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Old 16th Aug 2012, 12:57   #1
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Microsoft releases 90-day Windows 8 trial

Do make sure you read the fine print before installing, though:
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...t-win8-trial/1
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...getting old of the official...
At the very least, shouldn't there be an apostrophe - or is it that the downlload takes a long time to complete?

Is there a massive difference between the enterprise & home editions?
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...getting old of the official...
At the very least, shouldn't there be an apostrophe - or is it that the downlload takes a long time to complete?

Is there a massive difference between the enterprise & home editions?
Not really, no. Just think of the Enterprise version as "more". All the stuff that's shared between versions behaves identically.
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At the very least, shouldn't there be an apostrophe - or is it that the downlload takes a long time to complete?
Hmm. I appear to have been channelling Mary Poppins-era Dick van Dyke for a moment. Fixed, ta!
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I'll try it on one of my older quad core systems with 8gigs of ram, but from what I hear it is a disaster.
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I can't download this version atm but I'm growing to like the preview, apart from a few niggles which I put down to being beta.
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Is the enterprise version coming with metro enabled by default. If so... lololol
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I'm gonna give this a try tonight, I have an old Crucial C300 128Gb SSD to try it on.
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Before you rush to download it, be aware of caveat number one: the version of Windows 8 on offer is the Enterprise Edition, which is designed for corporate use. In other words, expect to see more of a focus on using the software with Active Directory domains and Exchange servers, rather than getting the most out of your games with DirectX 11.1.
can you please remove that as that's totally wrong. It'll have exactly the same performance as any other Windows 8 build in regards to DirectX. The only thing that differs is it has additional group policy objects and supports direct access vpn / branch cache etc (similar to the Windows 7 Enterprise version) - The stuff found in Windows 8 Pro is *identical* to that found in Win 8 enterprise...
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Is the enterprise version coming with metro enabled by default. If so... lololol
Yes, why wouldn't it? Microsoft have removed the deprecated start bar from Windows 8, why would the have a branch of the Windows 8 kernel that didn't use the new user interface? This isn't Linux, it's unified.
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I have to agree the not as good for gaming part (the whole paragraph is completely incorrect and it should be removed)
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It'll be useful for use in a VM. Nice one MS. Thank you for doing something sensible!
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can you please remove that as that's totally wrong. It'll have exactly the same performance as any other Windows 8 build in regards to DirectX. The only thing that differs is it has additional group policy objects and supports direct access vpn / branch cache etc (similar to the Windows 7 Enterprise version) - The stuff found in Windows 8 Pro is *identical* to that found in Win 8 enterprise...
Agreed, it's a ridiculously inaccurate statement to see in an article supposedly written by a professional.
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