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post #11 of 127
short answer: yes
post #12 of 127
Got it for free (student - dreamspark). It's not bad. Just takes some getting use to.
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post #13 of 127
These threads are getting old, but it will be on two of my machines shortly after launch. I like it.
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I am rather intrigued. Maybe not straight away. I'd probably grab it if I had a laptop laying around.
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post #15 of 127
Yes.
 
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post #16 of 127
I only use windows because of games. If I could I would just use linux. Windows 8 is a nice step up performance wise from Win7, but I probably will not upgrade. I would purchase it if I were to build a new machine.
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post #17 of 127
I got it for free through school, our CTE program has a subscription to MSDN so we can get any Microsoft software free. I love it so far and Start8 makes it so much better. Here is my desktop

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post #18 of 127
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and wallpaper of your choice (that thing is damn useful).
"new feature" available since original windows xp. I didn't bother to investigate, but I bet there are more redesigned "new features" now built in the new Win 8, which were available for ages with the help of 3rd party software and marketed as a innovation.
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Well I'm gonna try it out! Downloading the ISO now!
 
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I will not even consider updating a OS until SP1 has been released and I hear the verdicts. If I hear good things and there is a benefit I will upgrade, otherwise I will wait until W9. thumb.gif
     
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