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: Useless on the desktop
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 06:23 UTC in reply to "Useless on the desktop"
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

I am loving it on my laptop. It completely makes sense there. I do not have the intestinal fortitude to put it on my main desktop though... I have too much data to worry about at this time to put a pre-release OS on there. I will install it when it goes gold though.

I think MS has focused on the single screen because 95%+ of users have a single screen. If they allowed multiple start screen instances to be run, that would provide you the use of multiple screens. The experience is still going to be different than what you use today though.

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RE[2]: Useless on the desktop
by Morgan on Mon 5th Mar 2012 13:00 in reply to "RE: Useless on the desktop"
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2005-06-29

I'm going to keep it on my laptop throughout the preview period, as I don't really store anything there and I'm very happy with the OS so far. Dropbox+Gdocs+Evernote means I don't have to worry about local storage anyway.

On my desktop, I'm going to throw in a spare 300GB drive and install Windows 8 on it. That way I don't blow away my finely tuned Windows 7/Arch Linux setup on the original drive, and I can switch between the two disks with a reboot.

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