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Chiefster
05-16-2012, 09:12 AM
Coming Full Circle



Windows 8 Consumer Preview (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/consumer-preview?SignedIn=1)

Recently I have had opportunity to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2012/02/29/introducing-windows-8-consumer-preview.aspx) on a couple of laptops and the following are my initial observations. Superficially at first glance it’s clear that there is an initial learning curve from that of Windows 7, however, after just a few minutes of use its simplicity and familiarity becomes clear. On the surface Windows 8 actually puts me in mind of Windows in its early years. Think back to 1990 when Windows 3.0 first came on the scene; it was revolutionary in its concept of a perceived graphical user interface (GUI). It took us from computers that executed programs in GW Basic or Windows DOS prompt with line commands to a “GUI” that really was nothing more than a fancy kernel that improved upon a crude, simple concept developed by graphic engineers at the Xerox Corporation, enhanced the graphics, added color and Windows was born. It introduced the user interface which employed the use of a cursor controlled by a peripheral known today as the mouse. After booting up your PC all you had to do to execute your programs is point and click. This is Windows in a nutshell and hasn’t changed a great deal with the exception of ever improving graphics, color and security. Since then the concept has undergone a number of revisions from Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and now in 2012 enter Windows 8 where like Windows 3.0 what loads into memory is not the desktop but the initial start menu that covers the entire monitor screen among the items located within the start menu is your desktop. You simply point and click.

AussieChiefsFan
05-17-2012, 06:29 AM
Looks smooth but unless its very cheap im happy with Windows 7. When will it be released?

Chiefster
05-18-2012, 12:23 AM
Looks smooth but unless its very cheap im happy with Windows 7. When will it be released?


Not sure yet.

tornadospotter
05-18-2012, 02:17 AM
Coming Full Circle



Windows 8 Consumer Preview (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/consumer-preview?SignedIn=1)

Recently I have had opportunity to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2012/02/29/introducing-windows-8-consumer-preview.aspx) on a couple of laptops and the following are my initial observations. Superficially at first glance it’s clear that there is an initial learning curve from that of Windows 7, however, after just a few minutes of use its simplicity and familiarity becomes clear. On the surface Windows 8 actually puts me in mind of Windows in its early years. Think back to 1990 when Windows 3.0 first came on the scene; it was revolutionary in its concept of a perceived graphical user interface (GUI). It took us from computers that executed programs in GW Basic or Windows DOS prompt with line commands to a “GUI” that really was nothing more than a fancy kernel that improved upon a crude, simple concept developed by graphic engineers at the Xerox Corporation, enhanced the graphics, added color and Windows was born. It introduced the user interface which employed the use of a cursor controlled by a peripheral known today as the mouse. After booting up your PC all you had to do to execute your programs is point and click. This is Windows in a nutshell and hasn’t changed a great deal with the exception of ever improving graphics, color and security. Since then the concept has undergone a number of revisions from Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and now in 2012 enter Windows 8 where like Windows 3.0 what loads into memory is not the desktop but the initial start menu that covers the entire monitor screen among the items located within the start menu is your desktop. You simply point and click.
You lost me at recently. :banghead: and that hurts.

kcvet
05-20-2012, 11:08 AM
my old machine had XP home. it died last mon so I bought a new one with 7. wow. what a diff. I updated the SDRAM to 10 gigs. upgrade to 16 if needed.. my old one had only 4 but 3 was all it used. also got upgraded a/v, 1.5 tg HD which is more that I need. and a faster processor. it appears they are doing away with CDROM's. mine just has the read/write drive.

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•10GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM
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•Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM.
•6MB L2 + 8MB shared L3 cache memory
For efficient system processing.
•1.5TB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers plenty of storage capacity.
•Radeon HD 7450 graphics
Feature 1GB DDR3 dedicated and up to 4855MB total video memory for lush images with stunning detail.
•Multidisplay capable
With DVI, VGA (with adapter) and HDMI capabilities and DirectX 11 support, so you can connect a second monitor for additional work space (monitors not included).
•15-in-1 media reader
Supports SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card, Secure Digital, miniSD, CompactFlash I/II, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo formats.
•Also supports MultiMediaCard, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard mobile and MultiMediaCard Plus formats.
•2 USB 3.0 and 6 USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
•Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
•Bluetooth interface
Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
•Built-in 10/100/1000Base-T network interface
For quick and easy wired Web connection.
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Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
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no more of this

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Chiefster
05-21-2012, 01:07 AM
Outstanding Dude! :d

Chiefster
01-25-2013, 02:35 PM
Well I fully upgraded my machine to Windows 8 Pro and I have to say that I am completely satisfied with the experience! The apps are second to none and everything, at this point, is running very efficiently. Most all of my current programs and apps were migrated in seamlessly with the full upgrade. I'm a happy camper! :D

If you want to upgrade, now's the time:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy?ocid=CPRP_r_january13_na_body_1_1

mejohnm
01-25-2013, 04:40 PM
I may make the move to. I am running Server 2012 and even though there are other admins that do not like the metro on it, I actually like it. I can have a complete overview on the screen and as a programmer, I am looking forward in making some cool apps.

Ryfo18
01-25-2013, 05:25 PM
Looks smooth but unless its very cheap im happy with Windows 7. When will it be released?

You can upgrade before Jan 31 for $40: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/buy?ocid=SHOP_SOC_FB_FPPApps_Null_Null_Null

tornadospotter
01-25-2013, 11:25 PM
Well I fully upgraded my machine to Windows 8 Pro and I have to say that I am completely satisfied with the experience! The apps are second to none and everything, at this point, is running very efficiently. Most all of my current programs and apps were migrated in seamlessly with the full upgrade. I'm a happy camper! :D

If you want to upgrade, now's the time:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy?ocid=CPRP_r_january13_na_body_1_1
Well of course you are! You had a sharp pencil while taking notes!

Chiefster
01-25-2013, 11:30 PM
Well of course you are! You had a sharp pencil while taking notes!

:lol: It was an Eversharp.

Guru
01-26-2013, 05:41 AM
I "upgraded" to 8 a few weeks back and immediately went back to 7. Hated it. My laptop is only 3 months old and 8 just dragged it down. I had nothing but problems with it.

I will wait for 9.

Oh, and Metro was HORRIBLE.

N TX Dave
01-27-2013, 02:57 AM
I upgraded to 8 last night and it is okay but I have my desktop up all the time so it looks just like 7 and I found a start shell to run so I could find all my programs easily. It did not seem to slow my 4 year old computer down but it has been fast since I built it, in fact this has been the longest a computer has ever lasted me and I run all the newest games on it.

If you want 8 you better get it before Feb 1, 2013 because it is going up from $39.95 to $199.95 then.

Chiefster
01-28-2013, 02:09 AM
I "upgraded" to 8 a few weeks back and immediately went back to 7. Hated it. My laptop is only 3 months old and 8 just dragged it down. I had nothing but problems with it.

I will wait for 9.

Oh, and Metro was HORRIBLE.

Yeah, that's weird man, it has not at slowed my PC at all. Sometimes after an upgrade it's necessary to run a defrag.


I upgraded to 8 last night and it is okay but I have my desktop up all the time so it looks just like 7 and I found a start shell to run so I could find all my programs easily. It did not seem to slow my 4 year old computer down but it has been fast since I built it, in fact this has been the longest a computer has ever lasted me and I run all the newest games on it.

If you want 8 you better get it before Feb 1, 2013 because it is going up from $39.95 to $199.95 then.

Yeah, my desktop looks exactly like 7 also. I like the new start menu apps though.

Chiefster
01-28-2013, 02:41 AM
I, too, installed a start menu shell and I like it because it gives me a sense of familiarity, but the new tiled start menu can also be used. Point your mouse in one of the right hand corners which brings up the option to use the new start menu.

N TX Dave
01-28-2013, 03:12 AM
I, too, installed a start menu shell and I like it because it gives me a sense of familiarity, but the new tiled start menu can also be used. Point your mouse in one of the right hand corners which brings up the option to use the new start menu.

Yes but some of my programs are not on my start screen like iTunes, Firefox, avast, magic DVD and many others that I could not find a way to get to hence the start shell.

Chiefster
01-28-2013, 03:20 AM
Yes but some of my programs are not on my start screen like iTunes, Firefox, avast, magic DVD and many others that I could not find a way to get to hence the start shell.

Yup, you could get to your other programs using the new start menu but you have to run a search, the start shell is much easier.

Coach
02-06-2013, 07:32 PM
How does everyone like Windows 8 so far?

Chiefster
02-07-2013, 02:26 AM
How does everyone like Windows 8 so far?

I love W8 actually, and the more I use it and learn what the features do the more I like it.

Guru
02-07-2013, 04:27 AM
still hate it. :smile

Chiefster
02-07-2013, 04:18 PM
still hate it. :smile

How much memory are you packin in your laptop bud?

Guru
02-08-2013, 04:22 AM
How much memory are you packin in your laptop bud?
12gb

Chiefster
02-08-2013, 07:28 AM
12gb

Well, that obviously wasn't the problem. Are we talking about the evaluation version or did you pay for it?

Guru
02-08-2013, 09:00 AM
Well, that obviously wasn't the problem. Are we talking about the evaluation version or did you pay for it?
paid upgrade version through HP for $15. Couldn't find anything redeeming in it at all. Before you ask, I didn't do an upgrade, I did a clean install.

Chiefster
02-08-2013, 09:11 AM
paid upgrade version through HP for $15. Couldn't find anything redeeming in it at all. Before you ask, I didn't do an upgrade, I did a clean install.

I upgraded and it's working great for me on a mere 4Gigs of memory...weird.

Guru
02-08-2013, 09:33 AM
I upgraded and it's working great for me on a mere 4Gigs of memory...weird.
Seriously? Maybe M$ just doesn't like me.

Chiefster
02-08-2013, 09:36 AM
Seriously? Maybe M$ just doesn't like me.

:lol: Yeah. Could be.