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Windows 8 Consumer preview Released

  1. #131


    How about a list of software that will install on 64 bit I just installed Waterfox 64 bit no issues except some add ons not sure which ones yet, print preview is one. I am not sure about using it every day just yet but would like to get a Windows 8 Tablet maybe sometime in the future. Enjoy everyone going to try installing Office 2010 standard.

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  2. #132


    Quote Originally Posted by sandman View Post
    How about a list of software that will install on 64 bit I just installed Waterfox 64 bit no issues except some add ons not sure which ones yet, print preview is one. I am not sure about using it every day just yet but would like to get a Windows 8 Tablet maybe sometime in the future. Enjoy everyone going to try installing Office 2010 standard.
    You can see some software compatibility here: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads
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  3. #133


    two days with win 8 x64 not satisfied downgrading to win 7

    1)since my monitor resolution 1280x720 doesnt support 90% reason for my downgrade!!!
    2)start menu absence

    i can get used to the start menu with new metro UI but the screen resolution requirement is just too much!!!

    i feel microsoft concentrated more on OS for touchscreen laptops and tablets than for a Desktop!!!
    but still not all touchscrren laptops and tablets will have higher resolution

    1280x720 is a HD resolution if a OS cant support even a HD resolution thats really bad!!!
    i dont feel this is a OS for a Desktop!!!
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  4. #134


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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
    two days with win 8 x64 not satisfied downgrading to win 7

    1)since my monitor resolution 1280x720 doesnt support 90% reason for my downgrade!!!
    2)start menu absence

    i can get used to the start menu with new metro UI but the screen resolution requirement is just too much!!!

    i feel microsoft concentrated more on OS for touchscreen laptops and tablets than for a Desktop!!!
    but still not all touchscrren laptops and tablets will have higher resolution

    1280x720 is a HD resolution if a OS cant support even a HD resolution thats really bad!!!
    i dont feel this is a OS for a Desktop!!!
    Yes, its turning out to be a disaster on the Desktop. Whenever MS shows demos of Windows 8, they always use tablets not Desktops. Maybe the are confident enough on Windows 7 to hold its ground on the Desktop market for years to come but for a Desktop user like me, this is a huge upset, even the loss of the Start button increased the reason I would be upset about.
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  5. #135


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    W8 cp < W8 dp


    Quote Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
    two days with win 8 x64 not satisfied downgrading to win 7
    ...
    i feel microsoft concentrated more on OS for touchscreen laptops and tablets than for a Desktop!!!
    but still not all touchscrren laptops and tablets will have higher resolution

    1280x720 is a HD resolution if a OS cant support even a HD resolution thats really bad!!!
    i dont feel this is a OS for a Desktop!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    Yes, its turning out to be a disaster on the Desktop. Whenever MS shows demos of Windows 8, they always use tablets not Desktops. Maybe the are confident enough on Windows 7 to hold its ground on the Desktop market for years to come but for a Desktop user like me, this is a huge upset, even the loss of the Start button increased the reason I would be upset about.
    The sad thing is that MS will claim that W8 is a winner, because millions of people downloaded it.
    It's a pity we can't return it for a refund.

    ZDNet
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/...-day-one/12094
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  6. #136


    Gulf Coast Texas
    Posts : 114
    Windows Seven Ultimate 64 /Xp Home sp3


    Just saw my first commercial, stating release date set for fall.
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  7. #137


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    [QUOTE=lehnerus2000;66689]
    Quote Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
    The sad thing is that MS will claim that W8 is a winner, because millions of people downloaded it.
    It's a pity we can't return it for a refund.
    You can. You'll get back just what you paid for it.
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  8. #138


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by baarod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    The sad thing is that MS will claim that W8 is a winner, because millions of people downloaded it.
    It's a pity we can't return it for a refund.
    You can. You'll get back just what you paid for it.
    I didn't realise that MS had an upload facility for returns.
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  9. #139


    Quote Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
    Just saw my first commercial, stating release date set for fall.
    plz make it a desktop OS by that time!!
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  10. #140


    NJ
    Posts : 235
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 x64


    How are you guys coping with this?? To me 7955 was a better experience. This is a disaster Metro and the desktop are so disconnected its like the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing?? Inside the metro music app you can't select files off another drive? Are you serious? I can't send M$ enough feedback about this thing there are so many flaws in here its unreal.
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