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    Recently I have had opportunity to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview 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.
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    still hate it.
    How much memory are you packin in your laptop bud?


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    How much memory are you packin in your laptop bud?
    12gb
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    12gb
    Well, that obviously wasn't the problem. Are we talking about the evaluation version or did you pay for it?


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    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.
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    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.


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    I upgraded and it's working great for me on a mere 4Gigs of memory...weird.
    Seriously? Maybe M$ just doesn't like me.
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    Seriously? Maybe M$ just doesn't like me.
    Yeah. Could be.


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