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Taichi, 5 hours battery life for $1800? no thanks dude lol
 
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Taichi, 5 hours battery life for $1800? no thanks dude lol
Ya no kidding, though in the US it's supposed to be $1300 ($1500 for the 256GB) http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/23/asus-taichi-pricing-availability/

Still pretty expensive, though I would get it over a MacBook Air any day.

@ Dos101 Now I run proper Pro version. You can add me to that group. Thanks.
Done good sir.

Well you can now count me in the Windows 8 Club :rockout: :roll:
Nice! You running the Pro version?


@ Everyone.....If I missed adding you as a member, or I put you under the wrong heading, send me a PM and I'll correct it (check the OP).
 
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@ Everyone.....If I missed adding you as a member, or I put you under the wrong heading, send me a PM and I'll correct it (check the OP).

Running W8 Pro with Media Center :rockout:
 
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guys, i don't have any previous version of windows, so i can't use windows upgrade and i need windows 8 pro full as stand alone, i find something is that ok or not
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008H3SW4I/?tag=tec06d-20
or should i take this
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094NXBZ0/?tag=tec06d-20
if there is better deal i will be appreciate.
Get a hold of the Release Preview. It is free but I don't know if it still is available and can still be upgraded. I had RP installed, ran the upgrader it checked and then it took me to the store where I bought the upgrade for 30 Euro. Download, burn ISO, did a clean install over the RP and everything is fine. It is the cheapest way but I can't guarantee it works now (I had the RP installed clean 2 months ago over a Vista OEM)
 

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Yes, add me too please. Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
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Here’s my take on Windows 8 as a UNIX and OSX bigot

Summary: I like it, I’m not going back to 7.
-It boots fast. Keeps the kernel structure in hiberfil.sys for instant startup.
-I added the start button back with Classic Shell but I don’t use it much. I actually use the metro start to start apps. It’s a few less clicks to get there. 2 clicks. To start from the regular start menu, it’s start+programs+folder+app. 4 clicks vs 2 on the metro screen.
-It’s a small OS footprint. I think it was using only 14gig before I installed apps. That’s minus pagefile/hiberfil of course. On my 80gig SSD, I was at 35 gig before I started installing apps. Course I got 24gig of memory and thats the reason my hiberfil is so large.
-Maintenance. I don’t have to defrag the drive. It does it automatically. This is huge for me. Also, SSDs are automatically NOT defragged, instead the OS sends TRIM commands for auto garbage collection. Less to worry about.
-No drivers to install. Everything ran out of the box. I did however reinstall my nvidia driver but it did install the latest driver version.
-I swear everything seems snappier. Windows 8 uses less resources than Windows 7 and performs better. Games are faster. Heck, even my soundcard seems better.
-If you like metrics and tinkering, W8 gives you tons of tools to analyze your running system. Want to know why your disk is running at 15ms response vs 10ms? You have the tools to figure it out.
-I like the pseudo-domain login with your live account and your settings are saved between computers.

The bad:
Full screen metro apps are kinda fugly. I don’t use them.
http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/12dh72/ok_so_i_dont_hate_windows_8/
 
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Just a quick question. If you upgrade from Win7 OEM to Win8 and for some reason you don't like it anymore can you reinstall and activate Win7 or you are stuck with Win 8?
 

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Just a quick question. If you upgrade from Win7 OEM to Win8 and for some reason you don't like it anymore can you reinstall and activate Win7 or you are stuck with Win 8?
your win 7 key doesnt get deactivated, not sure about an uninstall however. best bet would be formatting and reinstalling 7
 
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Just a quick question. If you upgrade from Win7 OEM to Win8 and for some reason you don't like it anymore can you reinstall and activate Win7 or you are stuck with Win 8?
W7 key doesn't go away you can revert anytime.
Actually before installing a new OS it's good to create an image of your previous OS so if you won't like next OS you can just restore the image and it's ready to go.
 
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Yes and no. Unfortunately some drivers are out of date (ahci drivers for example).
Yeah I knew that wasn't totally "true" and should have commented as to such.

Compare this to what everyone (rightly) thought of Vista...

your win 7 key doesnt get deactivated, not sure about an uninstall however. best bet would be formatting and reinstalling 7
Or make an image of your 7 install first (unless it was time for a clean anyway).
 
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Or make an image of your 7 install first (unless it was time for a clean anyway).
It's for a friend. He doesn't have a problem doing clean install afterwards if necessary.
Me, I'm already a believer in Win 8.
 
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Though most metro apps look beautiful on my 50" plasma :D
Veddy intahesting...

Makes sense though what with XBox integrations and what not as well as the general direction of the platform.
 
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That's why we have the choice of doing it in either desktop or metro. Metro is for the average Joe who wants things to be big, simple, and linear. Desktop is for everyone else. Though most metro apps look beautiful on my 50" plasma :D
Exactly my thoughts. One click and you're on the desktop. But it's cool to have a radio streaming app running on the left of the screen. Win 8 is more fun and I'm sure it will be polished. And I also use an LCD TV as a monitor, though it's only 32" and it looks great.
 
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Exactly my thoughts. One click and you're on the desktop. But it's cool to have a radio streaming app running on the left of the screen. Win 8 is more fun and I'm sure it will be polished. And I also use an LCD TV as a monitor, though it's only 32" and it looks great.
Exactly, snapping programs to the side is AMAZING! (more so on my Surface). Plus the clean look of the Start screen and of most Metro apps suits TV's more than it does monitors.
 
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Exactly, snapping programs to the side is AMAZING! (more so on my Surface). Plus the clean look of the Start screen and of most Metro apps suits TV's more than it does monitors.
Have you tried the Big Picture mode for Steam? It's great on a TV screen.
 
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I wonder if Steam and Origin are gonna have native Metro apps.
 
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Have you tried the Big Picture mode for Steam? It's great on a TV screen.
I like it a lot, just a little slow for me (since I'm not always on Steam). I agree though, looks great on a TV!

I wonder if Steam and Origin are gonna have native Metro apps.
Well considering Gabe hates Windows 8, I doubt it. EA might be too cheap to make one, but you never know.

Microsoft Surface RT Review by MobileTechReview

Great review, very thorough and not judgmental while going through the features. One of the few reviews that don't immediately jump to negativity because it's ARM based. Love it when she talked about the keyboard "Pretty much like Apple's smart cover only this one actually does something" :laugh:

Found it funny too when she said she uses the trackpad quite a bit instead of touching the screen, especially in desktop mode. Totally opposite for me, I almost forget about the trackpad.

I love my Surface so far. It does everything I need it to do and the battery lasts all day.
 
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