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Gentleman Pirate
03-20-2012, 09:28 PM
Thoughts?

Rockntractor
03-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Thoughts?

I read a thread about it on the notebook forum but haven't got the guts to try it. Drivers are always a big issue.

Janice
03-20-2012, 09:38 PM
Looks like it may be fun to have a play with.

fettpett
03-20-2012, 09:46 PM
i've been thinking of it, but don't really have the HDD space to do it right now or the time

Gentleman Pirate
03-20-2012, 10:07 PM
I've been debating if I was going to load the consumer preview or not. Like Rock stated, drivers are my sticking point. It looks pretty slick.

Rockntractor
03-20-2012, 10:17 PM
I've been debating if I was going to load the consumer preview or not. Like Rock stated, drivers are my sticking point. It looks pretty slick.

You did get me thinking about it though, I have plenty of hard drive space and I got bored with linux and kicked it out.

Zeus
03-20-2012, 10:27 PM
Isn't windows 8 touch screen based ?

Janice
03-20-2012, 10:59 PM
Isn't windows 8 touch screen based ?

Its a combination from my understanding.

Janice
03-20-2012, 11:27 PM
You did get me thinking about it though, I have plenty of hard drive space and I got bored with linux and kicked it out.

I mutibooted with linux, xp and vista for quite a while. That grub boot can be a real pain when trying to kick linux and retain windows. And vista by itself is enough to muck up anything. Windows 7 saved the day from that disaster. I currently have one system with 8 primary partitions with several flavors on it of course. No more of that stinkin vista though.

Janice
03-21-2012, 12:42 AM
Isn't windows 8 touch screen based ?

The system requirements have stayed the same since the last release, allowing even the most minimal of hardware platforms to run the OS. Official requirements from Microsoft:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster

RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher

To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch

Technorati (http://technorati.com/technology/article/a-review-windows-8-consumer-preview/)

fettpett
03-21-2012, 08:02 AM
Isn't windows 8 touch screen based ?

there are two different versions, Window's 8 which is completely new code and Windows for ARM which is for tablets and cellphones and is not new code

Zeus
03-21-2012, 01:08 PM
there are two different versions, Window's 8 which is completely new code and Windows for ARM which is for tablets and cellphones and is not new code

So whats new about windows 8 besides the name ? the non touch screen version

Gentleman Pirate
03-21-2012, 01:21 PM
I mutibooted with linux, xp and vista for quite a while. That grub boot can be a real pain when trying to kick linux and retain windows. And vista by itself is enough to muck up anything. Windows 7 saved the day from that disaster. I currently have one system with 8 primary partitions with several flavors on it of course. No more of that stinkin vista though.

And? thoughts of 8?

txradioguy
03-21-2012, 01:50 PM
So whats new about windows 8 besides the name ? the non touch screen version

Well they updated the BSOD.

Windows 8 Has Finally Updated the Blue Screen of Death

http://lifehacker.com/5840359/windows-8-has-finally-changed-the-blue-screen-of-death

Janice
03-21-2012, 02:18 PM
Hmm... I forgot all about the fact that you can manually change the bsod color (and the text color) from blue to anything you want in the system.ini file. Havent thought about that since Windows ME.

Zeus
03-21-2012, 03:33 PM
Well they updated the BSOD.

Windows 8 Has Finally Updated the Blue Screen of Death

http://lifehacker.com/5840359/windows-8-has-finally-changed-the-blue-screen-of-death

Seems they re arranged the looks of things and although they are also releasing Internet explorer 10 windows itself will in essence be a web browser.

Janice
03-30-2012, 02:23 PM
I multibooted WinXP, Win7 and Win8. It is quite diff. The gui is very nice. But if your not a bit pc savvy the controls might definately throw you off. No start button in the bottom tool bar for the start menu, shut down and program files. I wonder how much will change from what I'm seeing now.

namvet
03-30-2012, 04:57 PM
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb180/gardenmo/doigiveadamn.gif

ill stay with my XP :smile-new:

Janice
03-30-2012, 05:26 PM
So far WinXP and Win7 are the best. :cool:

fettpett
03-30-2012, 07:39 PM
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb180/gardenmo/doigiveadamn.gif

ill stay with my XP :smile-new:



:concern::concern::concern::concern::concern: win 7 is much better should upgrade to it

namvet
04-26-2012, 09:45 AM
:concern::concern::concern::concern::concern: win 7 is much better should upgrade to it

well my PC rolled over and died last week. so now I have Winders 7