Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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tomchr
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2009-02-01

Unfortunately, Microsoft raised the requirements for Windows 8 Release Preview. Older CPUs such as Pentium Ms are no longer supported, since they don't have "Physical Address Extension" and "Execute Disable Bit". You would think that these abilities largely only concerned the 64-bit version, but no. Idiotically, this includes the 32-bit version as well, instead of being optional.

Guess, Windows 8 just isn't "allowed" to run on old hardware anymore.

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