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November 18, 2011 8:58:13 AM

Hi,

Please share the difference which you know between windows 7 and windows 8.

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November 18, 2011 9:17:59 AM

some of them are
improve boot speed
upgraded applications
new themes and music managment change
internet explorer 10
all these in win 8..
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November 18, 2011 9:28:04 AM

The name

The interface (if you don't turn Metro off)

The availability (for now, Window 8 is developer preview)

Compatibility (Window 8 can be used on ARM and Snapdragon cpu)

Can be run from USB

Refresh to replace system restore, reset instead of re-installation

New drag up to open welcome screen

Multi screen can have own desktop settings

Better looking BSOD

User account can be linked to Widows Live ID

Window store

Different task manager

Different Window explorer in ribbon style

Sketch picture to authenticate logon instead of password

Hybrid boot

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November 18, 2011 3:26:29 PM

Pyree said:


Better looking BSOD


:lol: 
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November 18, 2011 3:34:16 PM

so why are you laughing.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 18, 2011 4:03:06 PM

From what we know so far, nothing earth shattering. No DX12, still no progress on "longhorns four pillars". From that very nice list that was provided, I think ARM support is the biggest. Should allow windows in some places you don't expect to find it.
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a c 426 $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
November 18, 2011 5:12:14 PM

Developers Preview 8 can't be compared to a completed operating system like windows 7!
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November 18, 2011 5:24:46 PM

another fail ms products.
And more expensive then windows 7. lol
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a b $ Windows 7
November 18, 2011 5:40:38 PM

andywork78 said:
another fail ms products.
And more expensive then windows 7. lol


Sure. Since you've bought it and used it, I assume you know best. :D 
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a c 426 $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
November 18, 2011 5:43:45 PM

Plus 1 ^
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November 18, 2011 5:50:48 PM

andywork78 said:
another fail ms products.
And more expensive then windows 7. lol

there is still no useless products from microsoft did you have windows 8 installed on your pc why MS released win8 because they know better than you that it gives better performance and new feature which make it easy for people. :non: 

bill gates did not waste his experience with producing bad softwares.lol
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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
November 18, 2011 5:57:30 PM

I read somewhere that you'll need to be connected to the net for the opsys to work/boot...... security BS you know. If that's the case it'll be something I avoid like the plague.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 18, 2011 6:45:03 PM

swifty_morgan said:
I read somewhere that you'll need to be connected to the net for the opsys to work/boot...... security BS you know. If that's the case it'll be something I avoid like the plague.


Not true, if the Dev preview is anything to go by. It works and boots just fine without a net connection.
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November 19, 2011 2:40:48 PM

Pyree said:
Better looking BSOD


LOLOLOLOL

Maybe one of these days, you would think they could shoot for - perhaps - 'STABLE OPERATING SYSTEM' to be on the list of those 'features' =P
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November 19, 2011 3:32:29 PM

Windows 7 is designed by Microsoft. Windows 8 is designed by Fisher Price.
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November 19, 2011 3:58:54 PM

mavroxur said:
Windows 7 is designed by Microsoft. Windows 8 is designed by Fisher Price.


lol!!

Or the team that designed XP's default style

You know you can disable all of that clutter, right? That's just for tablets.
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November 20, 2011 7:01:01 AM

^ latest news...
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November 29, 2011 7:36:22 AM

pro-gamer said:
there is still no useless products from microsoft did you have windows 8 installed on your pc why MS released win8 because they know better than you that it gives better performance and new feature which make it easy for people. :non: 

bill gates did not waste his experience with producing bad softwares.lol

nope because they know people like you will buy it.

There is no point in getting windows 8, just wait for windows 9, there will be faulty *** with windows 8 I bet... they do this all the time, and people like you buy into the hype. if it is not doing anything earth shattering for gaming DX12, then why should someone like me whom is also a gamer and tech savy give a care in the world?

I used windows 98 until xp came out and i used xp till windows 7 ultimate released, the you go, i'll wait till windows 9/10.

Unless the memory usage is that good, and the osx uses amd/nvdia graphics cards 7xxx/8xxx etc generation really well to their capacity with out all the bullshit, not going to hold my breath though....

lot of gamers still not made on dx 11 let alone would be made on 12 when it releases which cases the errors in the systems anyway, and bottle knecks cpu/card issues
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December 9, 2011 9:18:47 PM

Win 8
-use less memory
-bootup faster
-has better explorer
-is better with multiple CPU cores

Win7
-is out now
-is not too much weaker than win8

summasummarum
win8 is upgrade to win 7. Nothing too fansy, if not counting ARM support, but an upgrade in anyway.
So if you have win7, it is just fine to keep on using that, but if you are going to get new computer, it most propably is better alternative than win7. If the multicore CPU usage is much better, then those peoples who have 4 or more cores, should consider upgrade... But that remains to be seen. At least AMD is saying that win8 will remedy some problems that bulldoser CPU suffer, but not all. That allso remains to be seen, but tests with dev version seems to confirm that. It would be nice to see if 6 core Intel allso gets some benefits?
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January 5, 2012 5:07:49 AM

Better looking BSOD

LOL :-D
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January 18, 2012 1:58:25 PM

I remember seeing the better looking BSOD that shows " :(  " around when the first previews were being released on Engadget. LOL

Since I can't afford/don't want to pay for Windows 7, I am downloading the dev build of Windows 8. I have had pretty decent experiences with Beta style software. Most recent being CM7 Alpha on my Touchpad.

Will try installing it on my i3 build, and will use a 160GB USB HD to install it.
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January 19, 2012 12:34:52 AM

With the Windows 8 Dev Preview I noticed
super quick boot speeds
a ton of less resources required to run, not even one gig of ram and my cpu is barely pushed
Better looking
metro style like the my work phone
support is coming like wild fire
no virus programs needed

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a b $ Windows 7
January 19, 2012 12:44:03 AM

Quote:
no virus programs needed


LOL!
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a b $ Windows 7
January 19, 2012 1:13:19 AM

Pyree said:
The name

The interface (if you don't turn Metro off)

The availability (for now, Window 8 is developer preview)

Compatibility (Window 8 can be used on ARM and Snapdragon cpu)

Can be run from USB

Refresh to replace system restore, reset instead of re-installation

New drag up to open welcome screen

Multi screen can have own desktop settings

Better looking BSOD

User account can be linked to Widows Live ID

Window store

Different task manager

Different Window explorer in ribbon style

Sketch picture to authenticate logon instead of password

Hybrid boot


This sums it up quite well.


I am running the Dev Prev

Win8 for me-

Pros
1) It is fast. apps open quickly, browsers are very responsive. I haven't tested games yet, but that is next on my agenda. It feels like a very modern OS.
2) Slick interface, if that's your thing.
3) It is new. WIN7 is basically what Vista shoulda been in the first place. So its a new experience. Somewhat. See Below.
4) If you liked any iteration of Windows Media Center, it is very similar. I couldn't stand it myself.
5) This is def the future as far as bringing all types of devices together; tablets, PCs, home theater, and phones.
6) a six year old can and will run it. With ease. Noobs rejoice!
7) Unlike my WIN7 install on the same PC, WIN8 actually hibernates correctly. This is the first version of windows to do so for me. That's a real breakthrough as far as I'm concerned. Way to go, M$!!

Cons
1) It is difficult to get to the meat of the operating system. It took me an hour to find paint. Yeah, MS paint. An hour. The accessories folder is hidden. Wouldn't want anyone to get into that folder. :sarcastic:  please...
2) It is the most dumbed down version of windows yet. Experts may will find this annoying as all get out. belie-dat
3) Metro sucks unless you're on a phone or tablet. Mobile users only need apply. Everyone else will want to get to the desktop as quickly as possible.
4) While working on the desktop, the experience is very close to WIN7. Which is a pro for me, but if you expected to be blown away by how different this version of windows, well you won't be.
5) Cost of upgrading to a new OS so soon after WIN7. Really I expect (ed) Win 7 to have as long of a life as XP. Now this likely won't be the case. Do we really need another OS right now? Not me, but since I work with computers I am resigned to do so now. Oh well.

Overall my experience has been positive but not without its frustrations. But getting used to a new OS is something that we all need to do, and I think once I get there I'll be satisfied. So I give it a 7 outta 10, with the caveat that it will appeal to casual users more than experts.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 19, 2012 1:17:07 AM

jwalker52 said:

no virus programs needed


Oh yeah, I forgot one of the pros. Depending on your level of paranoia, Antivirus may indeed not be needed. I'd still keep a good anti-spyware though. The UAC is still obtrusive and unhelpful at times, but it certainly seems capable.
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January 26, 2012 3:04:11 PM

andywork78 said:
another fail ms products.
And more expensive then windows 7. lol


:lol:  a expensive dev preview, so you want 100% discount on a free thing, then it will become less expensive. :lol: 

w8 is using new file system
is it using old style wei system?
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February 19, 2012 11:42:36 PM

mavroxur said:
Windows 7 is designed by Microsoft. Windows 8 is designed by Fisher Price.



LOL!
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February 20, 2012 12:59:32 AM

swifty_morgan said:
I read somewhere that you'll need to be connected to the net for the opsys to work/boot...... security BS you know. If that's the case it'll be something I avoid like the plague.

In that case, you wouldn't be able to install it....or anything else.
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February 23, 2012 3:05:18 PM

As I know that Windows 8 design is a positive turning point for the operating system. Most of the experts say that, It not only presents a new touch screen user interface, but it introduces a new model of programming based on Internet oriented technologies.
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February 23, 2012 3:52:40 PM

truegenius said:
:lol:  a expensive dev preview, so you want 100% discount on a free thing, then it will become less expensive. :lol: 

w8 is using new file system
is it using old style wei system?


I think the file system is old. Only Win. Server gets new filt system.
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February 24, 2012 4:54:17 PM

swifty_morgan said:
I read somewhere that you'll need to be connected to the net for the opsys to work/boot...... security BS you know. If that's the case it'll be something I avoid like the plague.


I must agree that it will make Win8 look really bad if everyone must be connected to the net in order to boot the system.

1)Not everyone have their PC connected to the internet at all time.
2)So you forget to pay your provider and on top of it you are fried from working on anything because Windows won't boot?

Sounds really awkward.
I can see why MS wants to you to randomly connect and verify the "integrity and safety" of your OS time to time but making it an obligation is a bit of a witch hunt towards a tiny minority who regardless will find a way to play around the MS game while people will have suffer of greedy consequences if it is real that MS boot only if a connection is found.


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February 25, 2012 10:37:34 PM

Good information here guys, Thanks!
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February 26, 2012 8:34:41 PM

I'm running Windows 8 Developer Preview on my laptop for a while now without any issues. I mostly just use web browsing on it. Stable, quick, boots absurdly fast on my SSD...like 3-4 seconds (Much faster than Win7).
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February 27, 2012 10:51:01 AM

I think 8 will be awesome in a HTPC setup. So excited 2 more days...
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March 11, 2012 5:05:33 PM

I actually like Metro. Waiting for Pre-orders to start now....
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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
March 12, 2012 2:36:15 PM

Just installed last night, so not much chance to play with.

Killer - Must log in the the net. I'm sure this will be FIXed for the RTM version and if not - Will NOT be converting to. Plus giving a Cell phone Nr, or alternate contact point is getting a little to personal.

While it only took a short time to find "paint" (Ref buzznut comment), It did take a while to find "power off" button. Had to log off.

Not a Lover of 1500 (LOL) icons on the desktop, I have an ipad for that. I'm sure you can turn the desktop shortcuts off and add ones that you really use.

Time will tell, need to read up on it more, probably should have done that first, as the OLD saying goes - If all else fails - RTFM (LOL)

Love the faster boot time, But then My desktops are not that SLOW, saving 10 sec on boot is not a biggy (deal breaker).

Clould Computing is NOT for Me!!!!
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March 17, 2012 7:41:28 PM

RetiredChief said:
Killer - Must log in the the net. I'm sure this will be FIXed for the RTM version and if not - Will NOT be converting to. Plus giving a Cell phone Nr, or alternate contact point is getting a little to personal.

There is no requirement to use any external login. Windows8 allows for local user accounts, the same as every previous version of Windows since Win95.
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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
March 18, 2012 1:36:22 AM

Figured it should, but for me to get in I had to set up an ms account.
Found another problem and had to remove the drive. Even though I unplugged my Win 7 SSD to install win 8 when I plugged my win 7 SSD in and booted to win 8, then rebooted back to win 7 Had to run Chkdisk. If I booted to win 7 then rebooted to win 7 - No problem. Boot to win 8 then to win 7 Have to run chkdisk.
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March 18, 2012 1:48:57 AM

If you pay attention during setup, there's a very obvious option to use a local account.
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