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Old 28th Feb 2012, 19:18   #21
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And Goody(your new name BTW) i was asking about the information of the beta release tomorrow whether true or false or just a rumour.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...?taxonomyId=89

AND http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/28/j...tomorrow-at-9/
(Press conference tomorrow)

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Any ideas as to whether they've dropped "always on" authentication? Some of us still don't have reliable enough connections, even though we have the best available in the area. Still feels like a third world country out here.
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Old 28th Feb 2012, 19:23   #23
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No information was revealed. This kind of information is released on the day of the official release of Windows. Probably it will be the same system as WIn7.
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Anyone got any idea on how it will handle as a VM?
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Well tomorrow i'll try it as a VM see how it gets on and post back.
The Developer Release completely raped my system when I tried to install it on a VirtualBox - I only installed it quickly to take some screenshots for a class I was teaching, and it slowed the whole system to a treacle-like state. Unless you've got masses of RAM and a quad-core that you can dedicate two cores to the VM, I wouldn't recommend it for anything more than a quick look.
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I did notice when i installed the windows 8 dev preview all my drivers worked out the box unlike in windows 7 where i had to download them to make things work...

and yes I'm stupidly going to install it as my main system again and see how it works out because i'm bored

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Old 29th Feb 2012, 10:35   #26
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I just dropped it on a new HDD partition, no problems
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wait it's already out? I'm waiting around for nothing? links!!
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wait it's already out? I'm waiting around for nothing? links!!
I'm almost certain he's just stumbled upon the developer preview from a few months ago, instead of the consumer preview (beta) later today...

Or I could be wrong, but I've certainly not seen any links anywhere...
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Pretty sure you Have to wait till after the conference.
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Pretty sure you Have to wait till after the conference.
Thought so and for us from the uk the conference starts at 14:00 today only 3 hours and 43 minutes to go! whoa
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Pretty sure you Have to wait till after the conference.
Maybe he hacked Microsoft? I wouldn't put it past him, he is from Croydon afterall...
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Visual Studio 11 Beta will be out today as well. W00t!
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not even a live stream wtf is this? the dark ages?

not sure if this is for real?

http://www.forumswindows8.com/windows-8-download/
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Interestingly it looks like they've added the ability to manually close metro apps.
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