Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 16:16 UTC
Windows Wednesday was the big day for Microsoft - the largest overhaul of its operating system since Windows 95 (heck, I'd argue the overhaul is far larger than Windows 95) went into consumer preview. I've been running it on my Asus ZenBook since its release, and in all honesty, it's not as arduous as I expected. I'm not planning on doing a full review, but I do want to mention a number of things - both positive and negative - that stood out to me.
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Netbook
by Narishma on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 18:12 UTC
Narishma
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2005-07-06

I installed it on my netbook. It has a screen resolution of 1024x600, like every netbook I've ever seen. For some reason, no Metro app will start unless you have a screen resolution of 1024x768 or more, so I'm limited to the standard desktop applications.
I googled a bit and found an ugly registry hack so I can choose a resolution higher than what the screen supports and Windows 8 will downscale it. Unfortunately this makes text all blurry and squashed and difficult to read.
I'll keep at it for a few more days to see if I'll get used to the new interface but it doesn't look good so far.

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RE: Netbook
by gan17 on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 18:56 in reply to "Netbook"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

I'm had the exact same problems you're having, and couldn't find a solution (I dodn't try too hard, in all fairness). Kinda miffed cos the only thing that I wanted to try was the Matro interface. ;)

It does seem pretty nippy on netbook hardware, though. Not quite ArchLinux + TilingWM bleeding fast, but faster than any other version of Windows and most Gnome or KDE based "everything included" Linux distros I've had installed on this little thing at one time or another.

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RE[2]: Netbook
by Bishi on Sun 4th Mar 2012 12:21 in reply to "RE: Netbook"
Bishi Member since:
2009-08-27

If you want to test the Metro apps on your netbook, is possible to install a graphics driver that allows to set a screen resolution beyond the resolution of the screen. Some text will be distorted, especially on the desktop, but Metro apps will look fine.

Anyways, Windows 8 is astonishingly fast on a netbook. Faster than Windows 7, and way faster than Windows XP.

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