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So how do I get RTM soon?

  1. #21


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Skallal,

    Yes, you can.

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  2. #22


    I'll wait for the $40 final release. In the mean time I downloaded a 90-day trial of Windows 8 Enterprise from the MSDN Evaluation Center via my Live account today. The cost is nill.

    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation
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  3. #23


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I'll wait for the $40 final release. In the mean time I downloaded a 90-day trial of Windows 8 Enterprise from the MSDN Evaluation Center via my Live account today. The cost is nill.

    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation
    This is an excellent plan. TechNet Standard ($199) gives you Windows 8 Pro without WMC. On October 26 (a little less then 90 days) you can get 5 copies of Upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro with WMC. That evaluation copy will get you just past the Oct release day. You get to try it and then get a bigger bang for your buck.

    Jim
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  4. #24


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I'll wait for the $40 final release. In the mean time I downloaded a 90-day trial of Windows 8 Enterprise from the MSDN Evaluation Center via my Live account today. The cost is nill.

    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation
    This is an excellent plan. TechNet Standard ($199) gives you Windows 8 Pro without WMC. On October 26 (a little less then 90 days) you can get 5 copies of Upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro with WMC. That evaluation copy will get you just past the Oct release day. You get to try it and then get a bigger bang for your buck.

    Jim
    Hi there
    excellent advice by phoneman.

    BTW I wouldn't even BOTHER with WMC - there's so many better ways of managing multi-media -- and for playing VLC will handle just about every codec on this planet (and if E.T ever wants any "Earthly Apps" VLC is probably one he would take -- and its FREE) and for Audio there are zillions. I like Winamp but monkey media etc etc are also good.

    For Viideo and audio streaming -- there are also loads of apps out there -- I use the Logitech media server for streaming Audio, -- I tend not to bother with Video as I can access Video via my network with a PC and if I ant to play it on a large TV I just plug the small laptop to the TV via an HDMI cable.


    The lack of WMC on some versions of W8 is not even a smidgen of an issue in my book anyway -- even TV apps you can use the TV company's "Iplayer" type of application - and you'll usually get a better choice than "Live TV".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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