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Was the 360 emulator rumor true? That would be the only way i would buy Window's 8.

IMHO, the emulator would be mostly worthless. Sure you can play xbox 360 games on a PC, but I imagine M$ would also be trying to get everyone who uses it to pay for Xbox live for multiplayer.
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I mean seriously. All Ultimate was worth was full drive encryption.

Yea, if only it came with Ultimate Extras like Vista lachen.gif
    
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Everything I've read recently says that Windows 8 only integrates (i.e., has an app for) the 360. You can't actually play the games on a Windows 8 PC.
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Whats with all this talk of apps? Whenever I tried to click on anything in the start menu (except installed programs) nothing would happen? I was using the consumer preview and dev preview.
     
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I've ignored windows 8 up until this point. Looks like a bunch of bull**** to me, and a lot of you on here probably feel the same way. I don't need a bunch of UI fluff. I love the current feel of Windows 7. Hit start, type in application name, hit enter, done. Easy, fast, simple. Why is M$ trying to make it more complicated for us "power users".
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There will be upgrade versions from Win7. So Win7 users if you want to you can upgrade????/downgrade through this path.
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I've ignored windows 8 up until this point. Looks like a bunch of bull**** to me, and a lot of you on here probably feel the same way. I don't need a bunch of UI fluff. I love the current feel of Windows 7. Hit start, type in application name, hit enter, done. Easy, fast, simple. Why is M$ trying to make it more complicated for us "power users".

Actually what you described is exactly how you open programs in windows 8. Hit Windows key, type in application name, hit enter, done. In windows 7, some people will try to move their mouse across the screen to hit the start menu. In windows 8 that will be counter intuitive since the start menu isn't there visibly. People will be forced to learn to use keyboard shortcuts. And as Starcraft already proved, using the keyboard is faster.

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Eyefinity + metro... no thanks

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Whats with all this talk of apps? Whenever I tried to click on anything in the start menu (except installed programs) nothing would happen? I was using the consumer preview and dev preview.

What were you running it on?
My netbook will not work with the Metro UI because it is below the minimum resolution.
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