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post #11 of 57
Win 8 (IMO) will almost be entirely made for tablets and laptops. Mainly for devices that have a touch interface of some sort.
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post #12 of 57
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Originally Posted by Tdawg2k10 View Post
Metro UI on windows phone 7 is amazing I don't know how well it will work on a desktop though. Defiantly going to try this out
Defiantly??
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post #13 of 57
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I'll try it, but it seems to be more of a media server style OS, at least to me.
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post #14 of 57
if there is a Windows 8 $30 dollar Pro edition for students just like Win7 had, im all over it.
post #15 of 57
April 1st 2012, set you calendars everyone!
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post #16 of 57
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April 1st 2012, set you calendars everyone!
i thought the same thing lol
post #17 of 57
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Microsoft may or may not have backed themselves into a corner with Windows 7. It's so stupidly stable and works so well, that there's really no reason to upgrade. Sure, WIndows 8 will indeed be nice, but I really don't understand how they're going to convince me to switch. Maybe I'll be WOWed by it when I see it in action, but as of right now, I'm sticking with Win7.

However, maybe the argument to the XP holdouts will be more forceful now...

"You do realize that Microsoft has now released three operating systems since you bought XP, right?" P.S. I hate XP....
the argument to the Xp holdouts is they have less than 2 and a half years to comply and upgrade or be left in the dust, when 2014 rolls around and nobody supports xp anymore then they will be left with nothing.

the ISP i work for already has plans in place to no longer support XP machines on our cable network in 2014. We already have this rule in place for windows 2000 and older machines.
post #18 of 57
Very satisfied with Windows 7. Even better than XP ever was. It will take some convincing for me to upgrade to Windows 8 .
 
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post #19 of 57
IMO, its too soon. It feels as if 7 just came out and already 8 is coming out? Most people haven't even switched from XP yet. I won't be getting this. Unless it offers free cookies.....then I may have to accept.
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post #20 of 57
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IMO, its too soon. It feels as if 7 just came out and already 8 is coming out? Most people haven't even switched from XP yet. I won't be getting this. Unless it offers free cookies.....then I may have to accept.
  • August 24, 2001 <-- XP OEM/RTM
  • October 25, 2001 <--- XP Retail
  • November 8, 2006 <--- Vista OEM/RTM
  • January 30, 2007 <--- Vista Retail
  • July 22, 2009 <-- Windows 7 OEM/RTM
  • October 22, 2009 <-- Windows 7 Retail

Windows 8.....11 years after XP, 3 years after 7
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