1. Post #521
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    December 2008
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    What's with the fish?
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  2. Post #522
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    July 2010
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    This live webcast from The Verge is awesome. The Verge = Best tech site right now!
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  3. Post #523
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    May 2010
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    What's with the fish?
    its the beta fish
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  4. Post #524
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    September 2011
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    26 Minutes remaining for me.
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  5. Post #525
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts


    What's with the fish?
    Flat simplistic (Metro-like) Betta fish
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  6. Post #526
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    November 2006
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    Any performance improvements on W8?
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  7. Post #527
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    December 2008
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    its the beta fish
    They should keep it for the release. It's way better than the Windows...window.


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    And it's done, pretty sweet.
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  8. Post #528
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    Any performance improvements on W8?
    Yes it's much quicker and uses less memory.
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  9. Post #529
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    July 2010
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    Any performance improvements on W8?
    I think that's like, the biggest selling point for me. Apparently uses half the RAM Win7 uses. Boots up in few seconds
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  10. Post #530
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    September 2011
    957 Posts
    Microsoft used a betta fish in the Windows 8 Beta?

    "LIKE IT HASN'T ALREADY BEEN FUCKING DONE BEFORE!"
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  11. Post #531
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    Wow that was a quicker install than I thought it'd be. It installed those shitty AMD drivers so now going anywhere near the screen it lags for a while. Did the same in the dev preview.
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  12. Post #532
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    April 2008
    716 Posts
    Microsoft used a betta fish in the Windows 8 Beta?

    "LIKE IT HASN'T ALREADY BEEN FUCKING DONE BEFORE!"
    And? So what if it has been done before, it's fitting. And the fish looks different from the one used in Windows 7 Beta.
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  13. Post #533
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    August 2011
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    Microsoft used a betta fish in the Windows 8 Beta?

    "LIKE IT HASN'T ALREADY BEEN FUCKING DONE BEFORE!"
    And yet, if they'd have done something else, they'd have people bitching that they wasted developer time on that.
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  14. Post #534
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    November 2009
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    I can't really be bothered with doing a Dual boot, would I get away with just using Win8?
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  15. Post #535
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    I can't really be bothered with doing a Dual boot, would I get away with just using Win8?
    not all devices and drivers work, if you do work or important stuff other than browsing and playing games (not even all games work) you could use win8 with no problems, otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.
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  16. Post #536
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    November 2009
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    They changed the way the "move the mouse to one side" switching works, sweet. Having to use the scroll wheel to change between small thumbnails didn't work very well.
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  17. Post #537
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    September 2011
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    not all devices and drivers work, if you do work or important stuff other than browsing and playing games (not even all games work) you could use win8 with no problems, otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.
    If the beta gives me any major troubles with playing TF2, Photoshop CS5, or video encoding, I'll just resort back to 7's stable epicness.
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  18. Post #538
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    September 2011
    47 Posts
    Guys, I got an idea, I want to install Win8 on my laptop ( offered by my highschool ), isn't too risky ?
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  19. Post #539
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    December 2008
    740 Posts
    Not sure I like how they've made the Start button on taskbar. You have to drag mouse to very bottom left of screen and then it'll popup for you to click.
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  20. Post #540
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    The new weather app blows the previous one away.
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  21. Post #541
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    December 2005
    3,310 Posts
    Got it installed now as my only OS on my desktop. Only way I'll really see if I like it.

    Already, many things I dislike (at least by default, hopefully I can customise a ton)
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  22. Post #542
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    August 2005
    1,084 Posts
    Installing it right now, wanted to do it on a VHD but somehow it didn't like it. (Told me it couldn't boot from it and thus not install it there but I found an empty 40GB partition which I used now, I hope I didn't fuck anything up)
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  23. Post #543
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    November 2007
    5,564 Posts
    Installing Customer Preview on my tablet right now, I'll finally make a video of it once I install
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  24. Post #544
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    November 2009
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    not all devices and drivers work, if you do work or important stuff other than browsing and playing games (not even all games work) you could use win8 with no problems, otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.
    I think I'll risk it, I only have a 256GB SSD so don't have lots of space to play with, I can easily reinstall 7 if I come across an issue.
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  25. Post #545
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    August 2006
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    A new 3D pinball game!
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  26. Post #546
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    November 2007
    5,564 Posts
    A new 3D pinball game!
    Space Cadet 2?
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  27. Post #547
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    August 2006
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    Not sure I like how they've made the Start button on taskbar. You have to drag mouse to very bottom left of screen and then it'll popup for you to click.
    You don't have to wait for it to show up. It works like it always has, just click it. Only thing different is its appearance.
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  28. Post #548
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    August 2005
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    Okay, installed! Multiscreen support seems to be "weird". I got Metro on the left, but the normal desktop on the right.
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  29. Post #549
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    Space Cadet 2?
    Pinball FX

    Level 1
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  30. Post #550
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    January 2009
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    I'm really impressed so far. It's got everything from my phone, too. I didn't have to set up Gmail, for example.

    I'm missing Live Mesh, though. I can see SkyDrive, but not stuff synced with Mesh.
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  31. Post #551
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    August 2005
    1,084 Posts
    Windows 8 supports widescreen wallpapers (ala one long wallpaper for both displays)
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  32. Post #552
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    March 2010
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    That system requirements checker thing

    "Your CPU is not sufficient for the consumer preview, you need at least 1GHz"

    My CPU might be crappy, but it is 2GHz

    Intel Celeron E1400 @ 2.00GHz
    Conroe 65nm Technology
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  33. Post #553
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    July 2010
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    I'm really impressed so far. It's got everything from my phone, too. I didn't have to set up Gmail, for example.

    I'm missing Live Mesh, though. I can see SkyDrive, but not stuff synced with Mesh.
    wait, what? It syncs the info from Windows phone?? holy phuckk
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  34. Post #554
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    January 2009
    3,724 Posts
    wait, what? It syncs the info from Windows phone?? holy phuckk
    Yeah, Calender and shit too.
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  35. Post #555
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    About 30 seconds into logging in someone on WLM sent me a message and it went through the messages app. Now I love that. You can even dock the messages off to the side and always have that there. This is just brilliant.
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  36. Post #556
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    May 2011
    1,439 Posts
    Still 4 hours to go :(
    I have half the speed of you.
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  37. Post #557
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    January 2009
    3,724 Posts
    All my Metro apps just turned German.
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  38. Post #558
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    March 2010
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    That system requirements checker thing

    "Your CPU is not sufficient for the consumer preview, you need at least 1GHz"

    My CPU might be crappy, but it is 2GHz

    Intel Celeron E1400 @ 2.00GHz
    Conroe 65nm Technology
    So uh... what do?
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  39. Post #559
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    August 2006
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    I was curious as to how I could use the app switcher with two monitors, Win+Tab now shows that sidebar of running apps. Neat.

    Edited:



    Edited:

    WEI gives quite different results.

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  40. Post #560
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    June 2007
    2,645 Posts


    well that took a whole 67 seconds
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