PC Pro: Windows 8 boots so quickly it's impossible to access the boot menu, Microsoft has said - meaning it's had to redesign how users access setup and safe mode.
First class PR bullshit. The bootscreen works by a delay timer which you can set-up yourself in any version of Windows, which in turn means that the OS _can't_ be too fast for it, as the boot process is forced to wait for X number of milliseconds before booting through. I'd like to see Windows beat Ubuntu's boot speed, which as of now is still faster, and surprise surprise, never had any problems or fundamental changes to the boot menu.
haha microsoft microsoft, lying about products is apples job.
all you would need to do is hold a button down when the computer starts. Other OS's do this, including OSX. Microsoft PR is stupid
Honestly not switching from Windows 7. Based on my experience with Windows OS, they always release a good one following by a crap one. Remember Vista was all about visuals and game performance etc....and look how that turned out. 7 Is awesome and I don't want anything new yet at all.
yes My Main bitches will remain 7's but my side comps may get a taste of windows 8. 8 really just seems like windows 7 extended and modded to work on different cpu types and tablets.
It's an optimized Win 7 overall , hardly the new millenium or vista . hell last time i used a beta as my main and only OS , it was for 7 .
Ice Cream Salesman: "My first recipe was sooooo delicious, it killed a guy and he instantly floated to heaven. So I had to tone it down" TV network executive: "Our commercial breaks are so short, you'll miss them if you blink" Microsoft PR: "Windows 8 boots soooooo fast, that..." They're just going to "simplify" 8 more than 7, by removing even more features.
I like the fact that it's supposedly too fast and then within the article it states: "The system only works for PCs running the BIOS replacement Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). Older, non-UEFI devices, will have fewer options to choose from and still be able to press a key to enter the menu while booting." I realize the systems power has a lot to do with it, but I still found out funny. Especially after reading the other comments about how it's an actual timer that's set :P
My main pc's will stay with 7 but I have two MSI Windpads with Windows 8 and it is great. Not perfect but hey, it's only the conumser preview. I recommend Windows 8 for touchscreens/tablets but Windows 7 for normal PC's. It is nice to have Postal 2 running on my Win8tablet... Windpad 1 64GB Kingston SSD AMD Zeon Dual Core Processor 4 gb DDR3 Radeon HD6250 4 Point Touchscreen Dual Cameras Mini HDMI out USB2.0 Built in mouse Sim card N wifi Other one is the same except for the stock 32 gb SSD
I am using Windows 8 on my work laptop which dose not have a touch screen and I have to say I like Windows 8 a lot better than Windows 7 now I have been using it for a few months and I now know where to go and what to do to get to my apps/programs/desktop. Alot of peope seem to be saying they don't like the OS but I really don't know why. First off this is a beta and we already know there will be a lot of changes to the UI before it is final and I think the way MS are making the OS work is the only way they will not have a Vista and ME again. Even in Beta the OS is very fast and stable and works very well. Yes it is different to any other Windows OS but windows has not really changes much since Windows 95 in terms of how it looks and how we open programs. I also think then having 2 os UI's running at the same time is the only way they could make sure 99% of none Metro software will run on Windows 8 and for me this is fine as I can still use some of the old programs that I have done for years and for business this is even better. People keep saying they are going to Linux because they don't like Windows 8 2 UI's but if you use Wine on Linux then its kind of doing the same thing that Windows 8 is doing by switching to the Old ui. I think if you give it 12 months more people will be using metro than the old UI as every day programs IE, Firefox, Office, Itunes, Zune ect will all have a Metro version of its software. I know not everyone is the same but for me ide rather have a tablet that will do what my laptop or desktop will do than still having to turn on my laptop/desktop to archive my emails, rip videos, use 2 monitors, rip a DVD and a lot more. For me I will be selling my Xoom and getting a Windows 8 tablet when they are released later on this year.
Let's not exagerate and get ahead of ourselves , I do like Win8 a lot , but the first thing most users do is either turn off Metro with a classic shell app , or only use it as a fullscreen start menu .
Yeah I do like Windows 8 and do agree that having a FULL os is definitely a good thing. I just will stick with 7 for everything else. Try to get a cheap tablet. I recommend the Windpad as it is sub 600 dollars and packs a wallop! They have cheaper Acers but the 4 gb ddr3 is a nice plus! What tablet can you find on the market with those specs and price, eh? Does have it's hiccups though. Definitely worth checking out...
google when will your o/s be ready?? im tired of microsoft and i cnt afford apple
Google's OS has been ready for quite a while now. Though it's probably easier to use a standard Linux distro such as Ubuntu. Wine allows you to use a lot of Windows applications on the OS.
It loads so fast you can't even log-in... You get an error message when you try...
Oh come on, i thought 9 was already in stores.
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