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post #61 of 83
Made the switch to W8 a few days ago. I'm questioning why I didn't do so sooner. It's lovely.
post #62 of 83
Anyone having problems with ssd boot drives in windows 8? I was using the preview for months no problem, when first bought pro no problems but since a couple of windows updates this week I am experiencing start up blue screen which are apparently now linked to my ssd firmware? I need to update the firmware but cant with the ssd as main c/boot drive. Not happy about having to re-do all my windows and put on an optical just to update firmware then have to put it back on.
post #63 of 83
Has anyone got some screenshots? I haven't actually seen what it looks like yet and the official SS's never seem to show real usage tongue.gif
post #64 of 83
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Has anyone got some screenshots? I haven't actually seen what it looks like yet and the official SS's never seem to show real usage tongue.gif

There is a TON of free information, pictures, videos, etc. on Windows 8. Just do a Google search and you will find just about any article, how-to or youtube video of most anything you want.
post #65 of 83
I would love to switch to Linux, but like many others can not. The reason is that I do professional 3D art and most of those programs do not yet have a native Linux version. You can NOT do a VM and run their apps in Linux either and if you could it would be a major performance hit and anyone that does professional work will tell you that we use every drop of CPU, GPU and memory we can get.

So while it's nice to say Linux is the answer, it may be so long as the software you depend upon is able to support it. Maybe that will happen if Microsoft forces the issue with no desktop with Windows 9, but for now it's either 7 or 8 for us 3D artists.
post #66 of 83
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I would love to switch to Linux, but like many others can not. The reason is that I do professional 3D art and most of those programs do not yet have a native Linux version. You can NOT do a VM and run their apps in Linux either and if you could it would be a major performance hit and anyone that does professional work will tell you that we use every drop of CPU, GPU and memory we can get.
So while it's nice to say Linux is the answer, it may be so long as the software you depend upon is able to support it. Maybe that will happen if Microsoft forces the issue with no desktop with Windows 9, but for now it's either 7 or 8 for us 3D artists.
You should try out Wine and PlayOnLinux.
post #67 of 83
Been on Windows 8 for two months now and wouldn't go back to Windows 7 if you paid me to... I do highly suggest downloading "Start 8" if you like your start button/menu though... Start 8 also has the ability to disable some of the features of Windows 8 that people find annoying, such as the menus that pop up on the desktop if you mouse over the top left or top right corners of the screen, and allows booting straight to

Win 8 is super fast, especially on boot with an SSD - blows Win 7's boot times out of the water. Gaming performance is improved. I've had zero driver issues, only issue I had was an incompatibility with Fraps and BF3 which cause BF3 to crash. I sorted out the problem 24 hours after install, and the problem has since been fixed. Windows 8 has been super stable, not that 7 wasn't for me, but Windows 8 is rock solid and uses resources very well.

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post #68 of 83
I'm using Windows 8 alongside with Ubuntu 12.10.

At first it was hard to navigate but you'll get used to it, and I've had many BSOD in these recent days. Now it's running smoothly.

Give it a try, if you hate it then stick with windows 7. Don't judge it as what other users says.
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Does Folding@Home work on Windows 8 like it does on Windows 7?

I've read that there is a minimal PPD Increase. Would give me a reason to stick W8 on my folding rig biggrin.gif
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I would love to switch to Linux, but like many others can not. The reason is that I do professional 3D art and most of those programs do not yet have a native Linux version. You can NOT do a VM and run their apps in Linux either and if you could it would be a major performance hit and anyone that does professional work will tell you that we use every drop of CPU, GPU and memory we can get.

So while it's nice to say Linux is the answer, it may be so long as the software you depend upon is able to support it. Maybe that will happen if Microsoft forces the issue with no desktop with Windows 9, but for now it's either 7 or 8 for us 3D artists.

again, most of those programs would work on WINE, just something you should look at. I'm not saying anyone needs to switch, but it's quite funny watching people complain about windows only to not consider the other possibilities. WINE can be slower in some cases, in others it can be faster.
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