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We're still concerned about Microsoft's long-term plans for desktop users and the company's decision to require ARM devices to ship with a locked bootloader, but there are a lot of core improvements coming. It's clear that Microsoft sat down to rethink every aspect of system usage rather than simply slapping on a UI overhaul. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, this really might be the company's biggest launch since Windows 95.

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Very Interesting Read (though it's a few weeks old)...
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I like the idea of drive extender for the masses. Gonna have to see more though before I attempt wholesale moves to Windows 8.

    
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Looks to be shaping up to quite a release. Still, think I will stick with Linux for the time being.
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Wow,everyday we see more and more of Windows 8 , it is shaping as a greta release
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Wow,everyday we see more and more of Windows 8 , it is shaping as a greta release

Even though I use Linux I actually quite like it. Some good features e.g. "restore", faster boot up and shutdown, nice metro interface (although bad for PCs).
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i want this for my server...so bad..
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I like the refresh your pc option. it really needed since after some times and many apps installed the windows starting to like "hangover" lol...even I already use a system utilities apps.
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So... Vista SP8?

All at a low price of $599!
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I'm not sure I like the idea of the Refresh/Reset, other than perhaps using it to pass on the PC to another person and avoid having to go through the installation process. For troubleshooting purposes it sounds like rather than improving the robustness of the OS and preventing failures, fatal problems are now expected.

How would one sell this upgrade to their CIO? "Hey boss, Microsoft now expects Windows to fail, so they've built a handy sledge hammer tool right into the OS to make it easy for us to wipe Windows like we've always done when a problem crops up."

This is a treatment of a serious problem rather than a preventative.
    
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Look good, Windows 8 seems to have loads of great new features/improved features.

My purchasing decision will come down to how easy it is in the end to avoid all the Metro stuff
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