Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 20:16 UTC, submitted by Bob Stein
Windows ActiveWin.com has just posted their 45-page, 40-screenshot review of Microsoft Windows 8. The review covers many different aspects of the OS including performance, security, application compatibility, and more. "Is Windows 8 a hit or miss? It's a hit, it is clearly Microsoft's most bold development in years, it probably beats out the transition from Program Manager (Windows 3X) to Windows 95, the move from Windows 9x to the NT Kernel. The Windows 8 platform represents so many things: truly touch centric, support for modern processor architectures, fast and fluid as Microsoft puts it and also represents where the majority of the world is heading when it comes to computing, entirely mobile."
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RE: ReFS
by saso on Thu 27th Sep 2012 10:56 UTC in reply to "ReFS"
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Besides a listing of the improvements, how is performance?

Since it isn't out yet, benchmarks aren't either. We'll need to see.

Is there a conversion process available?

No.

Seems like a change this big would be more than a brief mention on the second to last page.

ReFS will only be made available on Windows 8 Server for the time being. Desktops will remain NTFS-only.

Also, the article does not make clear if there are still separate OEM and retail versions of the OS. This would be good to know if I plan on purchasing Windows 8 on my current computer, then attempt to move it to a different machine later.

There are separate versions, but OEM versions can no longer be purchased by consumers. See the details see:

http://www.myce.com/news/exclusive-windows-8-contains-new-product-a...
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Windows-8-OEM-OA-3.0-Piracy-Genuin...

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