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Anyone trying Windows 8?

18th September 2011, 01:08 AM   |  #1  
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Kind of off topic, but I'm just curious to know if anyone's tried out the Windows 8 developer preview. I'm trying it right now, and it's honestly not that bad. Some things still need work, but it's definitely something I could get use to.
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18th September 2011, 01:15 AM   |  #2  
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I was curious about it too, got a link?

also can i dual boot it with win 7?
18th September 2011, 01:31 AM   |  #3  
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also can i dual boot it with win 7?

Yes, and if you really want to get a feel for it lifehacker has an article showing how to share files between the Windows 7 and 8 partitions.
18th September 2011, 01:47 AM   |  #4  
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I was curious about it too, got a link?

also can i dual boot it with win 7?

I havn't tried it yet, trying to get it to work with vmware.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516
18th September 2011, 03:26 AM   |  #5  
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I thew it on my 4 year old cheap laptop and after figuring out how to navigate the start menu I really like how fast it is. Only problem is I can't seem to be able to install .net framework, hence phonemypc won't work (I wanted to test drive metro ui on my epic since its touchscreen optimized) I'm gonna keep it on my laptop until the beta expires but I'm sad to say that I want a windows 8 tablet waaaaay more than even an ice cream tablet.

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18th September 2011, 05:20 AM   |  #6  
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Yeah I'm using it on a partition on my brand-new laptop. I really like it actually!

Metro UI is a bit to get used to, but I love using the touchpad multi-touch controls to navigate from panel-mode to the standard desktop, bootup is much faster, and I can share files fine between my regular Win7 partition and the Windows 8 partition.

@xopher.hunter, I had an issue with .NET 3.5, but it installed fine after a restart. YMMV...

I bought a Touchpad during the fire sale, and have yet to receive it from HP Small Business (have to wait for the last production run), but I wanna put Win8 on it when the ARM build gets out.
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Im waiting for a windows 8 tablet to come out

I do NOT like the UI for desktops :/

WIndows 7 for my PC, windows 8 for tablet.

fk yeah.

Microsoft killed all of my interest in an android tablet when they revealed the metro ui windows 8. PERFECT TABLET OS (atleast based on what ive seen, it has all the right things.)

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actually...i just remembered in a previous video they didnt have metro ui on and it looked like windows 7...so i might just give it a shot if i can take the skin off..

Also, what's phonemypc? Remote desktop thing for the epic im guessing?
18th September 2011, 05:28 AM   |  #8  
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Lol you mean android prpo lol you dont get win took the source code rewrote it pstent it and you would fund that lol

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Lol you mean android prpo lol you dont get win took the source code rewrote it pstent it and you would fund that lol

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wut

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Also, what's phonemypc? Remote desktop thing for the epic im guessing?

Its this 10 dollar app in the market, yes it is a remote desktop client but very well done and very simple to set up. Its a freaking life saver if you forget something on your computer.

I still haven't been able to install .net 3.5.1, I even dl'd the standalone but it still wanted to use microsoft update to install, and I rebooted it too. Oh well this is why I put this on my old ass laptop. Runs like a champ though only on 1.86ghz and 1.5gb of ram it seems ready for tablets alredy.

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