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When will this be the standard OS on new computer purchases?

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When will this be the standard OS on new computer purchases?

Mostly by Christmas.

You can get an almost-free upgrade if you buy Windows 7 between now and then, I think it is either $19 or $29 to upgrade to Windows 8.

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Windows 8 getting some good performance benchmark reviews:

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Installed it to try it out and see if it would be worth updating the computers from Win 7. It is a bit different and will take a little time to get used to. On a laptop I think it might be nice, on my desktop with a main 27" monitor not so great. Full screen simple apps just seem a bit much at that resolution. The display corners are now the hotspots to launch things. On a small screen the corners don't seem so far away but on a large resolution large display with multiple displays the corners seem far away and the pointer sometimes jumps to the other display. The current windows desktop (Win 7 and prev) is pretty simple, nothing fancy, just a taskbar and windows. Now they added more stuff, which... doesn't make anything easier. I feel like I am now jumping all over the screen, corners and jumping between apps while multitasking. Sometimes clicking on a display with the desktop view minimizes whatever was in the full screen view, there are taskbars on all monitors which seems odd (edit: googled it and there is an option to control this). I feel like I'm having way too much interaction with the OS to do anything. I will probably slowly dip my toes in the water, but don't see myself rushing from Win 7 (which works great) to this new "paradigm shift" in Windows.


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I want to disable all that Metro interface stuff. With six monitors, that would be quite ridiculous to use.

I just want it for its Server 2012 6.2 Kernel, as there seems to be some good optimizations there based on everything I've read.

Windows 7 is a home run, much like XP, so I am in no rush to move to Windows 8. But if the UI stuff can be nuked then it looks like it might be a solid upgrade.

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INow they added more stuff, which... doesn't make anything easier. I feel like I am now jumping all over the screen, corners and jumping between apps while multitasking.

I have the same feeling. I think there is a very good reason that Apple does not cram it's OSX into it's tablets and phones - it is a usage mismatch.

The touch/swipe interface for a tablet or phone is necessary because of its form-factor. On my multi-screen desktop, I can do all mouse clicks/scrolling without even moving my hand since I have a trackball mouse. What would be ergonomic in a small screen interface is actually a hindrance in a desktop setup.

It seems Microsoft makes only every-other OS release a good one (I skipped Vista altogether). I think the old Star Trek movies had the same problem.

I'll give it a chance, but for now it still looks like Vista II to me...

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Window 8 RP

I have successfully installed NT7 on Windows8 RP. The install of NT will tell you that you need to install NF3.5. When you attempt that, Win8 will tell you that a newer version is already installed and won't let you install NF3.5. NT then will not install because it does not see NF3.5. Here is what you do: go to Control Panel, Programs, Turn Windows features on or off, click the box in front of NF3.5 (you can leave NF4.0 on as well). Windows will download and finish installing NF3.5. When it finishes, you will be able to install and run NT7. It also connected to IB just fine.

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I have successfully installed NT7 on Windows8 RP. The install of NT will tell you that you need to install NF3.5. When you attempt that, Win8 will tell you that a newer version is already installed and won't let you install NF3.5. NT then will not install because it does not see NF3.5. Here is what you do: go to Control Panel, Programs, Turn Windows features on or off, click the box in front of NF3.5 (you can leave NF4.0 on as well). Windows will download and finish installing NF3.5. When it finishes, you will be able to install and run NT7. It also connected to IB just fine.

i just got done installing NT on win8 enterprise eval and was able to install .net 3.5 fine(it just installed normally) but i had a problem restoring from backup, but that was only because of my indicators and me having way to many of them.

i figured that out and everything is working fine as of now.. its only been an hour or so but i will reply back if anything comes up..

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