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I've not decided yet if I want to upgrade my Windows 7 laptop to Windows 8.

Early reviews look promising:

http://www.neowin.net/news/review-windows-8-the-hybrid-os-has-arrived

Quite a bold statement they've made:

"It's clear that Microsoft wanted to attack the tablet market with a full-bodied OS with Windows 8 and they hit the nail on the head. Using a full-featured tablet with Windows 8 is the best experience on the market, hands down."

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

This fella says different lol : http://www.pcgamesn.com/article/why-i-m-uninstalling-windows-8

though.... : http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/software/376540/windows-8-for-desktops-and-laptops

 

I think I'll wait a good few weeks and see what's said about it.

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

The first one isn't really a review, is it?  excellent!

It's more of a moan......he doesn't seem to like anything!  Smile

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

I don't think August reviews are that useful now, when reviews of the finished product are coming.

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

Yeah, agreed the August one being older isn't so relevant but you never know maybe Windows 8 will be good ?

Thing is Microsoft never seem to be able to roll-out a 'finished' system without it always needing service packs to fix what should have been good to go in the first place .... given the costs of them I mean. You start to wonder as to how many service packs it will take this time around ? Widows XP was grat after three... it hadn't long got around to being so great ... then the New bigger shinier Windows Vista showed its ugly head.

Windows 7 seems great to me at present so I guess time will tell about Windows 8 and I'll 'maybe' part with some more monies for Bill.... maybe ?    puzzled

If you Do get it bb you could let me know about its high's and low's maybe ?

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

I am tempted by the £24.99 price of Windows 8 Pro  puzzled

I sure hope Microsoft has got it right this time around. It knows it can't afford to mess about.

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

I have been trying the preview for quite a while right now (simply out of curiosity),It will be fine for a tablet but imo not as good as win 7 for a pc/laptop, but hey.

I was pleased to buy win 7 for £45 as  a pre order (to get away from vista), but have no interest in buying win 8 as it offers nothing new for me over win 7 .

with the exception of gaming I think Ubuntu is so much better as an OS Smile far more logical & no Windows tax to pay !

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

Does anybody know what time of day windows 8 is launching.

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

Their pricing IS good bb.

Having Windows 7 Pro I'd have to go for the full one priced around £50.00.... the prices are real good.

 

simonlewis ....  ''Microsoft UK announced that Windows 8 would go on sale at midnight''

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Thank-you alantiggger.

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

Yes, they've priced it very well. I'll wait until the Lumia 920 is launched. I'll upgrade to Windows 8 when I get the Lumia; that'll give me more time to read reviews.

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

Stupid question... is it meant for PCs/laptops or is it just for tablets?

I saw it on a news item this morning but had the volume turned down because I was listening to something else.  All I could see was someone demonstrating it on a tablet.

(Maybe the news item was about the tablet. I don't remember what it was. They all look much the same.)

Sorry but I tend not to keep up-to-date with Microsoft stuff. I only started using Win 7 Pro in February (after many years of XP Pro).

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

Windows 8 RT - Tablets only

Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro - Desktops / laptops / tablets

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions

Windows 8 desktops / laptops / tablets / phones (& anything in between) will all look the same....that's what Microsoft intends.  Smile

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

I know it's designed more for tablet/mobile touchscreen use but from what i've seen so far, it's not going to be very good for desktops & laptops, only time will tell lets hope that they haven't shot themselves in the foot.

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

It should be called Window 8 not Windows 8.

 

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RE: Windows 8 - Early reviews look promising

AnotherJoe wrote:

It should be called Window 8 not Windows 8.

Why?  puzzled

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