Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:29 UTC
Windows I'm swamped with real-world work at the moment, so you'll have to settle for this quickie: the consumer preview for Windows 8 has been released. Go get it and report in what you find!
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RE: Comment by orestes
by Nico57 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 17:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by orestes"
Nico57
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2006-12-18

Good performance, really?
Will there be a *real* upgrade from my trusty old XP64, at last?

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RE[2]: Comment by orestes
by orestes on Wed 29th Feb 2012 17:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
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2005-07-06

Haven't done any heavy lifting with it yet, or loaded it down with my normal spectrum of software, but it definitely feels responsive in this VM. Boot and shutdown times are impressive, animation is fluid and apps pop up impressively fast. Can't say that it'll be an upgrade from a nearly ten year old OS in terms of performance, but it's absolutely more spry than Vista and 7 in it's current form.

I'd also like to congratulate MS on one of the things they did absolutely right. The integrated search is one of the best I've ever seen, and more than anything else in the preview it comes close to being a legitimate reason for the Metro malarky being included on desktops.

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RE[2]: Comment by orestes
by tylerdurden on Wed 29th Feb 2012 22:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
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2009-03-17

There is nothing trusty about XP64 :-)

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RE[3]: Comment by orestes
by Nico57 on Thu 1st Mar 2012 00:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by orestes"
Nico57 Member since:
2006-12-18

The only serious defect I've seen in this OS is its inability to deal with very large files.
Moving >5 GB files around is a pain because it will insist caching them in memory.

Still, XP64 (or its server counterpart, WS2003) runs circles around any other Windows version released so far.

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RE[2]: Comment by orestes
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 1st Mar 2012 02:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

uhh...it is called Windows 7 64

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