so if I download win8 what happens when its fully released? does it stop working, can I add a key to it?
I wanna give win8 a chance but im pretty in the dark on how it all works
You can use it till January.
Is it me or is the OP image a thumbnail?
Fuck. I don't think I kept the original when I switched to my SSD. I'll check my backup.
So how do you guys feel about this: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2...windows-8.aspx
I think it's an interesting move. The regular Windows price would be cheaper as it's Windows price - licensing fees. So Windows is less expensive. If you chose to get the Media pack, it would be about the same as buying Windows as it is now as the price already covers that.
K-lite Mega Codec pack x64 master race here.
Microsoft being sued,I posted:
Motorola two faced about codec,
Windows gets semi-unfavorably altered.
That's why I bitched, and I think they're pulling crap. But that's just my opinion.
I won't really mind them plugging out support for WMP (though I find it a bit redundant), since there's other solutions. If it means a lower price, and simply fewer features in WMP, I won't really care. As long as they don't make DVD playback something you can't do without buying something from them, it's cool.
When will we be able to pop in a commercial Blu-ray disc, and have it play automatically after a fresh Windows install?
Without third-party support, probably never...
Too bad flash doesn't want to work in the metro IE browser even though I installed it but windows 8 it still rocks above all, just waiting for a new browser to come in metro any day now.
I also want to thank Panda for creating this thread.
I wonder how Chrome will look like on Metro.
Or lets hope they make that, first.
I downloaded the Metro app SDK so I'm gonna try and make some apps for Windows 8. Taking suggestions.
If they were to price it the same the whole tech community will call them out on it and end up losing sales.
Also if they lower it people who wouldn't've bought it previously might reconsider. "Hey if it's only $x then what the hell, I'll go ahead and get it."
Look at how well all those discounts, pre-purchase, bundle pack, etc savings did for 7.
Follow up: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2...windows-8.aspx
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They sold 1 million PS3s in 6 weeks after launch for 600 a pop, so my point here is if people want it enough they're going to buy it no matter the price and Microsoft knows that.
This pricing thing is similar between Ms and Sony, only Microsoft is superior at it.
Not to mention MS isn't as bad now as they used to be. Not saying they're great or anything, but they aren't as bad as say the 90's or 00's.
Ballmer: Welp, we bought Skype today.
Other employee: Why? What have you got planned for it?
Ballmer: I dunno, seemed like a good idea at the time...
EDIT: Ballmer then...
At the end of the day, Win8 with media playback is probably going to cost the same as Windows has usually.