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Yes this has been out for a while. Linus Tech Tips even has a Win 8 touch screen computer review.
    
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Originally Posted by formula m View Post

Nothing matters except wether or not Microsoft fix/implamented the option to NOT align to grid within windows. So that icons can be placed anywhere and stay there.

Can't you just right click on desktop and disable align to grid...? Am I missing something here???
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Rubbish system, win7 all the way.......half windows, half a poor mac/touchpad imitation...neither something nor nothing....
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im using the developer build, i think it kind of sucks to be honest. I realize its not fully functional, but the Metro UI really sucks.
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Originally Posted by CTRLurself View Post

I'd like to point out that the developers beta has been readily available online for weeks now. I tried it out and was unimpressed by it since I'm not using it on a touchscreen display.

I can find the link if people want to try it themselves, but it's pretty buggy since it's only the Dev Beta of it.

beta or preview?
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Seems that MS is sticking to their policy that "OS releases must alternate between good and terrible".

I see this pattern considering XP->Vista->7, but on the other hand, I thought 2000 and XP were both great.
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I see this pattern considering XP->Vista->7, but on the other hand, I thought 2000 and XP were both great.
You must have been lucky to live in the alternate timeline without Windows ME then. thumb.gif
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As long as metro isn't enabled by default when no touchscreen is connected, I will be buying a copy. With metro disabled, the W8 dev preview was great except for the fact that cold booting was faster than resuming from sleep/hibernation on my laptop.
    
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It's been out for a bit.

I welcome this for tablets. I would protest it to death if that's where Microsoft wants to take Windows for desktops.

On the other hand, the way of things will be on mobile devices, not desktops. Just not yet--I hope to god...
    
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