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Where do you see this deal of 20$ to upgrade? If it is that low I will grab it... So far I can only get windows 8 pro for 40$ as an upgrade...

$15-20 deal is an in-store promotion (ex Fry's, Best Buy, etc) which applies to people who have bought a new PC/laptop within a certain time frame couple months before Windows 8 launch.

Actually the promotion is for anyone who has purchased a computer with windows 7 this year. you can look on Microsoft's site for details
post #72 of 116
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I like Windows 8. For it to really shine we need to see a ton more free open source Metro Apps.

But the apps suck when applied to the desktop. They are made for 4"-10" screens, not 24+" screens. Most of the apps I've tried in Metro are terrible for the PC, including the built in apps. I've managed to learn how to get around already, but Metro for the desktop really needs some tweaking to make it really usable.
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Wait, I'm confused. Didn't we just see an article a couple of days ago that said the exact opposite of this...?
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As you mentioned, zephiK, I think pricing has everything to do with this. The "step up" $14.99 pricing is quite impressive for MS to bring it that low, and the $39.99 normal price is equally a good deal for any Win7, Vista, or XP computers. So, yes, pricing has a lot to do with it.

Still, though, good work on Microsoft's part. No matter what their strategy for getting Win8 out there, it's working. And reviews are quite good this time around too. thumb.gif

 

Yea I bought a $14.99 upgrade, tried it, all kinds of stuff were hosed (video playback, network connections etc) and programs that were supposedly compatible weren't, the Windows Media Center pack failed to work properly.... let's just say I uninstalled it and am back on Windows 7 for the foreseeable future :(

    
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But the apps suck when applied to the desktop. They are made for 4"-10" screens, not 24+" screens. Most of the apps I've tried in Metro are terrible for the PC, including the built in apps. I've managed to learn how to get around already, but Metro for the desktop really needs some tweaking to make it really usable.

I only really used Netflix App and Skype.
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Wait, I'm confused. Didn't we just see an article a couple of days ago that said the exact opposite of this...?

Enthusiast are a very small part Windows, they're most likely to try something before its released.
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I'm tempted to upgrade to windows 8, however i'm unsure about it, as i can't find any information on how much RAM the two versions support (i.e. if a lower version will be capped to 16gb like home premium for w7x64 does). I plan on getting 16gb of ram but using my pre-existing 8gb for a total of 24gb so i want to know whether it will be even viable, or if i'll be stuck with a 16gb OS ram limit.

I think windows 8 core support 128gb and pro supports 512gb there hasn't been any official documentation, but on the other hand, there is no ultimate version so I think you're fine with the 24gb if you need it.
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The problem that people are going to find is that Windows 8 is designed for touch screen interfaces. I was actually playing around with it on a touch screen ultrabook in Best Buy today, and it looked and felt great in that application. The problem is when I tried to use the mouse, it suddenly felt completely out of place. With the touch screen, though, it was fantastic.
All-in-all, Windows 8 is designed for touch interfaces, once those saturate the market, I believe Windows 8 will be a success.

No it wasn't. It was designed for PC's with multiple inputs from keyboard/mouse to touch. If you have a problem with the metro interface, switch to the classic desktop and it's the same classic Windows you've had since day one.
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Hahaha, I wonder why!? Maybe it is that $14.99 upgrade glitch they had..............duh.

Anyway, I installed it and absolutely hate it! Biggest waste of $15 dollars ever. Hopefully the Windows 8 downgrade to Windows 7 option works!
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Please God give us the gift of a thread that doesn't involve W8 H8 and W8 H8 H8rs.
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