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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Comment by tomchr
by tomchr on Sun 19th Aug 2012 17:04 UTC
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The only reason I was interested in Windows 8 was due to the optimizations under the hood which made it run smooth on older hardware. However, because of the PAE/NX nonsense (security reasons, my a..), my Pentium M laptops are unable to run it.

So I will be passing on Windows 8. The Metro UI is utterly flawed. It doesn't bring anything new and exciting to the user, other than moronic restrictions.

Edited 2012-08-19 17:05 UTC

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RE: Comment by tomchr
by zima on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 23:59 in reply to "Comment by tomchr"
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Would you stop beating that dead horse? Intel is the one who you should blame for your small (it's not like the laptops will stop working) issue.

The benefits of supporting such old (and pretty much purposefully castrated by Intel) chips don't justify the effort, when virtually all Windows OS are "sold" with new machines.

Edited 2012-08-23 00:05 UTC

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