Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 21:30 UTC
Windows Microsoft has made Windows 8's final release available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so if you are one of those - have fun. The 90-day trial has also been released, so us mere mortals can have a go at it as well. The evaluation version is Windows 8 Enterprise, so it contains a number of features regular users normally won't see. As far as I can tell - it's a bit unclear - the trial version cannot be upgraded to a final version a few months down the line. Happy testing!
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bassbeast
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2007-11-11

I think a more telling list is this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_features_removed_in_Windows_8

Especially the removal of WMC and gadgets as this lets them turn right around and charge you for what was once a free part of the OS, no different than how game devs will rip pieces of the finished product out and turn right around and sell it as "on disc DLC".

Also if you used the "previous versions" feature in Vista or 7 be advised you will HAVE to have a shared drive on another system to use the feature in Win 8, as it will no longer work on local drives...yay. take good ideas and break them, thanks MSFT.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13


Especially the removal of WMC and gadgets as this lets them turn right around and charge you for what was once a free part of the OS


Media Center comes free with the $40 upgrade. And gadgets? Who the hell uses those? Besides, Metro is like one big gadget, if you're into that kind of thing ;)

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