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Windows 8

So now that the developer preview for Windows 8 has been out for awhile, I figured I would ask and find out what everyone thinks about it.  Personally I don't like it, but I'm just curious what you think about it.  No right or wrong answer, just opinions.  :)

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thegeeke (author)  DELETED_Minizatic2 years ago
Yes... it is free, but I think it has an expiration date. I didn't look to closely when I installed it, but I got the impression that it would just stop working on a certain date. I'm surprised that it wiped out another installation on another drive... did it totally wipe it out, or just corrupt it?

Thanks for your input! :)
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thegeeke (author)  DELETED_Minizatic2 years ago
OK... I was going to say... why in the world would it format a drive other than what it was installing on?!?!?!?! I can somewhat understand it corrupting it. (You could try to re-install Ubuntu... I usually prefer to install Windows before any Linux for that very reason...) :)
nurdee12 years ago
I haven't used windows 8 any, but considering it came out very soon after windows 7 I imagine it isn't very much different than windows 7.
thegeeke (author)  nurdee12 years ago
Actually, it is very different from 7. I liked 7, didn't mind vista, etc. but if Microsoft doesn't make some major changes to the GUI, I don't even think I will buy 8. It reminds me of a Mac interface. I personally don't like the Mac interfaces, but they are better than 8. It just seems like a cheap imitation of Apple. They are reinventing the wheel, etc. I would suggest using it on virtualbox since it's free at this point. Just to see what you think. (cause you are a Mac guy... Right? Or maybe I'm thinking of someone else?) I would be interested to hear what Mac users think as well as PC.

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No I don't use macs. I have used pretty much every windows OS between 95 and XP. I have only used 7 a little bit but it doesn't do that much for me. I relly don't like microsoft in general but I kind of half to live with it. Although I do use Ubuntu linux for whatever I can.
thegeeke (author)  nurdee12 years ago
I understand. There is someone on this site I get into Mac vs pc debates with... I must have got you two mixed up. :)
I'm still on XP. It may be a while before i can build a new PC and justify upgrading to a new OS. So Win9 may be out before then. lol