News Windows 8 to be launched october 26th ...

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  1. Johnny

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    Microsoft announced that Windows 8 will be launched on October 26th. I still think it will flop. I will stick with MAC until windows 9 comes out.
     
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    Re: Windows 8 to be launched october 28th ...

    That should be the 26th ... at least that is what it says behind Steve in the pic in this article.

    Windows 8 will be available on
     
  3. American Zombie

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    Re: Windows 8 to be launched october 28th ...

    Release date is Friday the 26th.

    Have corrected first post.
     
  4. Johnny

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    I thought the 26th was what I put? Thanks for fixing it, though :)
     
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    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    Out of interest, why do you think it will be a flop? Have you tried it yet?
     
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    Have I tried it yet? I never post an opinion about an OS, or APP, without trying it first. Yes, I was a beta tester for it.

    There are two things in that will make it flop. They are:

    1) The Metro

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    2) The loss of the start button

    They set it up where you have to go to hot spots on the screen now. And took things out of it. There is already a wave of people saying that they do not like it. If it isn't the biggest flop since ME, I will be very surprised.
     
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    While I agree that is what a lot of people think. I think with a touch screen it would be very good. It makes less use of the mouse and keyboard. I really want to have some kind of touch device linked up to my PC to use metro properly (perhaps as a second screen).

    The loss of a start button is a problem, but there is a button if you know the location. I think that is the problem. If you know it the location is fine but perhaps there needs to be some hint on it's location.

    I remember when installing some OS's it had introduction videos (XP is the most memorable one). I hope it highlights how to use it properly for non technical people if they have a video. I've used Windows 8 beta a bit, I kind of like it. Would take a bit of getting used to but after a few weeks I think I would be fine.
     
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    Just to provide some more detailed release info as Windows 8 went to RTM today:

    :source: Source: Windows Team Blog
     
  9. zeke_mo

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    wow, what a great non bias news post.
     
  10. Johnny

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    lol. I wasn't trying to be biased, or non biased. I just wanted to let everyone know when it is coming out, and this is the only place I could think of where to put it.
     
  11. Xie

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    You could mention that the "Surface" comes out the same day. :)
     
  12. Johnny

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    That is right, I could have. It totally slipped my mind. :dead:
     
  13. Sazar

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    Exactly what I thought :)

    I personally love Windows 8. I guess had I posted the news article, I would have said "I still think Windows 8 will be a big success, and I'll never use a MAC".

    :lick:
     
  14. Johnny

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    hahaha. O.k. I deserve any lashing I get here. :)
     
  15. Xie

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    You might not use a Mac, but you certainly use a MAC address daily. :p



    (Mac != MAC)
     
  16. Vanquished

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    Good to see the news stories are still impartial ;)
     
  17. Sazar

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    Seems like it's doing relatively well. The reviews are in and folks are warming up to it now they can actually use it and learn how to take advantage of the changes.
     
  18. Johnny

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    They thought the same thing about ME for about the firs six months.
     
  19. Bman

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    So I have been looking around for all the different deals on Windows 8, 49.99, 69.99....somewhere I am pretty sure there was a trick to get it for $15 in total.

    I want a copy of Windows 8, that I can install as a clean install, ability to wipe my system (windows 7 or any other OS) and install Windows 8. What do I need to purchase?

    Where is the best deal right now? Canadian..