestone of the highly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Available for download today in 14 languages at here, the Windows 8 Release Preview delivers a fast and fluid experience, along with a new user interface that responds equally well to touch as it does to keyboard and mouse. Since the February release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which was downloaded more than 1 million times in the first 24 hours, Windows 8 has become the most tested Microsoft operating system of all time, and with today's release, it enters its final phase of development before it releases to manufacturing.

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Installing now, we'll see how it goes.
 
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Guess I'll pop her in a VM.
 
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we will see
 

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Well I guess the good thing so far is that people will be happy to know that they didn't ditch Aero like the news reports said earlier.

Other than that, I haven't seen anything new over the CP.
 
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I'm having some secondary screen issues with the CP at the moment, burning the RC now... Hopefully it's all gone :)
 
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I'm having some secondary screen issues with the CP at the moment, burning the RC now... Hopefully it's all gone :)
Burning?

Just mount the damn iso rather than wasting a disk.

:laugh:
 
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Have to admit that it takes a while getting used to this, but companies like steam, amd, nvidia better cook their control panels in to metro style design, I would hate to switch back and forth to mess with my graphic card settings or to launch games.

I do appreciate the effort on micorsoft's part though, this is a great shift away from traditional OS, but I think it is necessary for microsoft to make one unique OS for tablets and PC.

It takes some getting used to but the speed of the OS is just amazing.
 
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***YAWN***

The Start Menu is gone, Windows 7 works perfectly fine; no reason to even consider Windows 8.
 
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***YAWN***

The Start Menu is gone, Windows 7 works perfectly fine; no reason to even consider Windows 8.
Well that isn't strictly true is it.

First of all, the start menu is not gone. It can be reenabled very easily.


As for no other reasons, boot time is about half to a third of windows seven boot up times.

I imagine there's quite a lot more optimizations as well.

I believe it uses less ram and in general is a much more stream lined OS ( has to be now due to ARM support)

Gaming performance is improved, hyper-threading/Bulldozer module performance is increased.
 
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Well that isn't strictly true is it.

First of all, the start menu is not gone. It can be reenabled very easily.
You did read the article natr0n linked to in post #2 of this thread, correct?


As for no other reasons, boot time is about half to a third of windows seven boot up times.
Meh, from thirty seconds to fifteen seconds, I am honestly not that pressed for time.

I imagine there's quite a lot more optimizations as well.
Such as...? Oh, right, the Windows Store, so we eventually will have to purchase every little 'app' we want to install. I had forgotten about that.

I believe it uses less ram and in general is a much more stream lined OS ( has to be now due to ARM support)
With modern motherboards supporting massive amounts of RAM, and the fact that RAM is extremely inexpensive, that is not going to convince me at all.

Gaming performance is improved, hyper-threading/Bulldozer module performance is increased.
That might be the only plus, but, from reading the comments on the CP forum, the majority of posters who commented on it appeared not like the fact that the Metro UI was the only option.

Anyway, I hope every one who decides to spend their hard-earned money on Windows 8 is happy. Myself, I can think of many other things to buy with that cash.
 

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could somebody who has patience run some benches between windows 7 and windows 8. i would love to see if we can look forward to a performance boost...
 
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Hey, W1z! Get to work, slacker! run some benches between windows 7 and windows 8. i would love to see if we can look forward to a performance boost...
ftfy :p
 

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Im pretty sure as long as Metro is the UI this is going to be another Vista
 
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i think i will reinstall windows 3.1 all this new stuff is scary
 
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i'm not interested..
 
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not interested .. windows 7 is enough
 
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Such as...? Oh, right, the Windows Store, so we eventually will have to purchase every little 'app' we want to install. I had forgotten about that.
The fact that it boots faster and uses less resources hints there are plenty of things done under the hood. It'll all come up in time. Me I like the new file copying thing, the Task Manager, better multi monitor support (not taking Metro into account).

Im pretty sure as long as Metro is the UI this is going to be another Vista
You mean a quite good OS people hated becasue it wasn't XP? I think you're right.

Could only find a disc, you penis... Penis.
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

Try it.
 
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I'm going to install it today, anything anyone wants me to try out?