Windows 8 PreviewPosted on June 14th, 2012 at 22:55 11 comments
The best upgrades and oddest quirks.
InfoWorld Slide Show.
11 responses to “Windows 8 Preview”
sanda June 19th, 2012 at 22:06
I am just learning Windows 7 on my newly activated computer. I know that Windows 8 will be in the new Microsoft Spacer notebooks. (I am very tempted by the advanced hype on the machines.) BUT, I have been unable to find out if there is an LCD or an LED screen. My preference, eyes need, LCD screen. It would appear that not much tech info is out on the new Spacer notebooks. What say you, Woody? And PS A bit late: Happy Fathers Day
No info at all on the screens. See my InfoWorld post.
rc primak June 20th, 2012 at 01:22
Here’s what Fox News does know about the Surface Tablets vs. the iPad 3:
UPnfortunately, screen resolution and display type are not know at tis point. But these are NOT ARM Tablets, and one runs Win 8 Pro on a Core-i5 processor. The other uses NVidia Tegra 3. No ARM in sight. Curiouser and curiouser…
rc primak June 20th, 2012 at 18:35
See my correction about NVidia Tegra-3 in a nearby posting. Tegra-3 is ARM.
flavet June 20th, 2012 at 22:00
Woody – is there are reliable definition of the RT in Windows RT?
I’ve covered it several times in Windows Secrets Newsletter…
Dave Johnson June 28th, 2012 at 23:00
I have been using Windows 8 on my main machine for at least as long as you. My productivity has increased dramatically over Windows 7 use. This is because of the Metro interface. I have only the apps I use, and it is so easy to type in the name of a program like “Word” and have the app pop up. This is truly a marvelous operating system. I love it!
Glad you like it! Really. There’s a lot of good stuff in Win8.
Head over to the Lounge, and post your opinion. Go for it. You can quote me, too, if you like.
rc primak July 3rd, 2012 at 00:36
I like Windows 8. But I hate Metro and signing in with Windows Live. Split verdict here.
But you don’t need to sign in to Win8 with a Microsoft account (a Windows Live ID). You can do everything on both sides of Windows 8 without using a Microsoft account – you just have to log in to ancillary services (e.g., email, Facebook connection, whatever) manually.
It’s confusing. I’m having a wonderful time getting it straight in the book. …
rc primak July 6th, 2012 at 00:50
Absolutely. I have Win 8 RP set up for demos, so I need to let the Live Metro Tiles do their thing. You can’t do that as effectively without logging in through Windows Live ID.
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