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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RE: Netbook
by gan17 on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 18:56 UTC in reply to "Netbook"
gan17
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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"
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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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