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Does anyone know the stand alone price for Win8? Not the upgrade. The stand alone.
Haven't seen any hints but it's suggested that a 40$ or proly Euro in my case will be available for those with RP installed. That would be sweet.
 
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Haven't seen any hints but it's suggested that a 40$ or proly Euro in my case will be available for those with RP installed. That would be sweet.
Its 40 for the upgrade. Thats confirmed. But I dont like upgrades. I want a full install.
 
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Its 40 for the upgrade. Thats confirmed. But I dont like upgrades. I want a full install.
Agreed. I have 7 retail but coming from Vista on my second rig upgrade is enough.
 

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Not sure if u mean the 'retail' version, latest rumours suggest Win8 might not have the retail version.. just 'upgrade' & OEM versions starting @ 40$ & 60$ respectively..
 
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A full OEM copy for $60? That's not bad. Certainly cheaper than previous OSes have been.
 
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nobody would wanna pay more then 60 for windows 8 lol
 
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Windows 8 is failure because of interface?
 
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i better wait and see for several months to see how this OS works in real world
i dont wanna in a rush to switch to win 8, so far my opinion of it just average.
new OS offers many features, but not all that we need.
 
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i never had a problem of security, just don't do stupid things.

How do I expect to even test this thing, there's no win8 drivers for my motherboard let alone everything else.
 
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i never had a problem of security, just don't do stupid things.

How do I expect to even test this thing, there's no win8 drivers for my motherboard let alone everything else.
Even if there are no drivers for win 8 for your mobo, if you want to test run the troubleshooter install in Win 8. I installed it on an ASRock P35 and it worked.
 
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I think windows 8 is great, and i will be using it. Its the first OS that feels like it was designed with solid state drives in mind. I'm not sure how many of you guys have tried the release preview on your main rig, but paired with a SSD it is incredibly responsive and boots in like 5 seconds (for me at least). Everything I did in vista and 7 work fine in 8. I don't see anything wrong with 8 at all. The metro UI isn't all that bad. Hit the windows key and start typing, you really don't need the traditional start menu, you really don't.

Windows 8 = AWESOME.

I really don't get all these complaints about the UI, it isn't bad at all once you learn to utilize it.
Driver and program support will follow suit and I have a good feeling about the new VS SDK and the apps the awesome developers will start releasing. Currently, driver support for windows 8 is fantastic right out the gate. On both my x79 rig and z68 rig, all devices were detected and installed. The only thing that didn't work correctly was my wifi card, which now has a driver update for windows 8.

I've used/use iPhone's, Android phones, iPad's and Windows Phone 7.x devices. The metro UI, is awesome. Windows Phone 7/7.5, is awesome. Windows Phone 8, is going to be awesome. Windows 8, is already awesome. If you don't have money to spend, download and install the release preview for free. Then, come October, upgrade for a measly $39.99. WIN/WIN.

For all the 8 UI haters, please... use the RP for at least two weeks. Learn the new shortcuts and features and use them. It's awesome!
 
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I think windows 8 is great, and i will be using it. Its the first OS that feels like it was designed with solid state drives in mind. I'm not sure how many of you guys have tried the release preview on your main rig, but paired with a SSD it is incredibly responsive and boots in like 5 seconds (for me at least). Everything I did in vista and 7 work fine in 8. I don't see anything wrong with 8 at all. The metro UI isn't all that bad. Hit the windows key and start typing, you really don't need the traditional start menu, you really don't.

Windows 8 = AWESOME.

I really don't get all these complaints about the UI, it isn't bad at all once you learn to utilize it.
Driver and program support will follow suit and I have a good feeling about the new VS SDK and the apps the awesome developers will start releasing. Currently, driver support for windows 8 is fantastic right out the gate. On both my x79 rig and z68 rig, all devices were detected and installed. The only thing that didn't work correctly was my wifi card, which now has a driver update for windows 8.

I've used/use iPhone's, Android phones, iPad's and Windows Phone 7.x devices. The metro UI, is awesome. Windows Phone 7/7.5, is awesome. Windows Phone 8, is going to be awesome. Windows 8, is already awesome. If you don't have money to spend, download and install the release preview for free. Then, come October, upgrade for a measly $39.99. WIN/WIN.
Its new. People who are cutting edge don't seem to like change as much as I thought.

Anyway can you do me a favor? Can you install CS5 on it? See if it runs ok?
 

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Its new. People who are cutting edge don't seem to like change as much as I thought.

Anyway can you do me a favor? Can you install CS5 on it? See if it runs ok?
If he doesn't. Ill do that on my laptop since it runs Windows 8 and let you know tonight :)
 
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Okay i tried W8 on my P4 doesen't like it, it makes my Crunching slow.
SO i give W8 - 7/10
Cutted 3 points for
1) Slow Crunching i can Crunch faster on my W7
2)Kind a Cunfusing UI (2 points cutted for it).
 
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Okay i tried W8 on my P4 doesen't like it, it makes my Crunching slow.
SO i give W8 - 7/10
Cutted 3 points for
1) Slow Crunching i can Crunch faster on my W7
2)Kind a Cunfusing UI (2 points cutted for it).
Thats awesome. You should do reviews for TPU.
 
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I think windows 8 is great, and i will be using it. Its the first OS that feels like it was designed with solid state drives in mind. I'm not sure how many of you guys have tried the release preview on your main rig, but paired with a SSD it is incredibly responsive and boots in like 5 seconds (for me at least). Everything I did in vista and 7 work fine in 8. I don't see anything wrong with 8 at all. The metro UI isn't all that bad. Hit the windows key and start typing, you really don't need the traditional start menu, you really don't.

Windows 8 = AWESOME.

I really don't get all these complaints about the UI, it isn't bad at all once you learn to utilize it.
Driver and program support will follow suit and I have a good feeling about the new VS SDK and the apps the awesome developers will start releasing. Currently, driver support for windows 8 is fantastic right out the gate. On both my x79 rig and z68 rig, all devices were detected and installed. The only thing that didn't work correctly was my wifi card, which now has a driver update for windows 8.

I've used/use iPhone's, Android phones, iPad's and Windows Phone 7.x devices. The metro UI, is awesome. Windows Phone 7/7.5, is awesome. Windows Phone 8, is going to be awesome. Windows 8, is already awesome. If you don't have money to spend, download and install the release preview for free. Then, come October, upgrade for a measly $39.99. WIN/WIN.

For all the 8 UI haters, please... use the RP for at least two weeks. Learn the new shortcuts and features and use them. It's awesome!
You got that a bit wrong, no I won't learn the new stuff that's against the logic of efficiency, multitasking performance and advanced convenience, i will learn how and what I will create, most of the stuff i've seen in youtube videos are ridicolous touch-based eyesore mindless movements across the screen, nobody works like that, and the way UI works, feels fast but it also feels cheap and looks like everything's a web browser, I don't want the moblie-style behavior, i hate it, secondly, I can see from the frist pics what's wrong about it, the very important win7 "show desktop" button is missing in the taskbar - that's the first thing i'll be tweaking to get it enabled.:mad:

I've made the decision that I can save some of the data on my DVDs i've got 20 of them left empty, so i can make one partition empty, I will install win8 and the idea is to tweak the heck out of it, the stuff what works fine i will log everything and create guides for others to use the tweaks, but this is time consuming so don't expect stuff, there should be dedicated online sites for that as well as other people who have similar philosophy.