1. DryYoshi

    DryYoshi Love child of Dry Bones and Yoshi
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    Yeah, just looked it up and it's changable.
    In that case let's just say: What's the point of a new OS anyway?
    But I might still upgrade... (to 7/8)
     
  2. Foxi4

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    There's a need for Windows 8, and it's pretty obvious if you know a bit of this and a bit of that about OS'es.

    Windows's Kernel is going to be re-compiled to work with not only X86 and X64 processors, but also with ARM ones.

    Why? For portability's sake. Many Netbooks and Tablets are using ARM architechture processors, thus crossing out Windows as an OS of choice.

    But don't worry - Windows 8 won't have enough time to get comfy on your hard drives. It's followed closely by Midori - an entirely new, built from ground up Windows core. THAT'S what I'm waiting for.

    Because Vista is a failiure of an OS compared even to XP as far as speed of use is concerned and getting 7 will turn your PC into a blazing Rapidash compared to Vista? The only reason I can think of, I guess.
     
  3. Infinite Zero

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    I'll ask my parents about it. This laptop is hella slow though it has 3 GB of RAM. I'm just worried of all the files that I have.. and the games from Steam installed on my HDD..
     
  4. Issac

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    Unrelated screenshot? Because it says windows 7 in the bottom right corner.
     
  5. MaxNuker

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    you can make backups using steam app...
     
  6. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)
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    I'm still on Windows XP, and I don't plan on changing any time soon.
     
  7. zeromac

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    Thats what i thought at first but thats just because this leak is of Milestone 1, I don't think they've bothered to change the UI and stuff yet as its most likely not their top priority
     
  8. Foxi4

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    What's your laptop's basic built (CPU/GPU) ? I can't think of a laptop with 3GB RAM jammed in that'd be "slow" unless there's zero to no maintenance performed on it periodically.

    I'll guess - Acer? *shivers* You should probably get rid of all the brand software you have there and change them to things that actually work.
     
  9. zeromac

    OP zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY
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    Mine is a Toshiba with 2GB of ram (which i bought cos it originally only had 512MB) And it runs 7 pretty darn well
     
  10. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    I still would rather use a Windows XP then a Windows 7. Windows 7 should have just been a service pack for Windows Vista seeing Vista was one of the most Bullshit Os's Microsoft has yet to make.
     
  11. Javacat

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    This will just be another stopgap OS, like SE and Vista. I wouldn't expect anything interesting until Windows 9.



    Edit: oops... SE pwned! I meant to say ME [​IMG]
     
  12. mysticwaterfall

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    As a former official MS beta tester of 98, 98se, Me, XP, I can tell you from personal experience that the early builds of Windows never really look that different then there predecessor's, and usually a lot different then the final product. The early builds of XP (or "Whistler" as it was known back then) look nothing like the XP we have.

    That said, as Foxi says Windows 8 is not meant as a "major" upgrade anyways, but as a "minor" upgrade, ala 95-->98. As for Midori, who knows when we'll ever see that, it's been like 8 years since they started work on that...
     
  13. Livin in a box

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    The build string is 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508 which means kernel 6.1 (same as Windows 7 so the UI hasn't changed), 7850 is the build number, obviously, winmain means that it's the main Windows build (or something to that effect, I'm never sure with that), win8m1 is Windows 8 Milestone 1 and the 100922 means 22nd September, 2010 at 3:08. So it's quite an old build, and I believe they're already past (or nearly at) Milestone 2.
     
  14. Damian666

    Damian666 Coder from Hell
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    got it, installed it, runs fine, ofcourse, they did some work on aero though, its now called aero light xd

    cant wait to see what happens in next leak, i always get all of them, and test them all out ^^

    Dami
     
  15. mkoo

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    The whole point on Windows 8 is ARM support.
    When Intel first made Atom processor they asked Microsoft to make Windows edition that takes advantage of Atom's special capabilities. Microsoft didn't do that so Intel is making their own Linux Foundation sanctioned Linux Distro Meego.

    Now as a counter maneuver Microsoft is planning to break x86/x86-64 monopoly on desktop.
     
  16. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!
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    There's nothing wrong with Vista, let me refer you to a few of Rydian's quotes:
    Vista Bashers
    Vista 7
    Vista Office Lady
     
  17. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking
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    I'm assuming ur referring to the disapearance of the quick launch toolbar, u can add that back to windows 7 by adding right clicking the taskbar-->toolbars-->new toolbar, then navigate to username\appdata and find the quicklaunch folder and select it, done!
     
  18. AlanJohn

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    Yeah.
    It looks like Windows 7 A LOT.
    To bad it already got leaked.
     
  19. tigris

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    Why can't it look like the Copenhagen Concept?!
     
  20. twiztidsinz

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    Everyone harps on how horrible Vista is based on what they've heard and how much better Windows XP is than Vista. Which is a load of bull, in a sense at least. When Vista first came out (Retail: Jan 30th 2007), XP (Retail: Oct 25th 2001) had 5 years and 3 months of polish under it's belt. Now that Vista has matured to the second service pack (the same as Windows had been when Vista was released), it's a different story.

    The only real valid complaint is that drivers for Vista were (as in 'in the past') were bad when it came out. But that's not a Microsoft problem.
    Sure you could argue that Microsoft is to blame because they changed the way things work, but from what I read they were very clear and open with the hardware developers on what changed and how to make things compatible. It's the 3rd party software developers that dropped the ball.
    In addition, everyone seems to forget that when Windows XP was first released to the masses, drivers were also horrible: printers didn't print, scanners didn't scan, drives wouldn't work, etc... It's almost as if, every time there's a big change (READ: MORE THAN JUST THE PURDY GOOWEE) thing break. Of course, this is ALWAYS Microsoft's fault because they are the big evil corporation... it's never the fault of the people coding the drivers that those drivers are done horribly.
     
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