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    Alright all you techies out there; here it is the long awaited Windows 8 Beta version.

    A word of advise: if you install this on your main PC then understand that it is temporary and as always it would be a good idea to back your current data up.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download

    Enjoy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    I would recommend that you not install it on your primary machine.
    nah, i wasn't going to try it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieChiefsFan View Post
    Definitely isn't. Is it an actual OS? or is it kind of like an extention of Windows 7? Looks too simple to be an OS
    Trust me on this my friend. It IS an Operating System.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    Trust me on this my friend. It IS an Operating System.
    interesting. From that video, is that all the OS is? It doesnt even have a desktop with wallpaper and desktop icons and a taskbar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieChiefsFan View Post
    interesting. From that video, is that all the OS is? It doesnt even have a desktop with wallpaper and desktop icons and a taskbar.
    It starts out with the start menu in "App" format and from there you can chose to go to your desktop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieChiefsFan View Post
    interesting. From that video, is that all the OS is? It doesnt even have a desktop with wallpaper and desktop icons and a taskbar.
    I haven't looked at OS8...I mean Windows 8 but as a programmer I'd imagine that they're taking these steps to make the operating system work simply on tablets, phones and computers.

    I think well soon see either minimized operating systems for tablets and phones and a separate one for computers or OS's will simply get simpler for all platforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPLookn View Post
    I haven't looked at OS8...I mean Windows 8 but as a programmer I'd imagine that they're taking these steps to make the operating system work simply on tablets, phones and computers.

    I think well soon see either minimized operating systems for tablets and phones and a separate one for computers or OS's will simply get simpler for all platforms.
    Absolutely agreed. The "Start" menu appears to be designed specifically with touch screens in mind.


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    I tried it not really to my liking but I will just have to get used to it I guess lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewschiefs View Post
    I tried it not really to my liking but I will just have to get used to it I guess lol
    Did you install it on a secondary machine? I only ask because I think it is recommended that you not install it on your primary. If you have installed it on your primary PC I hope you backed up your data.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    Did you install it on a secondary machine? I only ask because I think it is recommended that you not install it on your primary. If you have installed it on your primary PC I hope you backed up your data.
    Ya I put it on the secondary computer. I don't intend to use it at home but I am sure that the day it comes out it will be used at work so that's why I will have to get use to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    It starts out with the start menu in "App" format and from there you can chose to go to your desktop.
    oh ok

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