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So far so good standard apps on consumer preview x-64

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

    So far so good standard apps on consumer preview x-64

    Hi there
    So far everything installed and working 100% and this on a small netbook !!. I had NO issues with the VM i built earlier -- now this is on a REAL machine.

    Apps can be unpinned from the metro start tiles so only those you want need be there and by pinning something to the task bar then dragging and dropping to the desktop makes a quick way of having stuff you want on the desktop in the old way.

    I like uncluttered stuff -- the apps search is fine for those I don't use often --- Control Panel however should be on the Start panel by default. You can Pin it to the start by searching for it in apps then RIGHT mouse click and then Pin to start --easy !!.

    Installed and working:

    Office 2010 x-64 full professional including Visio 2010 and Project 2010

    Vmware workstation rel 8.0.2 and vmware player rel 4.02

    OpenVPN client for accessing SKY GO etc via Proxy when I'm in Belgium / Iceland / France etc

    Betangel -- access Betfair quickly IN PLAY (Well known UK Betting Exchange).




    VLC Media player

    Adobe CS55 Suite inc Photoshop x-64 and Adobe X

    TmpGenc DVD authoring stuff (Dvd format conversion etc -- I don't have a physical DVD on this machine
    but I can still create AVI etc from an ISO)


    Utorrent (shhh !!! shouldn't mention this one)

    Logitech media server (streaming Internet Radio / Music ) to remote multi media devices


    MSE -- choose W7 X-64 when downloading it if you are on x-64


    Not Installed as this software is NOT needed Any more on this machine

    Nero -- don't have physical DVD -- can create images etc with TMPGENC

    Daemon tools / Alcohol 52% W8 contains Mount command for ISO's already just right mouse click in Windows explorer against the image.


    That's good enough for an everyday small machine for testing

    So far everything works great.

    As Backup I use a BOOTABLE version of Acronis 2011 --works fine -- backs up and restores without a problem.

    I don't have this installed on W8 yet as I don't have a license for it.

    Finally the Multiple Monitor featiure FINALLY works properly and with decent screen resolution on external monitor.


    If using a SINGLE monitor on some small netbooks the resolution is only 600 HIGH -- some apps need 768 as a minimum so there needs to be some sort of mechanism for handling smaller screens --certainly if this OS is going to be used on tablets and phones.

    Office is fine -- but Photoshop needs a bigger resolution. However I'd tend to use an external screen anyway for that app.

    Otherwise as a first run --100% fine.


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    Windows 7

    I'm still trying to verify if this works on the current Windows 8.1. Has anyone tried it yet? [IMG]https://********.info/cat/10-3/vbsmile.png[/IMG]
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

So far so good standard apps on consumer preview x-64
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