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#368280 - 02/29/12 10:55 AM Get yer Win8 preview
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It's available today if you're curious about the giant changes in store for the platform.

I'm downloading it now, gonna install it in a VM when I get some time. I'm a huge fan of the Metro concept M$ started using with MCE then Windows Phone, 360 and now Win8. I'm sure it's going to turn the Luddites off thou.

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#368282 - 02/29/12 11:18 AM Re: Get yer Win8 preview [Re: INANE]
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I sure do love VMs. smile
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#368283 - 02/29/12 11:19 AM Re: Get yer Win8 preview [Re: INANE]
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I love VMs more than you do.
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#368284 - 02/29/12 11:22 AM Re: Get yer Win8 preview [Re: Ken.C]
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I think you're just infatuated.
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#368285 - 02/29/12 11:23 AM Re: Get yer Win8 preview [Re: INANE]
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That's it, I'm taking away your vCenter access.
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#368300 - 02/29/12 01:01 PM Re: Get yer Win8 preview [Re: INANE]
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Originally Posted By: INANE
gonna install it in a VM when I get some time.



How do you do that? When the Windows 7 trial came out, I had it installed in a dual boot setup alongside Windows XP. Is one set up better than the other?

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#368311 - 02/29/12 02:24 PM Re: Get yer Win8 preview [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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VM (virtual machine) is a lot more convenient since you can run it at the same time as your primary OS, in its own window or fullscreen. It requires emulation software like VMware Workstation ($) or VirtualBox (free).
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#368312 - 02/29/12 02:57 PM Re: Get yer Win8 preview [Re: INANE]
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Thanks, Peter.

I'm going to look into the install method with VirtualBox. Hopefully it's not too difficult.
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#368333 - 02/29/12 06:35 PM Re: Get yer Win8 preview [Re: INANE]
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I would highly recommend VirtualBox (vbox). I got win8 up and running in it today. Was pretty simple. If you've never really used virtualization software before there might be a small learning curve but it's not too difficult and vbox isn't terrible complex.

So far my impressions of Windows 8 are mixed. I think the Metro UI is great but not on a legacy desktop computer. I'm really excited about the future of tablets thou.

The lack of the old fashioned start button when in the legacy desktop is a completely retarded decision on Microsoft's part. I'm a windows guy but I'm going to find it hard to defend some of their decisions here. They seem to be forcing the Metro style interface on you. Problem is all of your existing software is meant to be run in the legacy desktop so all they've essentially done is crippled your ability to run those apps. Very poor decision IMO.

I've only given this VM 1G of ram to use and the OS has performed pretty well. The Metro UI is amazingly snappy, thou some of the apps you launch from it are not.
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#368391 - 03/01/12 11:24 AM Re: Get yer Win8 preview [Re: INANE]
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My experience has been the same. The Metro UI glides back and forth and zooms nicely, but most the of the apps take a long time to load and display information.
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