Welcome to the Windows 8 Forum!

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February 15, 2011 at 11:44:52
Specs: Windows 7, 1.9 GHz / 3837 MB
Hi all,

Welcome to Computing.Net's new Windows 8 forum. I realize that Windows 8 is still a long way off, but I thought that this forum could still be of interest to the users. After all, who better to discuss the latest features, leaks, etc with than some of the most knowledgeable people in the computer industry? Who knows, we might even be able to influence some of the development at Microsoft with postings about "dream features" we'd like to see in Windows 8?

Feel free to discuss whatever you would like about the new system here! They sky is the limit.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
May 27, 2011 at 06:39:44
I know Windows 8 is a long way off and no one probably knows much about it, but do you know what extra features it will have over Windows 7? iv been using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for a while now and find it much better than the rest, so i was curious why so soon after developing Win 7 M$ have decided to develop Windows 8?

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#2
October 6, 2011 at 23:15:23
im running win 8 on my old sony vaio, it works well, fast, snappy and no problems with most hardware, the media desktop takes some time to enjoy, but the standard desktop is fine.. tried it on my main desktop machine, didnt like it at all.. so for me handhelds are going to be great, laptops to an extent, but i cant see it taking over my 7 installation, which is great.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
March 7, 2012 at 01:22:45
yes window 8 have extra features as compared to previous windows, one of the feature is one of Windows 8's many touch input innovations is the thumb keyboard, which puts all the letters of the on-screen virtual keyboard near the left and right edges of the screen for easy thumb typing. But the keys were one-size-fits all, and often didn’t. Thankfully, now you can choose among small, medium, and large key layouts for this.

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#4
July 26, 2012 at 17:53:14
When computers first arrived they were intended to be all things to everyone. For example an Artists computer would look totally different to one used by a Scientist.

I've not tried Win 8 but wonder if this is yet another step on the part of a big company to provide a system that does exactly what "they" (MS) want. Sure it might suit Mr Average but it makes me think that XP was about the last OS that still gave you a fighting chance, by tweaking it behind the scenes, to tailor it to do what "you" wanted. More and more we seem to be seeing a "keep out" philosophy.

Don't get me wrong, I like automation but "on my own terms", hence the number of batch and reg files running on my current computer. I guess I'm in danger of becoming a Linux convert, although age is against me.

In recent years most progress seems to have been glitz and the main persuasion to move to a later OS seems related to the dubious feeling that you are modern, keeping up with the Jones'es, etc. To my mind it's hardware improvements that have had most impact on computer speed.

As TV screens get larger, computer screens are getting smaller - a strange paradox. What I prefer is a PC with a nice big screen, not something resembling a large cell phone.


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#5
October 19, 2012 at 04:02:56
From all that I have read, I am considering purchasing and putting away a new Windows 7 OEM copy for my next desktop build to be sure I will be able to get it. This way I will not have to trust alternate sources like Ebay and others.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
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