So i've currently got Win8 running as dual boot with my Windows 7 installation. I'm working on any dev projects but it is becoming a hassle to keep switching back and forth. Anyways i'm using my laptop for this because i can transport it between work and home...and because now that i got a new dell laptop it's faster than my desktop (i7 2.2ghz 8gb ram 250gb ssd).
Now that network kernel debugging in Win8 I have been using it a lot more for testing as well
I've only been using it for a few days now so i haven't had a chance to go through the entire system as much as someone else on here may have been able to.
Anyways now i'm starting to have an issue with hard drive space because i'm using a solid state drive, so I was thinking about starting fresh with only a windows 8 dev OS installed, i'll have ubuntu and an XP VM but i don't think i should have problems with that, i'm just looking at getting rid of Win7 and using Win8 as my daily driver.
So my question is has anybody experienced any problems with Win8 environment and running any of your Win7 apps? I've tested a good few of my most frequently used apps and haven't found any problems, i'm just afraid that when i do make the switch i'm going to end up finding issues. It looks as though Win8 is heavily based off Win7 so i'm hoping compatibility is as close as Vista->Win7 was (for the most part haha).
What do you guys think, should I just wipe and keep my Win7/Win8 dual boot installation? Do you think Win8 could support being a daily driver?
Any comments, thoughts, ideas, are greatly appreciated. I look forward to rebuilding this weekend!