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  1. #121


    Scotland
    Posts : 192
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Won't upgrade this laptop or my PC but will be buying a Surface Pro when it becomes available.

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  2. #122

    Win8 Tablet format


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The overwhelming reason that IT pros are really down on Windows 8 is that it's hard for us to imagine any use of Metro in the business workplace that would make users more productive and efficient.

    It's not a compelling upgrade to me in any fashion, and it's certainly not something where i have found reasons to deploy it at work.
    From my limited experience with Win8 it seems to me it's like the tablet version of Win7, with a few performance tweaks. So in a manner of speaking, Microsoft are offering two versions of Win7 ... desktop and tablet.

    From this point of view I think Mystere's points are valid.

    But for someone like me who only uses desktops, at this point I can't really see enough benefits to make me want to buy it. So if I were forced to make a decision right now, I'd have to vote no, I wouldn't install it.
    Last edited by XFactor; 11 Jul 2012 at 12:43.
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  3. #123


    Quote Originally Posted by 714 View Post
    My Macbook Pro didn't come with the disc. I bought it separately.
    I know this forum is for Win8 discussion, so I hope I'm not out of line, but I couldn't help noticing your comment. I was not aware that Mac sold installation discs? I thought you could only buy it pre-installed?
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  4. #124


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
    I was not aware that Mac sold installation discs? I thought you could only buy it pre-installed?
    How do you think people upgrade to the next version?
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  5. #125


    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Shut down your computer by pressing the physical power button on your computer, that's all it takes.
    It should be easy to find in the UI, don't you think? Fundamental features should be easily discoverable. Expecting people to know Ctrl+Alt+Delete to use the latest version of Windows represents major fail.

    Having used computers for so long, it would never occur to me that the "Power" button in a "Settings" menu controls the power as opposed to actual "settings" related to power. I wouldn't even look in "Settings" when searching for the power button. So many of these design choices are completely inexplicable.

    Log off instead of shutting down? Ctrl-alt-del, then Sign Out. How difficult is that? This is exactly the same as it worked in Windows 7 and XP before that.
    Oh, come on. That was one of the things the Start Menu was actually useful for. Most people don't use Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
    on all your comments. One small point though re:

    I don't even know if the power button does an orderly shutdown on any of my computers. The last time I checked it was a few years ago, and a momentary press did nothing, while a 4-second press did a hard restart. It would be fine with me if it still worked like that, because I never, ever use it to power down.
    Physical power button operation as described by Mystere has always worked for me from Win98 thro to Win7. That is: Quick push = normal shut down. Long push = forced shut down.
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  6. #126


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
    I was not aware that Mac sold installation discs? I thought you could only buy it pre-installed?
    How do you think people upgrade to the next version?
    I don't really know anything about Mac, except hearsay. So the only discs are upgrades, not stand alone installation?
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  7. #127


    Just for grins I'm tossing around the idea of running a Mac OS X in a VM (VMware Workstation) on Win7 x64 (AMD processor). Has anyone here done this, and if so, what was your experience? (Yes, I know it's not supported. This is for demonstration/informational purposes only.)

    (Quick edit: not trying to stray off-topic here! Sorry!)
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  8. #128


    Quote Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 714 View Post
    My Macbook Pro didn't come with the disc. I bought it separately.
    I know this forum is for Win8 discussion, so I hope I'm not out of line, but I couldn't help noticing your comment. I was not aware that Mac sold installation discs? I thought you could only buy it pre-installed?
    There are no upgrade discs. All are the same, except Server. You put in the disc and install. That's it. OS X does come preinstalled on Macs, but the discs are to upgrade to newer versions. But you can do a clean install with it as well.
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  9. #129


    Quote Originally Posted by 714 View Post
    There are no upgrade discs. All are the same, except Server. You put in the disc and install. That's it. OS X does come preinstalled on Macs, but the discs are to upgrade to newer versions. But you can do a clean install with it as well.
    So let me see if I've I'm reading you right. This means you can buy a stand alone installation disc for a full version of Mac OS X and install it on your home built PC?
    Last edited by XFactor; 11 Jul 2012 at 14:52.
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  10. #130


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XFactor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 714 View Post
    There are no upgrade discs. All are the same, except Server. You put in the disc and install. That's it. OS X does come preinstalled on Macs, but the discs are to upgrade to newer versions. But you can do a clean install with it as well.
    So let me see if I've I'm reading you right. This means you can buy a stand alone installation disc for a full version of Mac OX X and install it on your home built PC?
    I once looked into that and no, not unless you have the required Intel hardware. You can't simply take the mac os disk and install it on a PC. You technically can, as those are called hackintoshes that use a modified image of the mac os to make it install on non-apple Kremlin Big Brother approved hardware.
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