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Mystere

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TerryE

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Mystere,

I picked that up a couple weeks ago from TechNet! I highly recommend that folks get these free resources. In addition to being very good product documentation, these books provide insight into what Microsoft is trying to accomplish with the new release. You'll get an idea what's new and how the product can be used by IT professionals.

Here's a short excerpt from the Introduction:

"This book describes these new and improved features. It focuses on IT pros, however, so we spend fewer pages talking about the new user interface and more talking about management, deployment, and security."

Note the subtle tone here: "it's not all about the new user interface ..." - I think too many of us (including yours truly) have spent too much time fixated on the new interface and less on what's really going on with Windows 8.
 

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    Windows 7 x64

tcman50

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features include:

• Performance, reliability, and security features
• Deployment options
• Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
• Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 and Group Policy
• Managing and sideloading apps
• Internet Explorer® 10
• Virtualization, Client Hyper-V, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
• Recovery features
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)
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    Home Built
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    Intel I5 3570K overclocked to 4.2ghz
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    Asus P8Z77-V LX
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    Cosrair DDR3-1600 (4 x 4gb)
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    Nvidia GeForce GT 610 2GB
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    None
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    AOC 27" LCD
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    1920x0180
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    Seagate HDD 500gb (windows)
    Seagate HDD 1.5tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
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    CoolMax 700watt
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    Cosiar R400 Carbide series
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    Cool Master H212
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    Dell
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    PowerUp 3 button mouse
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    12mb down, 1mb up
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    qty. (5) 120mm fans, four are monitored by motherboard.
    Logitech T650 Touchpad for touch screen gestures