Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:11 UTC
Windows Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8 has gone gold - or, in Redmond parlance, RTM. "Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they'll introduce starting with General Availability." Anybody got a spare MSDN account?
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RE[2]: Ha!
by Lion on Wed 1st Aug 2012 20:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Ha!"
Lion
Member since:
2007-03-22

Speed aside... I like windows 8 a lot and use the release preview as my only OS both at home and at work. But I found it damned near unusable in in a vm – not for speed, but due to how much the screen corners matter.
If you have only used windows 8 in a vm, then you are justified in hating it.

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RE[3]: Ha!
by lucas_maximus on Wed 1st Aug 2012 22:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Ha!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I find it works fine in a VM, must be all my Quake 3 lan battles when I was 20 where I can control the mouse so well.

Edited 2012-08-01 22:12 UTC

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RE[4]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 00:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Ha!"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

I disagree, the corner thing is annoying as hell in a VM.

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RE[4]: Ha!
by MOS6510 on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 05:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Ha!"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I have a recent iMac with 8 GB of RAM. Windows 8 ran pretty slow (in Virtual Box).

Honestly I have no idea to get back to the Metro menu, although I managed it a few times. When I thought I had figured it out it wouldn't work the next time. But this is because it was so slow, when I did the correct thing the result may show a little later.

Having the Metro interface is a brave attempt, but it's undermined by providing the traditional desktop, which is kind of sabotaged by removing the start button.

Why not use the traditional desktop and offer Metro as a pulldown or hotkey optional feature? For me Windows 7 is their best ever effort, it's really good. Windows 8 isn't a step forward. It's not even a step back, it's more a step in to a dark forrest where it's easy to get lost and nobody know in what direction it will go.

Metro works fine on a touch based system. Although I'm not very fond of these live tiles. It looks cool, but why spend seconds watching an icon waiting for information that may or may not be there? It's kind of like the BlackBerry stare where you peer at the notification LED and try not to blink because then you may miss it. If something interesting is there you need to be able to see it in a tenth of a second. Now the live title of me first tells me I am me before it tells me of any social network updates.

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RE[3]: Ha!
by Fergy on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 11:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Ha!"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

If you have only used windows 8 in a vm, then you are justified in hating it.

So it will be horrible for every one with 1+ monitors?

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