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What do you think about it? Any users here?
How useful is Metro style?
I find using Windows 8 very odd when you use on a laptop and desktop.
It seems like Windows 8 is for tablet.
I don't seems to find Windows 8 stable.
I have to wait for Windows 8 SP1.
Just recently Windows 8 have been hacked by a group of exploits. And come to know that Windows Defender are not fully protected.
Currently I am beta testing with Microsoft Windows 8.
I've been very very busy beta testing and sending feedback to them.
There are still many people sending feedback to Microsoft forum for build 9200.
I have been using win 8 at work now since it came availaple to volymelicesing site. And can't say that there is anything wrong with it. II'ts just that there is new stuff that needs to get used to.
Well most talked on is the "metro" or what ever it's called now. I just see it as a huge start menu. Doesn't bother me in anyway. At least visually it looks nice when you start up the machine. Not that old windows taskbar etc. I think design needs to go a head at some point. Taskmanager is now much better and you must also love the file transfer window.
Suprising was the lack of support for the drivers whith HP xx40p series laptop. I was hoping that everything in that should be so "Basic". Some drivers were missing but everything is working now.
I work for internal IT of our company.
Everything from support to keeping up the infra.
Basicly my work doesn't have workflow or I do have many workflows depending on what I'm doing. It's just huge mess.
In win8 I would say that the "metro" has all the things that I will start my day with. In a way it's stupid because when I start something it usually bouces me to desktop as it's basic win software. Still all the shortcuts etc that I have on the new startup screen and just behind one push of "windows" key.
Here is the article:- http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Windows-8-2013-hacktivist-WEbsense-cybercriminal,19208.html
Likely hood is because Windows 8 is like a mobile OS.
The desktop enviroment is not sandbox. The Metro GUI or also known as "Tiles" enviroment is sandbox.
I still think, that Windows 8 SP1 will be quiet stable. (or maybe SP2)
The current release build version is really not stable in some computers.
They have release some updates.
Well, you have check back with HP support site, see if they release a new version of drivers for Windows 8.
If you are running Windows 8 certify computer. You have all drivers supports.
The old computer which is not Windows 8 certify will have to wait for drivers release.
Some Windows 8 drivers are not the same thing with the one with Windows 7.
You can still use Windows 7 drivers in Windows 8. But there is a drawback. Sometimes it may not work well with Windows 8.
Any issues running PC Games on Windows 8 computer?
Any compatibility issues???
Some antivirus programs are not yet Windows 8 ready.
Namely like Avira.
...At least Eve online works on W8.
Any one here,
Have do a dual booting with Linux Ubuntu or Fedora with a new Windows 8 Laptop or desktop???
(Only a Windows 8 certify hardware with Secure Boot)
Does it work???
I heard there are some issues.
Windows MBSA is no longer available???
Seems like it's being replace by this!
Please take note.
The Antivirus that supports Windows 8
Windows 8 or not. UPnP is also in Windows 8, 7, Xp, Your Wifi Routers.
This is a serious issues.
CERT Releases UPnP Security Advisory
added Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm
Multiple vulnerabilities have been announced in libupnp, the open source portable SDK for UPnP devices. Libupnp is employed by hundreds of vendors for UPnP-enabled devices. Information is also available in CERT Vulnerability Note VU#922681.US-CERT recommends that affected UPnP device vendors and developers obtain and employ libupnp version 1.6.18, which addresses these vulnerabilities.US-CERT recommends that users and administrators review CERT Vulnerability Note VU#922681, disable UPnP (if possible), and restrict access to SSDP (1900/udp) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) services from untrusted networks such as the Internet.
Just goto www.grc.com sheildup for uPnP security vulnerability testings.
Take note of the updates
I have Vista. Windows firewall and F-secure Anti-virus 2012. Greatful to get a recomendation wether Windows Defender is a complement or if I shall turn it off. Bengt
Any luck with WIndows 8.1 Preview?
Did any one here try Windows 8.1 preview for Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation version.
Because it seems that they only provide preview for Home, Pro version.