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  1. #21

    Appelhülsen Germany
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    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot

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  2. #22

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If that is your dream I hope it comes true
    I am very much a desktop person too. But as a toy, I think a 7" tablet would be fun. Right now I am not sold on Android (the OS that is being held together with rubber bands and scotch tape) and Apple products I do not buy out of principle. QNX would be an alternative, but RiM have their own problems.
    Give the 7"s a good try before buying, I find them far to small.
    Certainly John. I already tried a few 7" Android devices and they looked OK as far as size is concerned. I am just not convinced about Android.

    I do not plan a tablet for any serious work. Just as a bigger smartphone because with the 4" screens I really have problems with my eyesight. And for playing around with it on those 11 hour flights between here and the US.
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  3. #23

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    I think you'll find that if you do a lot of serious spreadsheeting (with macros etc), power point demos or even creating decently formatted word documents a Touch screen is more of a hindrance than a help.

    Tablets are something that work for some but not for me -- I need at least a 10 inch screen to be of any use whether travelling or not.

    However that said I DO like W8 and don't have problems adapting to the metro interface -- It's early days but what I would like is to be able to customize them and arrange in groups -- Apart from the Stock Exchange app I haven't used any of the "Canned" apps included in the basic Metro interface.

    However I'm impressed by the stability and performance of the release --especially as it's still PRE BETA software.

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  4. #24

    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 652
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit

    I'm still holding off trying it for awhile yet, if and when I do decide I'll either dual boot again like I did with Vista/Windows 7 or see if I can work out how to use a Virtual Machine to intall it on. I'm another of the desktop type it's very unlikely I'll be getting a laptop or a Tablet for a number of years yet, I'm still only just working out using a touch screen with my phone.
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  5. #25

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    Joan, at this point, you are not really missing anything. The Metro is the main new thing and that is pretty useless for a desktop. There are a few other news like the new task manager - but nothing to get really excited about.

    I ran the whole Win7 Beta in Virtual Box. That went very well and may be a valid option for Win8. However, if you have 2 HDDs, you can also make a seperate installation on the second HDD and switch via the BIOS. Then you get no bootmgr confusions.

    I understand that this will even work with an external disk attached via eSata. I will try that in a couple of weeks when I am back in FL where I have a system with eSata and a corresponding external enclosure.
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  6. #26

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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot

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  7. #27

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    Thanks Mike. It is a long haul - 22 hours from door to door. I dread it.
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