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Why would people who don't like Windows 8 and have tried it join a Windows 8 forum? Those things are run by people like Warmonger who live and breath Windows 8. Their poll isn't very reliable. Maybe try somewhere like Ars, Engadget or something. One of their polls (not being a specific site and having a huge audience) I'd put more weight into.
Doesn't really matter, as most people who claim to dislike Windows 8 (even people who have used it) had already made up their mind that it sucked BEFORE they used it, and a self-fulfilling prophecy commences. Too bad, really.
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Why would people who don't like Windows 8 and have tried it join a Windows 8 forum? Those things are run by people like Warmonger who live and breath Windows 8. Their poll isn't very reliable. Maybe try somewhere like Ars, Engadget or something. One of their polls (not being a specific site and having a huge audience) I'd put more weight into.

I was using that site to show that even on a Windows 8 specific forum, only 26% of respondents have actually used Windows 8, hence my bias towards believing that most people have NOT used Windows 8.

Don't assume things that aren't there.
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How can I purchase Windows 8 online, full edition not upgrade, that will give me a serial number and a link to download?
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How can I purchase Windows 8 online, full edition not upgrade, that will give me a serial number and a link to download?

When it is actually released, which is something like October 26.
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When it is actually released, which is something like October 26.

Ah I see. I wish I could have preordered it now like that.

My wife will purchase me one as a bday present and my bday was October 7th.
post #116 of 128
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I was using that site to show that even on a Windows 8 specific forum, only 26% of respondents have actually used Windows 8, hence my bias towards believing that most people have NOT used Windows 8.
Don't assume things that aren't there.

I didn't mean to cause a back and forth, so I apologize. Everyone is different and it's sometimes difficult to gauge what they have done and their specific stance. So no worries smile.gif.

Back to discussing thirdparty programs, I asked the Stardock team about their DRM and they have a 2 limit activation on Start8 and all of their other programs. So, not only does it cost $5, but you can only install it on 2 computers (this also counts reformats).

http://forums.stardock.com/433848

Start8 is rather tempting, but I think classic shell may be the way to go since it's free and doesn't utilize DRM.

edit:

Okay, aside from classic shell there is also vi start and windows 8 start button

-http://www.startbutton8.com/index.html
-http://lee-soft.com/vistart/

I am not exactly sure how they compare feature wise, but it seems that there are still a few alternatives out there atleast.
Edited by Help22 - 10/14/12 at 5:06pm
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I got two free copies of windows 8 pro x64 through my school's msdn-like program. Are there full versions out already or do the ones I have need to be considered RC's?
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I got two free copies of windows 8 pro x64 through my school's msdn-like program. Are there full versions out already or do the ones I have need to be considered RC's?

Should be the full version.
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I was using that site to show that even on a Windows 8 specific forum, only 26% of respondents have actually used Windows 8, hence my bias towards believing that most people have NOT used Windows 8.
Don't assume things that aren't there.

Right, but assuming your own bias based on a poll held on a website geared towards Windows 8 isn't that reliable because their audience is small. No offence, but it's not a legitimate cause for bias.
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