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Topic # 98486 29-Feb-2012 08:46 Send private message

just a reminder that this is due to be released today, or rather tonight NZ time. I've been running Windows 7 since the beta of that came out so am weighing up whether to do the same with Win 8.

Who else is gonna grab it?




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  Reply # 588171 29-Feb-2012 09:19 Send private message

It's being released on 1st March 3AM NZT.




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  Reply # 588269 29-Feb-2012 12:30 Send private message

thanks....never been good with timezones




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  Reply # 588298 29-Feb-2012 13:14 Send private message

billgates: It's being released on 1st March 3AM NZT.


Thanks Bill Gates, yep you'd know for sure :)

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  Reply # 588307 29-Feb-2012 13:44 Send private message

I wonder if Microsoft Flight will be released at exactly the same time?

If so, I'd imagine Microsoft's servers will be struggling a fair bit.

Looking forward to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for sure.

I think I'll load it onto my Laptop first though to test it out.
If it's stable enough for day-to-day use, I might consider putting it on my main desktop.
I'm still not so sure about the whole "no-start-menu" thing. 

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  Reply # 588309 29-Feb-2012 13:49 Send private message

I have been using the developer preview along with couple of other guys at work with no issues. Everything that worked in Windows 7 (apps etc), worked for us in the dev preview. Beta is bound to a LOT better. Looking forward to the integrated skydrive feature on the explorer window.




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  Reply # 588315 29-Feb-2012 13:58 Send private message

dontpanic42: I wonder if Microsoft Flight will be released at exactly the same time?

If so, I'd imagine Microsoft's servers will be struggling a fair bit.

Looking forward to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for sure.

I think I'll load it onto my Laptop first though to test it out.
If it's stable enough for day-to-day use, I might consider putting it on my main desktop.
I'm still not so sure about the whole "no-start-menu" thing. 


If it can't be disabled from within Windows there  are 3rd party apps that will give back the traditional start menu and disable the Metro UI.  I did this with the developers preview.




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  Reply # 588316 29-Feb-2012 13:59 Send private message

you guys are going to love it

I'll be bringing my Samung Series 7 Slate running the Consumer Preview to the Geekzone Pizza evenings so you can check it out

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  Reply # 588318 29-Feb-2012 13:59 Send private message

old3eyes:
dontpanic42: I wonder if Microsoft Flight will be released at exactly the same time?

If so, I'd imagine Microsoft's servers will be struggling a fair bit.

Looking forward to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for sure.

I think I'll load it onto my Laptop first though to test it out.
If it's stable enough for day-to-day use, I might consider putting it on my main desktop.
I'm still not so sure about the whole "no-start-menu" thing. 


If it can't be disabled from within Windows there  are 3rd party apps that will give back the traditional start menu and disable the Metro UI.  I did this with the developers preview.

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  Reply # 588319 29-Feb-2012 13:59 Send private message

old3eyes:
dontpanic42: I wonder if Microsoft Flight will be released at exactly the same time?

If so, I'd imagine Microsoft's servers will be struggling a fair bit.

Looking forward to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for sure.

I think I'll load it onto my Laptop first though to test it out.
If it's stable enough for day-to-day use, I might consider putting it on my main desktop.
I'm still not so sure about the whole "no-start-menu" thing. 


If it can't be disabled from within Windows there  are 3rd party apps that will give back the traditional start menu and disable the Metro UI.  I did this with the developers preview.


I'd recommend you give it a chance in the Consumer Preview, the way the Start Menu works in the CP is much different than in the DP

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  Reply # 588322 29-Feb-2012 14:02 Send private message

nathan: you guys are going to love it

I'll be bringing my Samung Series 7 Slate running the Consumer Preview to the Geekzone Pizza evenings so you can check it out


Jealous much :( 




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  Reply # 588340 29-Feb-2012 14:15 Send private message

old3eyes:
If it can't be disabled from within Windows there  are 3rd party apps that will give back the traditional start menu and disable the Metro UI.  I did this with the developers preview.

Yeah, I re-enabled it in the Dev Preview via a 3rd party app as well, and it was all hunky dory.
I've just heard rumours about the Consumer Preview going further and not being able to re-enable the old-style menu (only feasible menu style for a keyboard and mouse IMO). That may, or may not, be the case though.

For touch devices, I probably wouldn't use anything other than the Metro interface, but I don't see myself getting a Windows 8 based touch device in the very near future. However, that could change after using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to see what it is up to.

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  Reply # 588574 29-Feb-2012 21:45 Send private message

I assume this is where it'll be at when it's released?

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  Reply # 588637 1-Mar-2012 02:33 Send private message

Just admit it, you're still up waiting for the Consumer Preview. ;-)

Engadget Live blogging starts in 30mins.

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  Reply # 588638 1-Mar-2012 02:54 Send private message

I admit it.




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  Reply # 588681 1-Mar-2012 08:44 Send private message

currently downloading at 140 b/s ....me thinks their servers are busy




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