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Mr. Laz
10-17-2012, 10:12 AM
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Upgrade your Windows 7, XP, or Vista PC with Windows 8 Pro
Start up quickly
Customize your Start screen with Live Tiles
Stay safer with Windows Defender
Encrypt your data with Bitlocker


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Media: DVD-ROM
Item Quantity: 1

Fat Elvis
10-17-2012, 10:55 AM
I'm curious if your traditional touchpads on laptops work well with Windows 8.... Do you get similar functionality with the touchpads as you would if you weren't using a touch screen?

Deberg_1990
10-17-2012, 10:57 AM
I'm curious if your traditional touchpads on laptops work well with Windows 8.... Do you get similar functionality with the touchpads as you would if you weren't using a touch screen?

Windows 8 is supposed to be capatible with touchscreen devices and traditional desktops and laptops as well.

Fat Elvis
10-17-2012, 01:03 PM
Windows 8 is supposed to be capatible with touchscreen devices and traditional desktops and laptops as well.

I'm wondering if you can use gestures (or whatever they are called) on a touchpad like you could on a touchscreen/tablet device.

ZepSinger
10-17-2012, 02:37 PM
I will be getting a touchscreen laptop with Win8 next year for sure. Best of both worlds (laptop/tablet)...

J Diddy
10-17-2012, 02:44 PM
I like 7 so I'll probably wait a while.

WV
10-17-2012, 02:46 PM
Very tempting deal.

loochy
10-17-2012, 02:46 PM
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Mr. Laz
10-17-2012, 05:32 PM
I like 7 so I'll probably wait a while.
this problem is that the price is not going any lower, it will go back up after release and stay there unless you get a student type deal.

htismaqe
10-17-2012, 05:55 PM
I have been using Windows 8 for a few months now - if you have Windows 7 on a laptop or desktop, don't bother.

Once you strip away the metro UI (which really isn't that cool) there is virtually no difference between 7 and 8.

htismaqe
10-17-2012, 05:57 PM
I should also mention that while Windows 8 doesn't currently use the same software delivery architecture that XBox and mobile do, the potential is absolutely there. The CEO of Valve was concerned enough about it that he came out publicly against it.

If you are a gamer, I would at least think carefully before upgrading.

DaveNull
10-17-2012, 06:05 PM
How's it do in virtualization? I wouldn't mind dropping it into my home lab, but I'm a little worried about system resources. My iMac is on its last legs waiting for the next upgrade and the current one is a little slim on RAM. Plenty for Win7 for my purposes and definitely XP, but I'm thinking this will require some additional horsepower.

Guru
10-18-2012, 06:08 AM
I have been using Windows 8 for a few months now - if you have Windows 7 on a laptop or desktop, don't bother.

Once you strip away the metro UI (which really isn't that cool) there is virtually no difference between 7 and 8.

The main difference I have been hearing is that Windows 8 is faster than 7.

Since I purchased my new laptop recently, I get Win8 for $15. Don't know if I will install it or not.

Fish
10-18-2012, 08:46 AM
The main difference I have been hearing is that Windows 8 is faster than 7.

Since I purchased my new laptop recently, I get Win8 for $15. Don't know if I will install it or not.

It's a little faster in startup and shutdown times. But not so much in general usage like opening apps, copying, and such. I don't really think it's enough to justify the upgrade at the moment.

Saulbadguy
10-18-2012, 09:58 AM
The digital download is only $39, without having to use an Amazon promo credit. Why bother with a boxed copy?

htismaqe
10-18-2012, 10:24 AM
How's it do in virtualization? I wouldn't mind dropping it into my home lab, but I'm a little worried about system resources. My iMac is on its last legs waiting for the next upgrade and the current one is a little slim on RAM. Plenty for Win7 for my purposes and definitely XP, but I'm thinking this will require some additional horsepower.

Consumer preview is still available and doesn't lose functionality until January. I didn't try running it in a VM.

htismaqe
10-18-2012, 10:49 AM
The main difference I have been hearing is that Windows 8 is faster than 7.

Since I purchased my new laptop recently, I get Win8 for $15. Don't know if I will install it or not.

Really? I didn't see a performance improvement at all, especially with non- MS apps. For example, running Chromium browser would drop out of metro to the traditional desktop and THEN start. It was way slower than running it in Win 7.

htismaqe
10-18-2012, 10:50 AM
It's a little faster in startup and shutdown times. But not so much in general usage like opening apps, copying, and such. I don't really think it's enough to justify the upgrade at the moment.

Booting took about 1/3 longer on Windows 8 once all startup and login screens had been removed. That's one of the first things I tested.