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Old 09-14-2011, 01:59 PM  
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Micro$oft ready to make some friends with Windows 8



Microsoft's Windows 8 looks fantastic and everybody's talking about it. It has that sweet Metro UI, it's super fast to boot up and there's Xbox Live integration. What more could you want?

How about the cutest, most friendly "Blue Screen of Death" to date? No more lines of coded error messages — just a clean frowny face and a line that regular people can actually understand: Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn't handle, and now it needs to restart.

It's so simple and uncluttered, it's almost Apple-like.

The old Blue Screens are dead, and to honor them all, we present the bluest gallery on DVICE, ever. My, how things have changed throughout the last 16 years.

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/09/16-years-of-blu.php
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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I saw a few Windows 8 youtube videos and holy shit, it looks AMAZING! M$ needs to come out with a nice tablet preloaded with Win 8 and I'm in like Flynn.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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Got the dev preview running on my laptop. Seems cool.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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i will miss the old BSOD


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Old 09-14-2011, 02:22 PM   #5
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You can download the DEV copy of the OS and install to play with right now directly from MS.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/

Going to play with it tonight on an old laptop.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:24 PM   #6
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Free Developers Edition DL

The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment. The features and functionality in the prerelease software may not appear in the final version. Some product features and functionality may require advanced or additional hardware, or installation of other software.[/b]



Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)

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  • 64-bit Windows Developer Preview
  • Windows SDK for Metro style apps
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Developer Preview
  • Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
  • 28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference app

Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)[Without developer tools]

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Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86)

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System Requirements

Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7
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  • 1 gigabyte ( GB ) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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I installed it in a VM last night..

its very MEH for the desktop
may be okay on a tablet
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:35 PM   #8
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When will Windows 8 come out? Im looking to get a new desktop early next year sometime....
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:43 PM   #9
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I installed it in a VM last night..

its very MEH for the desktop
may be okay on a tablet
Yeah it looks like it wasn't meant more for a tablet than a PC.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:44 PM   #10
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It looks like it's meant for the Facebook crowd. I have it running on a laptop right now, and I have to admit, I don't like, not one bit.

Granted, this is just a preview, not even in beta yet, but I'm pretty much the opposite of impressed.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:59 PM   #11
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:51 AM   #12
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yeah, it was fun to make them into triangles and see how far you can get them to jump in the air off the desk. I miss that.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:07 AM   #13
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Too bad this build isn't for tablets.
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:10 AM   #14
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:08 AM   #15
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