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Are you all using a tied-in MS Hotmail/Live account or signing in just locally?

I assume Metro functions more dynamically with an account tied to it? thinking.gif

I don't like giving MS any more info than then already have/need...
    
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bump for windows 8 anyone

    
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Originally Posted by Tweeky View Post

bump for windows 8 anyone

Well I have a system on WIN 8 now and it does what it needs to do, HTPC Netflix mostly. I am still wondering what the costs will be to get a real license, I've seen some articles that it could be as little as $40?
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From what I've heard they are doing multi versions of the licence (although this isn't a official comment so it could be rumours) but they were saying they are doing a basic licence which will be just for internet browsing and light use computers, Standard version, Advanced version and Extreme version.

What the others mean Is beyond me but If I had to guess, Standard would be For light use/programmes e.c.t Advanced will be heavy users like us and Extreme will be for heavy users and programmers/game design e.c.t.
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From what I've heard they are doing multi versions of the licence (although this isn't a official comment so it could be rumours) but they were saying they are doing a basic licence which will be just for internet browsing and light use computers, Standard version, Advanced version and Extreme version.

That's no different than WIN 7. Starter, Home, Pro, Ultimate.
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I just tried to use Windows 8 for about a week now, the final RTM version. And honestly I don't know how you guys can use this OS. Without going into details I found W8 to be the worst OS I have ever used. I would use VISTA before I would use W8. On a tablet yeah I can see W8 being ok. On a desktop or laptop no way in hell. I will be on Windows 7 for as long as I can and as long as the programs and games I use run in it. I showed and let a few other people check out W8, and they too pretty much said it was really bad and that they would be on W7 for a long time. Now with that said remember this is just my opinion I know someone of you like it I just can't figure out why :-)
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We use it by modding the hell out of it.

Its more optimised than windows 7 is, The thing is even the RTM version is still in the "tweeking" stage.
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Finally...downloading Windows 8 Release Preview now.

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I've been running it for 2 days now and all is going well. Took me about an hour to learn my way around the new interface so I can see why there have been mixed reviews on Metro. Personally, I really like. The only issue I've had so far is that playing CounterStrike:Go has some stuttering and lockups. Not sure if that is the OS or the Nvidia drivers. Regardless, no issues other than that.
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I love windows 8 now. It only took me an hour to get the hang of the new UI design ethos. App switching is a godsend.

I put in on my aunts computer and it runs amazingly well. Its a 1.8Ghz Celeron processor with a 5400RPM HDD and 2GB of RAM; a POS and it flies.
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