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Considering most businesses still haven't adopted Windows 7 yet, I doubt Windows 8 will ever make it into business mainstream on large corporate environments.

Server 2003 R2 and Windows XP is now a very reliable and well tested platform, most of the environments I have worked in in the last year have a windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 rollout plan which is either currently in testing or only planning stages . It takes massive amounts of time to plan an environment uplift in a corporate environment. So those companies that have just spent the last year or 2 planning an uplift to windows 7, will almost certainly miss out windows 8.
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I agree. Where I work now, as well as the last place I worked, they have just started putting out Windows 7 machines to offices that have applications that their clients will work on them.

Of course, I had to have the XP Virtual machine setup because...our remote desktop software we use...doesn't work under Windows 7...fantastic IT strategy...put your IT staff on an OS that their apps won't work under. lachen.gif
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Quite a few opinions I've read seem to point to the fact that there is a learning curve, but it isn't slower in efficiency compared to Win 7 at all, once you reach familiarity with the new UI. Not only is it at least as efficient, but the base OS itself seems to run benchmarks and games quicker too, which is something everyone here spends hundreds on. What I'm seeing here is people are seeing something new and screaming "OMG its different kill it!" It's human nature.

Hmm? Benchmarks I've seen show W8 to be equal to W7 when regarding gaming. My understanding is this has to do with the Microsuck API not changing. The W8 API is still the same as the W7 API, other then a few patches to fix some bugs.
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The whole single app thing only affects apps form the app store. And itsn't there a feature that allows you to shrink one app to the left or right while in another, like move your email app to the side while browsing the web.

This of course does not affect desktop programs and applications, these still act as they always did.

Multi-tasking is easier in Windows 8 because by default it gives you a taskbar on each screen, Aero snap works a little better now too. Multi-screen setups are also a little easier to manage with Windows 8.
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Honestly? I tile windows many times every day... and I'm not even in college any more. For certain projects it was essentially a requirement to either print off one section of what you're working on or display more than one window at a time. I used to specifically leave class and go home because I had more screen real estate (had a 1920x1200 panel at the time).
If full screen is indefinitely forced upon us, I'll be avoiding W8 like the plague for my personal use (along with most workplaces, mine included).
EDIT: I get chills thinking of those with 2560x1440 or larger resolution panels. What an incredible waste of space it would be using that for a single application.

Considering I can fit four 1280x800 streams on just one of my monitors at once, I would very negatively affected by this fullscreen lock.

Give me snap with the ability to quarter my panel instead of halve it and I will be very very happy. I don't want or need fancy new interfaces that are supposed to make me work better.
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Windows 8 won't be going on my machine. I need a taskbar and the ability to fit multiple Windows on my screen.

I still don't see a need for a tablet either. My phone does everything I need on the go...
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The whole single app thing only affects apps form the app store. And itsn't there a feature that allows you to shrink one app to the left or right while in another, like move your email app to the side while browsing the web.

This of course does not affect desktop programs and applications, these still act as they always did.

Multi-tasking is easier in Windows 8 because by default it gives you a taskbar on each screen, Aero snap works a little better now too. Multi-screen setups are also a little easier to manage with Windows 8.

This is absolutely correct. So people, please stop the whining.
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Windows 8 won't be going on my machine. I need a taskbar and the ability to fit multiple Windows on my screen.

I still don't see a need for a tablet either. My phone does everything I need on the go...

Windows 8 has a task bar for each of your screens and supports Aero Snap and the same exact desktop usage as Windows 7. Metro UI is an added layer that you can choose to use.
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axipher

You must have actually beta tested win8, unlike the seeming majority in this thread have not.
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axipher

You must have actually beta tested win8, unlike the seeming majority in this thread have not.

Guilty as charged rolleyes.gif

I've had Windows 8 installed on my Netbook, Main rig, Web Server rig, and my parent's computer and HTPC since the Dev Preview was released tongue.gif

The only reason it's not on my laptop is because of compatibility issues with work software and WHS2011 remote desktop connections and dashboard access. But I did install it on a separate HDD on my HP Probook just to try it and it is an improvement over Windows 7 performance and battery wise as long as you install the Windows 7 chipset and power profiles from HP.
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