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It's not bad, start menu is gone (it might take getting used to along with moving your mouse to the corner of the screen to see the metro interface, it didn't bother me), I'm testing CS6 also, I personally think it runs way better than windows 7.
You can download and use their RTM copy directly from MS, it expires after 90 days. You can download the Office 2013 preview as well. Task Manager has been nicely redone, quick reboots and shutdowns along with start ups. This is from a 5 year old Intel dual core by the way.
The Office ribbon interface is now part of windows explorer, more applications to connect to the internet life, windows app store
If you install and keep Chrome as your default browser, for some strange reason you can only use the IE desktop version not the Windows Metro Version
Not a bad release if you ask me.
I have the beta running. Besides the tile screen home thing, looks just like other versions of windows. Not saying its a bad thing, but the whole tile things feels like gimmick. Moving from the tiles to the desktop feels like two different OS'es.
As a Mac user, please tell me what other features make this better other than the whole tile thin.
@ArmandoEstrada not sure about better, except to see if it's faster...
Question, did you have any compatablity issues with recent Adobe Suite apps? or any other apps?
got my copy i the post... deciding whether to do a fresh install or install over windows 7... installed over win 7 at work... seems fine
Worth upgrading or not? Where can I get a copy??
didn't know they had a trial version available. at the moment i mostly use autodesk software and access/sql (and some indesign, etc).
will install monday.
I've been using RTM for a while. It works just fine. Is it worth the upgrade for a designer/developer?
I would argue that there's nothing that specifically makes it worth it but it's nice.
I haven't had any issues with lightroom or photoshop.
Oh actually, if you have a multi-monitor setup, I would say that'd be useful for designers because app management between screens is much improved.
I've been using the beta for ages, everything seems to run fine on it - Games, Adobe Suite, etc.
Ignoring RT for now, waiting for Surface Pro pricing.
"As a Mac user, please tell me what other features make this better other than the whole tile thin."
There are serious under the hood security improvements, that's the main thing it has going for it.
AN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft bills Windows 8 as a "re-imagining" of the personal computer market's dominant operating system, but the company still has a lot of work to do before the makeover captures the imagination of most consumers, based on the results of a recent poll by The Associated Press and GfK.
The phone survey of nearly 1,200 adults in the U.S. found 52 percent hadn't even heard of Windows 8 leading up to Friday's release of the redesigned software.
Among the people who knew something about the new operating system, 61 percent had little or no interest in buying a new laptop or desktop computer running on Windows 8, according to the poll. And only about a third of people who've heard about the new system believe it will be an improvement (35 percent).
It doesn't really matter though, does it? Most people will just be stuck with it when they buy a new computer, whether or not they know anything about it. Only Mac and Linux users, and Windows server/IT depts really pay any attention to OS releases.
- That being said, from my personal perspective of a designer, looks really niceMiguex
- Your devs are quite the uninformed idiots. Here's some actual facts: http://arstechnica.c…zarkonite
- yes, insult them without knowing. That will make everything go back to normalMiguex
- Sorry, your devs do sound a bit like twats.ETM
- Who's the real twat for believing the twats?calculator
- seriously Miguex, if they really LAUGHED at it, that was an idiotic thing to do... go read that article, they've massively reengineered the back end.zarkonite
- the article looks nice, I'm talking about practical use.Miguex
- Doesn't seem like you are. You mention developers then follow that statement with a development comment.orrinward2
you two should fight about it.doesnotexist
Developers laughing...sounds serious.
- is it not a mask on top of the same OS? what is not funny about that?Miguex
- It's not a mask on top of the same OS.zarkonite
- would you drive a car that a mechanic laughs at?rosem
- would you eat food that a chef laughs at?rosem
- would the food be funny?Miguex
- if they're laughing at a grilled cheese sandwich, then yes.doesnotexist
Iam using since 10minutes now... And i have to say it looks really good. I really like the new minimalistic UI design that Microsoft if pushing lately. But, I have to say also that for the first time in years, Iam a little bit confuse and lost on how to navigate with it... Iam pretty sure its gonna be A1 when I get all the new way to achieve this and that. All the concept of Desktop have changed and rolling from window to window and app to app.