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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi everyone

    Windows to Go -- on any of these or do I have to give it up.
    It's not mentioned in the chart but.

    NOTE: As with previous versions of Windows, we will also have an edition of Windows 8 specifically for those enterprise customers with Software Assurance agreements. Windows 8 Enterprise includes all the features of Windows 8 Pro plus features for IT organization that enable PC management and deployment, advanced security, virtualization, new mobility scenarios, and much more.
    Maybe it's going to be part of the Enterprise version. I guess we'll have to waif for more detail...

    Language packs also ??
    t will include all the features above plus an updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, better multi-monitor support and the ability to switch languages on the fly (more details on this feature can be found in this blog post),which was previously only available in Enterprise/Ultimate editions of Windows.

    Source - Announcing the Windows 8 Editions - The Windows Blog
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Heh, leave it to John Dvorak to start Windows 8 bashing (bash early and bash often is his motto).
    Microsoft Screws Up Windows 8 | John C. Dvorak | PCMag.com
    I don't think John get some of the stuff he is writing about. I wonder if he is using Windows 8 for anything? And its too early to call the ball on Windows on ARM, we will have to see how it is implemented.
    Ok, not like I'm anything special in this department, but Mr. Dvorak is an embarrassingly poor writer and editorialist.

    While this appears to simplify matters, it actually confuses things because Microsoft totally dropped the ball by omitting Media Center from both releases.
    Wow, I wish I were a master of suspense like John Dvorak.

    Geeze, teenage bloggers write better than this guy.
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    LOL, Stef. You are way too young to appreciate John D. He has been writing/complaining about tech stuff for over 30 years now. I remember reading him in Byte magazine WBW. He is prolific writer and tosses out stuff like this in a dozen different venues. John is an acquired taste and people have been fuming over his writing since the first IBM PC came out and he panned it (too expensive, which it was). Cranky Geeks was his finest moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi everyone

    Windows to Go -- on any of these or do I have to give it up.

    Language packs also ??

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    Hello Jimbo,

    I believe that "Windows 8 To Go" is suppose to officially be for Windows 8 Enterprise. However, we already have this that works.

    Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk

    All editions of Windows 8 will have the ability to change languages.

    Compare Windows 8 Editions
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    LOL, Stef. You are way too young to appreciate John D. He has been writing/complaining about tech stuff for over 30 years now. I remember reading him in Byte magazine WBW. He is prolific writer and tosses out stuff like this in a dozen different venues. John is an acquired taste and people have been fuming over his writing since the first IBM PC came out and he panned it (too expensive, which it was). Cranky Geeks was his finest moment.
    LOL, If he's been irritating people for that long, I'll take it I got a proper introduction. Is this guy the same Dvorak as the keyboard?
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    A very simple view:


    If Microsoft does intend to completely rebuild Windows, then I can see legacy features drop off of RT first, then Standard, then Pro (eventually), then maybe Enterprise, but unlikely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Uhh, what IS Media Center?
    Yes, I use it all the time on my spec machine desktop. It's great for using my ancient ATI Remote Wonder. I can then be in bed and watch any of my numerous videos, which I do often. I have a huge collection of highest quality music videos and the WMC is great for that, especially with remote.

    I also have MediaPortal installed which is the same kind of app. It is easier to customize and has other cool features.

    One of the buttons on my remote opens WMC and another is programmed to open MP. Which I use at any given time is based on a whim...doesn't really matter to me and it's probably random which button I press when I go to start up the remote based watching.
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    No Windows Media Center = fail.

    Add it to the Windows Essentials list and make it free = Win!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    No Windows Media Center = fail.

    Add it to the Windows Essentials list and make it free = Win!
    Nah, The Metro interface allows the standard media apps to do what WMC does. Microsoft just has to make it more remote friendly (which won't be hard)

    WMC would be redundant, as it's sole purpose is to allow you to access your media from an easy to navigate interface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    No Windows Media Center = fail.

    Add it to the Windows Essentials list and make it free = Win!
    Nah, The Metro interface allows the standard media apps to do what WMC does. Microsoft just has to make it more remote friendly (which won't be hard)

    WMC would be redundant, as it's sole purpose is to allow you to access your media from an easy to navigate interface.
    I think we're a long way off from seeing the functionality of WMC in any Metro app.

    WMC on the other hand, has been refined for many years over multiple operating systems.
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