Windows 8 - Looks really awsome

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by aigle, Sep 13, 2011.

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  1. funkydude
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    http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-new-protogon-filesystem-could-be-the-next-big-thing

    I guess some things have to wait until beta.
  2. moontan
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    it's way early in the game and there still some good stuff coming! :thumb:

    funky, you think W8 is good enough already to be used as your daily OS?
  3. funkydude
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    I'd recommend against it. I did it because I'm willing to put up with any issues that arise, adapt to a new UI(I adapt to change easily), and because all the apps that *I* use work ok, same can't be said for others.
  4. NGRhodes
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    You do realise this is a developer release. Its not feature complete and admittedly full of bugs !
  5. Hungry Man
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    It's my daily os.
  6. Hungry Man
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    An interesting quote from the comments.
  7. moontan
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    tnx m8!
    i'll have it installed this week-end
  8. Hungry Man
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    Be aware that it isn't meant to be a daily OS though... I'm doing it because I'm willing to put up with wahtever issues come my way.
  9. moontan
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    well, if it doesnt work out i can always restore an image. :)
  10. mack_guy911
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    one thing i really like about winOS 8 that new less scary BSOD screen :D

    as far speed = we can still crap it installing 4-10 softwares .........HIPS anti-malware anti-virus anti-spyware sandbox firewall cloud base .....................etc

    and other softwares on it.

    the main advantage or disadvantage of windows is its core and filesystem and its great support not only towards antivirus/anti-spyware/anti-malware...etc but the growth its database and vulnerabilities itself.

    this seriously need to be check and improved.

    but no change like what ubuntu did to unity or gnome to gnome 3 o_O

    or

    may be some do like it :D

    one thing which make me real sad is windows Xp going to out of support which i still feel one of best windows OS ever created maybe many wont agree but i still love it on my laptop.

    some of screenshots feel like running touch phone on desktop pretty scary :D
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  11. mack_guy911
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    but anyways i wish luck to new windows 8 hope its

    better safer lighter and most important stable :)
  12. Hungry Man
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    I think one important speed boost will come from the new file system that we'll soon see in Windows 8 (unavailable in dev build but apparently confirmed in the pirated leaks) and that could possibly have quite an effect, especially when it comes to installing lots of programs.
  13. PoetWarrior
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    Me too. I'm particularly interested in MS thoughts on their security design for Windows 8 (mitigation enhanced). I'm running it for everyday use right now. Playing Supreme Commander 2 on it. Plus all my other software.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/15/protecting-you-from-malware.aspx

    :thumb:
  14. funkydude
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    I hadn't read that, thanks. It seems every day I'm reading about security improvements. :thumb:
  15. PoetWarrior
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    You're welcome. I think these W8 security improvements (enhanced mitigation, Smart screen system wide, Windows Defender, new kernel protection) will cause me to stay with it as long as its stable.

    :thumb:
  16. Brian K
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    None of the games (on the desktop) run anymore. What have I done?
  17. funkydude
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    As in games you've installed yourself?
  18. Hungry Man
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    Some apps don't run. My games that I've installed (borderlands and batman:aa and minecraft) run fine but Minecraft causes a BSOD unless you run it in compatibility mode.
  19. Brian K
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    No, the games that came with Win8. eg Labyrinth, Mopod, Zero Gravity, etc.

    My son played Labyrinth when I first installed Win8 but now it won't open.
  20. Hungry Man
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    Have you tried restarting?

    I can play labyrinth, great game :D
  21. funkydude
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    Hmm, Labyrinth and Mopod launch then sit at a blank screen for me, Zero Gravity works. It's possible one of the windows updates broke it (as it to be expected). You can try restarting (ctrl+alt+delete>power icon> restart).
  22. Brandonn2010
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    1. Can the developer preview be used by anyone?

    2. Can it be booted from without an install like a Linux Live CD?

    3. Has NTFS been replaced with a new file system?

    4. Has the registry been replaced with a single configuration file like I've heard people suggesting they do?
  23. funkydude
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    1. Yes

    2. No

    3. Unknown as of yet, a new file system exists, that is all we know.

    4. No, I don't see the point unless destroying backwards compatibility of every program in existence is your goal.
  24. Brian K
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    Labyrinth was the only one we tried and it worked. But no longer. Restarting doesn't help.
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