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Would you guys be interested in trying Windows 8.1 and providing some feedback if I can purchase some additional keys from Microsoft to give away? 

If my feedback is taken into serious consideration I would be more than happy to take you up on that offer.
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The interface in Server 2012 in general was a problem for me, not sure why 8 vs. 8.1 matters...

Because they are different operating systems with different features and capabilities. Windows Server 2012 will get none of these updates, Windows Server 2012 R2 will get these updates. I'm just trying to clarify in case you're excitedly expecting these updates whilst not even using the operating system they're for xD
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Because they are different operating systems with different features and capabilities. Windows Server 2012 will get none of these updates, Windows Server 2012 R2 will get these updates. I'm just trying to clarify in case you're excitedly expecting these updates whilst not even using the operating system they're for xD

Yes, I'm aware they are two different operating systems. smile.gif

However, I was just speaking in general about the 2012 interface as a whole, which they share. The functionality and underlying features weren't a part of this conversation.

Long story short, I am just glad to hear that we won't have to wait until the next full release.
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speaking of resources > eye candy
Gadgets were horribly resource-heavy, if you want a proper replacement try Rainmeter
its much more efficient with resources and you can customize it with thousands of templates online, or make your own since its completely open source & free thumb.gif

Awesome, i'll check it out.
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The interface in Server 2012 in general was a problem for me, not sure why 8 vs. 8.1 matters...

Powershell looks the same everywhere I go. wink.gif
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I'll leave a (really good) book right here so you can educate yourself on the subject and don't seem so douchy the next time you meet a friend of a friend who's a designer and that will destroy you in an argument about interface/interaction design for user interfaces on personal computers.

http://www.designinginteractions.com/.

There.
Read it, it will make you a better person.
Really.

While Moggridge's book offers a great collection of Interactive Design design history, it's very lacking in theory and analysis and more times than none, I found it to be based more on his personal favorites rather than being an overarching resource. A good book that I would recommend to any person interested in UI or UX design would be the Universal Principles of Design by Jill Butler. I tend to think of it as the Encyclopedia of Interface Design. Either way, both books are good, just depends on how serious you want to get into it.

Cheers.

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Would you guys be interested in trying Windows 8.1 and providing some feedback if I can purchase some additional keys from Microsoft to give away? 

I guess I could give it a go (he says reluctantly). Alternatively if your keys are all used up, if the Windows 9 RC is freely available for testing purposes I could give it a shot and report in after a couple of weeks or so.

EDIT:

It appears that Windows 8.1 has an Enterprise trial offer ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hh771457.aspx ) that's good for 90 days. That's more than enough time for a complete round of testing.

EDIT 2: So apparently signing in with my Windows Live account isn't working - it's just stalled at this screen (cropped to remove excess white space):


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Powershell looks the same everywhere I go. wink.gif

Love me some Powershell!

Unfortunately there is a very limited number of third party applications that have Powershell integration... frown.gif
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Love me some Powershell!

Unfortunately there is a very limited number of third party applications that have Powershell integration... frown.gif

Thankfully the only Windows server I have left is a Hyper-V server so it's not bad with just Powershell. But yeah, there are quite a few situations and applications where a good GUI comes in handy.
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Would you guys be interested in trying Windows 8.1 and providing some feedback if I can purchase some additional keys from Microsoft to give away? 
I'd try it. I don't know how long my patience would hold up but I'd give it an honest shot. I'd like a Windows edition that's OCN branded. biggrin.gif
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