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Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« on: August 22, 2012, 10:26:36 PM »
Windows 8 Enterprise fresh installation went fast, smooth, and looks great. I haven't even had to install a driver yet. Everything has 'just worked' so far. It is, by leaps and bounds, the simplest and fastest Windows install I've ever had. The few minutes it takes to configure things at the end it gives you a repeated pointer on sliding your mouse to any edge of any screen to invoke an operational menu. Of course, hitting the Start Button (flips to Metro) and starting to type is the preferred method of launching anything. Looks great, I must say.

I am a convert. All the bad press. Don't believe it. This is a worthy upgrade for any traditional desktop PC and you will NOT lose functionality. It might be a little less productive in some respects, a few things take an extra click or two, etc.. but otherwise not bad at all.

Keep in mind, after running the RP in a virtual machine, I wasn't expecting it to be this great on my physical machine. I was very pessimistic. It is just wonderful though. I love it. Best of all, Process Lasso looks GREAT. I did notice that the default language for PL is not English, need to get that auto-detection fixed up ASAP.
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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 11:03:28 PM »
Quick shot. Now you see what I mean by the change in the look of Process Lasso.
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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 11:21:24 PM »
New right-click context menu shown at bottom when launching apps (shortened) ...
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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 09:51:14 PM »
can't wait to install mine!:)


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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 03:32:23 PM »
I've taken and posted many other screenshots, and even videos.. just as I get the impetus. Here are some more.
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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 03:32:48 PM »
copy conflict dialog
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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 03:33:10 PM »
Task Manager Performance Tab
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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 03:33:43 PM »
Improved Explorer Copy / Move (Paste/Drop) files.
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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 11:18:44 AM »
I still haven't switched yet. A bit too skeptical I guess. Still reading the reviews. IE improvement seems to be the best one so far.
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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 04:38:49 AM »
Windows 8 my worst windows experience ever. I upgraded my system. But i cant stand it. Downgraded to windows 7 again. I wont upgrade my computers that
have windows 7 and Vista. I simply donĀ“t like it on stationary or laptops. But i can see me use it on a tablet.

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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2012, 05:19:05 AM »
It takes some getting used to for sure. You pretty much HAVE to use keyboard shortcuts, e.g. WIN+X, WIN+D, etc... else you can get stuck in Metro. There are definite improvements that could be made for the desktop. It would have been nice if the desktop version of the OS behaved as Windows 7, with all the enhancements of Windows 8.
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Re: Windows 8 - My first impressions (Excellent!)
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2012, 07:12:01 AM »
Yup, Windows 8 is training the users for "How to use Keyboard shortcuts" ;D