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    Windows 8 and gaming

    What can gamers look forward to in Windows 8?
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    I used the consumer preview (not the latest release preview) and my experience was nothing but misery. Blue screens and freeze ups galore. Windows 8 seemed to really disagree with being on a network with ntlm proxy authentication. I ended up reverting back to 7 just because it was so unstable. I couldn't even get python to install on it. I really hope the release version is more polished.
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    What keeps me away from Windows 8 is the Metro Interface. Don't like it. If they had an option to disable it forever, I would get Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost29 View Post
    I used the consumer preview (not the latest release preview) and my experience was nothing but misery. Blue screens and freeze ups galore. Windows 8 seemed to really disagree with being on a network with ntlm proxy authentication. I ended up reverting back to 7 just because it was so unstable. I couldn't even get python to install on it. I really hope the release version is more polished.
    I, myself, ran the CP. It was also unstable and some of my hardware was not supported. I also reverted back to 7. I, however, installed RP and it's been nothing but a pleasure to work with. All my hardware is now supported and it's been very stable.
    It's totally worth giving it a shot -and I can definitely see a performance increase, not just in gaming, but overall as well.
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    The release preview was amazing and I will switch over the day I can buy Windows 8.

    Quote Originally Posted by okuhle94 View Post
    What keeps me away from Windows 8 is the Metro Interface. Don't like it. If they had an option to disable it forever, I would get Windows 8.
    What don't you like about it and which Windows 8 version was the last one you tried? Did you see that you can just switch over to the normal desktop?

    I read an article a while back that said that people who do not like the Metro interface are lying. I can't find it now but it made such good points and I agree with the article. Everything that you could do on the old desktop you can do now but quicker. And the apps that are in Metro style looks so much cleaner and you can still make use of normal applications too. It just boggles my mind that people do not like Metro or the new Metro desktop.
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    I loaded the Windows 8 DP many months ago on a virtual PC, I pressed Start and instantly hated it. I even deleted it without a second look.

    I went back to Windows 7...but because I work PC retail, I decided, what the hell may as well give it another bash. So I loaded up Windows 8 RP last week, for reals this time and with every intent of hating it. I hate to admit it, but it has grown on me.

    It is definitely faster, cleaner and the Metro live apps are pretty sick. What Microsoft has done is very clever, they haven't made everything MSN account based, they have integrated all social platforms in to one...and it works! Without even having Outlook installed, I have a live app fetching email from both my Google and Live accounts, another one updating Facebook and yet another app which integrates MSN Messenger, Google Talk etc.

    I can see Micro$oft coining it with Windows 8 when it is released - you know why? Because the computer, tablet and phone will all be running the same OS (idea stolen directly from Apple lol). Only difference is, this time everything will be compatible with everything else and the less savvy users won't have to worry about the Android phone in their pocket, the iPad in their hands and the Windows PC all running different operating systems and confusing the shit out of them. And let me tell you, most long time Windows users are reluctant to make the switch to the more expensive, less compatible and exclusive (you can only buy this R400 cable to use your Mac) club that is Apple products.
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    yeah yeah. till BFx or MWx says YOU NEED win 8 and the crowd goes WE NEED win 8. lol. fail.
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    I don't really have any intention of running a tablet OS on my desktop.
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    tablet OS? do people just read crap on the internet, and then respew it?
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