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Get the Windows 8 Developer Preview - Today!


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#1 keyboardNinja

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:31 PM

Today at its BUILD Conference, Microsoft previewed its upcoming operating system currently named Windows 8. This preview showed off many of the features of Windows 8, including the new Metro user interface, the Windows Store, and touchscreen usability. Attendees of the conference also had the pleasure of receiving a free Samsung tablet preloaded with the Windows 8 Developer Preview that developers can use to start creating and developing new apps. Pretty cool, huh?

Well, Microsoft doesn't want to leave the rest of us out of the fun, so they have officially made available an ISO of the Windows Developer Preview. This preview comes in three flavors; a 64-bit English preview with developer tools, a 64-bit English preview (no dev tools), and a 32-bit English preview (no dev tools). This preview can be downloaded right now from the Microsoft Windows Developer Preview downloads page.

So if you are interested in being one of the first to try Windows 8, feel free to give it a try and tell us what you think. Please note that all installs are clean installs and existing installations of Windows cannot be upgraded.

Best part, is you do not need a dedicated machine. Just download and install VirtualBox and test from there.

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Added more info :) Thanks kbN

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:32 AM

Sweet, got to try this tonight!

EDIT: Installed and up and running :thumbsup: This is confusing to use :mellow:

Edited by killerx525, 14 September 2011 - 04:38 AM.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:01 AM

Yeah, I am not liking the interface. Looks like it was designed for a phone instead of a computer.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:35 AM

Yep! There is no more program files but now apps on tiles <_< But i love the new task manager, it is awesome!!!

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:05 PM

It looks cool, but it's going to take some getting used to. I still need to play with it some more, but I would say Grinler's right, this is geared towards the iphone and ipad crowd, not pc users.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:27 PM

Yeah, the Metro, Windows-Phone-7-esque interface was meant for tablets, not desktops.

I imagine Windows 7 will be the new XP...something people don't want to let go of for a long time. Personally, I don't think Windows 8 will catch on outside the tablet crowd, but I could be wrong.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:51 PM

Well it is only a dev preview and microsoft could do a tablet only version and a desktop version respectively if push comes to shove, well see how the rest of the community see it and reacts to it.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:52 PM

I have to admit, but i like Windows 7 more for gaming rather then Windows 8 because of it's interface.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:57 PM

how can i install it in a 64 bit laptop. .

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:01 PM

People, please read this article:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/14/windows_8_bundles_antivirus/

Note the time the video clip about 1:08

I am interested in your opinion abaut new Windows 8 "new range of security"

Whether this could be the beginning of the end of Security subforums,other antimalware softwere or tools...etc?
Either man will as always find ways to achieve the "impossible" as he did with the BIOS?
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:27 PM

I have the Archos 9 Windows Tablet and I have installed this on it.

It works better than Windows 7 did.

It does take time to get used to but touch is perfect cause it adds muti touch.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:41 PM

It does take time to get used to but touch is perfect cause it adds muti touch.


For personal users it is nice. I am a little afraid because this is a mixture of mobile/tablet and a PC. Metro UI on PC is :mellow:

Serious business users and companies do not really stand Windows 8 with Metro UI right?

my opinion

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:02 PM


It does take time to get used to but touch is perfect cause it adds muti touch.


For personal users it is nice. I am a little afraid because this is a mixture of mobile/tablet and a PC. Metro UI on PC is :mellow:

Serious business users and companies do not really stand Windows 8 with Metro UI right?

my opinion



Yes my tablet pc is for personnel use.

I would not install this on a business computer cause the Metro UI is useless for non touch screen devices ( My personnel oppinion).

Edited by herg62123, 14 September 2011 - 08:04 PM.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:11 PM

from Microsoft::

What people aren't understanding is that you can choose which desktop you use. You don't have to use Metro UI ever if you don't want to. Microsoft just wanted the option, and to be able to have a legitimate tablet OS that is running on literally exactly the same code as the desktop.


I think the dilemma is solved for Business Users :lol:

Edited by magna86, 14 September 2011 - 08:12 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:36 PM

You can toggle between the Metro interface and the "classic" desktop by pressing the Windows key.

Metro is... nice looking but completely annoying on any sort of screen other than a multi-touch screen of less than, oh, 800x600 resolution. Why anyone would want this on their desktop PC is beyond me.




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