Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 21:30 UTC
Windows Microsoft has made Windows 8's final release available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so if you are one of those - have fun. The 90-day trial has also been released, so us mere mortals can have a go at it as well. The evaluation version is Windows 8 Enterprise, so it contains a number of features regular users normally won't see. As far as I can tell - it's a bit unclear - the trial version cannot be upgraded to a final version a few months down the line. Happy testing!
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Thanks, but no, thanks.
by ins0mniac on Thu 16th Aug 2012 10:11 UTC
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I've installed the W8 preview release on a spare laptop and I didn't particularly like it. It gave me no reason whatsoever to move from W7 or OS X. When you are trying to do something as clean&simple as Metro, sorry, Windows 8 interface, there is a fine line between clean&simple and simplistic. In my opinion many of the built-in W8 apps cross that line.
Even more, after a couple of days the W8 PR laptop would only boot into a black screen and I had to put W7 back on it just 3 days into the trial.
So thanks, but no, thanks.

Edited 2012-08-16 10:12 UTC

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