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I assume you live in Cali then tongue.gif
Need to get win 8 installed again at some point might buy another ssd just for it biggrin.gif

Cali ftw! haha It's actually polluted, crowded, expensive, and there are a lot of crazy people but the JOBs, surf, sun, and fake breasts per person ratio makes up for all of it hahaha.

My whole class is getting a special Win 8 preview soon. Can't wait.
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post #222 of 841

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

 

 


Edited by Tweeky - 2/29/12 at 11:10am
    
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I'll be joining this club for sure and hoping to contribute.
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So they completely removed the old interface and now Metro is mandatory? I don't know if I like this at all. It's not that I don't want change but, this is just not functional, at least not with a mouse and a keyboard.
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I just wrote this in Warmonger's screenshot thread, thought I should share it here with my good early adopter companions:
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What ? The Consumer Preview still has all the problems I mentioned in my Developer Preview Review ? Unbelievable.

Why does the Wireless panel use all that space, convering desktop space ? What is that for ? So you can potentially see 50 wireless connections at the same time ?

You still can't search from within the desktop environment ? Why do you have to be taken away from what is happening on the desktop - running applications, apps and notifications - to do a search ? If you search for UAC does it still require you to select the right category, meaning more mouse clicks ?

Why is the control panel still full screen as if this was a tablet version of Windows ?

Why the dumbing down duplication of the location you're at in all windows ?

I love the efficient internals of Windows 8, but the interface is a disrespect to desktop users.

In some of these things Microsoft forgot two fundamental things: people like Windows because it's not Mac OS; second, they forgot the multitasking nature of the OS. Having to go away from the desktop to do a search or to use the control panel are excellent examples that they forgot what Windows is about. This should not be modelled after a tablet OS.
 
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Just spent half an hour on windows 8 on a virtualbox machine and my first impression is....terrible.

Really I don't know what microsoft is thinking but clearly this thing is a tablet OS adapted for PC use with a poor result if I have to be honest. The first thing you see is the new metro interface and in pretty ugly in my opinion with flat pencil color and all those huge colored square shortcut that lead you to apps that share this plain style.
Then you see the dekstop shortcut, you click it and you get the old aero dekstop but you lose the start button, why? Because now you can stand on the edges of the screen with your pointer and get some popup shortcut that remind me the mac os multi dekstop/widget popup thing that I always hated.

Most of the stuff you always used is still here but now it's hidden and more difficult to reach, just getting to the control panel requires effort even if you have muliple ways to get there, alredy found 3 different menu/shortcuts that lead there, but still you will wonder: "What was wrong with the old start menu and having most of the usefull thing just one mouse click away?"

Maybe there is a way to take everything back to the classic style but if you want it that badly that means that something is wrong and this new interface is not user friendly and for sure not mouse friendly.

Still have to check the new task manager and the dekstop side apps but that won't probably make me change my mind on this OS.
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Anyone found out how you remove the messenger?
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So far I haven't found a way to disable metro in the consumer preview. Not looking good for us regular start menu users since 3rd party apps and registry fixes don't work.
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Anyone found out how you remove the messenger?
reply to myself
http://messengergeek.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/how-to-stop-the-built-in-messenger-from-signing-in-on-windows-8-consumer-preview/
This does the trick,but doesnt remove it yet.
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