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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:52 am    Post subject: Windows 8 Reply with quote

What do you know about this upcoming os? What changes are expected there?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

new available touch-based front-end, mostly windows 7 back-end. saw a demo of it at work, looks neat, but not really all that improved for desktops. much more aligned with phones, tablets and touch-stations.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i believe another difference is there won't be a 32-bit version, so they are dropping legacy machines.

this page had some intereswting details, and rumors...
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-8-everything-you-need-to-know-701764?artc_pg=1
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Microsoft News Center
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The versions out there are alpha- windows 7 with a few differences.
Within the month we hope to see beta versions coming out(yay).
Rumors are that it will be 64 bit only and heavy into cloud computing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you google windows 8 beta you should be able to find a link to sign up for the beta.

Ill load it on one of my computers once I get it and run some tests for everyone
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it'll be excited to see the new windows 8 task manager. i hear its been completely overhauled. also it will have system wide spell checking so no matter what your doing, you will always be spell checked.

there's a few performance increases to windows 8 as well. i cant wait
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally like Windows 8 too much. Here are performance test of Win 8.
Startup Time:
Windows 8: 18 Sec
Windows 7: 27 Sec
Shutdown Time:
Windows 8: 8 Sec
Windows 7: 12 Sec.
Wake-up From Sleep:
Windows 8: 10 Sec
Windows 7: 13 Sec.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows version 8 may have a lot of gee-whiz features, but is too hungry for memory! Most older systems (and laptops) with less than 1 GB of system memory available are not advised for the latest OS incarnations!

For upgrade to Win 7 or Win 8, minimum needs: (Per MS source)
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
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