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Is not mount function one of the best Windows 8 feature ?

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    Is not mount function one of the best Windows 8 feature ?


    I just Download Office 2013 and Visio 2013 ISO, is not that great to be abble to install them right away without installing third apps like Deamon ? Not the first time I use the Mount function, but everytime I do , I really thanks MS for it.

    ISO Images - Mount or Unmount

    disclaimer , it does not means that I'm in love with Windows 8....
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Nov 2012 at 10:50. Reason: added tutorial link for more info

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    Along with the pinnable taskbar from windows 7 this is one of the long overdue features.
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    Yes,.mounting natively is nice..been doing it for nearly 15 years in Linux..not sure why this feature took so long to get here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Yes,.mounting natively is nice..been doing it for nearly 15 years in Linux..not sure why this feature took so long to get here.
    May be Microsoft was afraid of anti-trust , if some are old enough to remember the double space thing at the time MS introduce with DOS 6.2 I think, they was force to remove it with 6.22 ( note sure of the number )
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Yes,.mounting natively is nice..been doing it for nearly 15 years in Linux..not sure why this feature took so long to get here.
    May be Microsoft was afraid of anti-trust , if some are old enough to remember the double space thing at the time MS introduce with DOS 6.2 I think, they was force to remove it with 6.22 ( note sure of the number )
    From memory, DOS 6.20 had DoubleSpace, 6.21 had nothing (again, from memory, I don't have 6.21) and 6.22 (best DOS ever) had DriveSpace.

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    I say it probably took a while because Windows 8 is being used on new PCs that don't have optical drives, people must be ripping .isos more, or that people are downloading software online more and more.

    Native .iso mount is nice, but I don't think it's so far the best feature. One I would argue is that Windows 8 has been found to block 85% of malware OUT OF THE BOX versus 32% with Windows 7 out of the box. Windows Defender would be the nice feature here.

    MY, personal favorite feature, Start Screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Native .iso mount is nice, but I don't think it's so far the best feature.

    Coke for one time I say something positive about your lovely Windows 8..........


    just kidding, choice are personal, I even start to enjoy the Start Page


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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Native .iso mount is nice, but I don't think it's so far the best feature.

    Coke for one time I say something positive about your lovely Windows 8..........


    just kidding, choice are personal, I even start to enjoy the Start Page


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    After ALL this time you're liking the Start Screen?

    Just kidding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    After ALL this time you're liking the Start Screen?

    Just kidding!
    Yes I found the start page more easy to use than the old start menu ....still I will prefer it more customize-able and running in a window , not in full page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    After ALL this time you're liking the Start Screen?

    Just kidding!
    Yes I found the start page more easy to use than the old start menu ....still I will prefer it more customize-able and running in a window , not in full page.
    I was reading today about this app called RetroUI, basically it makes Windows 8 like 7. One of the features that peaked my interest was that it said it can make the metro apps resizable. I don't know if this is true or not, but sounds interesting.
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