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Originally Posted by armourcore9brker View Post

Uhhh... What?

Wadaya mean, "What?"?
It's right there in black and white.
I didn't say m+kb wouldn't work at all. rolleyes.gif
It's just that the interface is driven so much towards touch integration,
that some aspect are bound to be less optimal for m+kb.
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Originally Posted by Atomix099 View Post

... Windows 8's MetroUI cripples the landscape that is known as your desktop. It is nothing but a series of redundant full screen menus that take you away from the real computer.

I could not agree more.
It's like they put an noob friendly mask over the real deal.
It's kinda what I hate about Mac OS...
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If the lack of start button is annoying and the Metro UI is too, then just use Windows 7. Heck Windows 8 IS Windows 7 to a point with a tablety UI. Windows 7 is solid, Windows 8 uses the same core as far as I know.

Not really. Windows 8 has far superior network engine. And support WDDM 1.2. Windows 8 has better kernel which will never come to Win7 and its much faster than Windows 7.
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Really thinking about it now... In what world is it a good idea to have your start menu literally turn full screen and then try integrate itself into my accounts. Then use up my computer resources making it slower. This could easily pass for a virus. This is going no where close to my 3 screen setup. Call me stubborn but i see not benefits to my computer. Not even my netbook. Maybe you can put it on an ipad and sell millions though.
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It is running amazing on this T60 Lenovo. Couldn't be happier In internet explorer gpu rendering is actually working, everything is smooth and there's no more constant disk accessing like it was doing in 7 on a clean install with all drivers.
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It is running amazing on this T60 Lenovo. Couldn't be happier In internet explorer gpu rendering is actually working, everything is smooth and there's no more constant disk accessing like it was doing in 7 on a clean install with all drivers.

I've noticed that too, Windows 7 constantly thrashes the hard drive. Windows 8 barely goes above 15% ever when doing basic tasks. biggrin.gif One reason why I cant install Windows 7 on my older machine as its performance is far worse then Vista because of its hard drive thrashing.
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Still cant get the hang of the start screen but it does get the job done pretty fast. Just had to remove all the crap pinned to it and replace it with my desktop program.
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I'm using Windows 8 right now. I'm trying to keep an open mind about it.... Trying real hard....
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Same here.
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downloading the 32bit version...

I hope this will be a nice preview
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Anyone downloading it with a Bulldozer?
    
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