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Win 8 "preview"

See here (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/29/mwc_windows_8/)
Still looks like everyone is going mobile, Do you have a touch screen on your MAIN pc? Do you want oneHuh
This was the reason lots of people left Ubuntu or stuck with a "normal" release.
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I'm happy with my keyboard and mouse....so far Smiley

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and you can still use your keyboard and mouse In windows 8 Smiley
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I've been using the Developer Preview for a while, lots of inevitable limitations and holes.
Installed the Consumer Preview yesterday on one of my 2 W8 systems......  Shocked
I had to check my diary, I was convinced it's 1st April.  Crazy
It is truly AWFUL.  Cry
I can vaguely see it might be useful on a phone, possibly on a tablet (but there are better options).
A big touchscreen PC - maybe not.
A desktop PC for home use - NO.
A business PC - ABSOLUTELY NEVER EVER!
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Some aren't too happy here either http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/windows.html
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I like the headline: "Windows 8 Will Be A Failure Like Vista (Who Agrees?)"
No, I totally disagree, it will be a total abject failure.
Vista was just half-baked but vaguely going the right way and was eventually "fixed" by the "upgrade to viability" in the chargeable Service Pack 3 (Windows 7 to the rest of you).
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chargeable Service Pack 3 (Windows 7 to the rest of you).
That's quite a long time for a service pack to be supported then Grin
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Vista is already at end of support, effectively the same status as XP.
7 will be supported for a while, I suspect that if 8 is released and looks like the preview then corporates will stick with 7 and force MS to support it for a very long while (like XP).
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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/microsoft-quietly-extends-consumer-support-for-windows-7-vista/4529
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Summary: This month, with almost no fanfare, Microsoft has revised its support policy for consumer versions of Windows. The two most recent releases, Vista and Windows 7, now qualify for a full 10 years of support. I’ve got the details.
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    Support end date for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are as follows:
    Windows XP  4/8/2014
    Windows Vista  4/11/2017
    Windows 7  1/14/2020
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Interesting, though I don't recall them publicising an exact "termination" date for Vista before, just that it was in "extended support", as is XP.
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@oldjim, That Is old news, See my thread here...http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,102856.0.html
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I knew I had seen it somewhere before  Embarrassed
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I've been using the Developer Preview for a while, lots of inevitable limitations and holes.
Installed the Consumer Preview yesterday on one of my 2 W8 systems......  Shocked
I had to check my diary, I was convinced it's 1st April.  Crazy
It is truly AWFUL.  Cry
I can vaguely see it might be useful on a phone, possibly on a tablet (but there are better options).
A big touchscreen PC - maybe not.
A desktop PC for home use - NO.
A business PC - ABSOLUTELY NEVER EVER!

I have been using the Developer Preview too, well I tried it for a month, it was truly horrible. I think Microsoft have made a big mistake with this OS, it's just not the straight forward OS that it always has been since around Windows 95 - Windows 7 which we have today.
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Of course, having spent around £200 on upgrading my PCs to W7 (and that's using the cheaper option of Software4students) I'll not be changing anytime soon.
Perhaps W10 in 2018 will be the must-have upgrade  Cheesy

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I think under the skin there's a lot of improvements, but the user interface is at best "work in progress".
I've seen comments about how it works (or rather doesn't sensibly) on multiple monitors.