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Windows 8 Dev Build Users Drop Significantly, Is It An Omen?

  1. #11

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Seeing that the limited time offer would soon be coming to an end I thought I would give it another try while I could. I didn't give it much of a go the first time so I thought I would try and give Windows 8 a fair shack and see if things got easier the more I used it. Its only been a couple of days so the verdict is still out for me. Its installed on my backup rig made out of spare parts, lol it doesn't even have a case yet. Its usable though so its something to play around with.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    After the initial explorations I have not fired it up since 4 weeks. There was little more to explore and trying some serious work seems to be a waste of time on an Alpha version. I will get back on it when the beta comes out. Hopefully they will make it easier to get around this Metro.
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  3. #13

    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,842
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Most people have played with it a bit, and now are waiting for the Beta. Most don't continue to play with it like some here

    A Guy
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  4. #14

    Posts : 738
    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional

    The preview simply refused to install on the 64bit 7 host here and I never got to unplug it to install outright on the second drive set up for testing being that it was mainly a developers release to begin with. The beta on the other hand will have a place when the time comes for a good lookover of what MS has in mind.

    In the meantime if you want to see how a few things planned for 8 will look like on 7 review the article just posted on how to add the Mosaic look and Better Explorer on Windows 7 without fuss Have a couple of screens here for the Better Explorer that right on as a second explorer option.

    Here's the full view.

    Click image for larger version

    Now compared side by side with the default Windows Explorer for a good comparison.

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #15

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    It's normal. After all the excitement people switch back to W7 and keep waiting for the beta.
    Have to agree with this, interest will pickup when the beta is released.
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