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PostRe: Windows 8
by Fatal Exception » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:48 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Even with all this, the feature I'm most looking forward to is the ability to mount ISO files without using other software.


Makes sense since lots of laptops don't have optical drives.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Meep » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:51 pm

I still refuse to buy into touchsreen computing though. Somehow my monitor always ends up smuged despite the fact I rare touch it, so having a control interface like that would be awful. I'll probably only get one when it becomes a standard feature of pretty much all monitors.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Pred » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:00 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Even with all this, the feature I'm most looking forward to is the ability to mount ISO files without using other software.


It can already be done in Windows 7.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Somebody Else's Presents » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:02 pm

Pred wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Even with all this, the feature I'm most looking forward to is the ability to mount ISO files without using other software.


It can already be done in Windows 7.


What? How? You can burn them, but not mount them.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Pred » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:04 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Pred wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Even with all this, the feature I'm most looking forward to is the ability to mount ISO files without using other software.


It can already be done in Windows 7.


What? How? You can burn them, but not mount them.


Maybe I'm getting mixed up. Sorry. :oops:

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Somebody Else's Presents » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:07 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Even with all this, the feature I'm most looking forward to is the ability to mount ISO files without using other software.


Makes sense since lots of laptops don't have optical drives.


The feature has already been seen in leaked screenshots.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by TheTurnipKing » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:26 pm

Pred wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Pred wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Even with all this, the feature I'm most looking forward to is the ability to mount ISO files without using other software.


It can already be done in Windows 7.


What? How? You can burn them, but not mount them.


Maybe I'm getting mixed up. Sorry. :oops:

No, there was a tool for that with early versions of Windows 7, I'm sure there was.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Wiggy G32 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:52 pm

Have to say i love it im glad they are using the metro UI as it really is very clever and works so well. I think there's two important points here. The first is the fact windows 8 will run on ARM chips could mean for example in the future A windows phone could run Windows phone 7 when used as a phone and then docked like the atrix it could switch to windows 8. Think this could be very clever. Also a lot of people say they don't want to use a touch screen on there desktop but i would have thought that using a camera like kinect could make this work very well. Not for everyone of course but i think it would work for a lot

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Somebody Else's Presents » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:52 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:
Pred wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Pred wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Even with all this, the feature I'm most looking forward to is the ability to mount ISO files without using other software.


It can already be done in Windows 7.


What? How? You can burn them, but not mount them.


Maybe I'm getting mixed up. Sorry. :oops:

No, there was a tool for that with early versions of Windows 7, I'm sure there was.


I have a launch copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, and I have to use Daemon Tools to mount ISOs.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Mafrozen » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:57 pm

I know you can burn ISO files to disc in Windows 7, but I don't think you can mount stuff without using a separate program.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Fatal Exception » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:19 pm

Do keep up Maf.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by TheTurnipKing » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:21 pm

Prelaunch. It was used to get early builds onto netbooks iirc.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Skarjo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:47 pm

Microsoft will never top XP.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Somebody Else's Presents » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:57 pm

Skarjo wrote:Microsoft will never top XP Service Pack 2.


Fixed.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Mafrozen » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:16 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Skarjo wrote:Microsoft will never top Windows 7.


Fixed.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Donk » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:19 pm

Mafro wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Skarjo wrote:Microsoft will never top Windows 7.


Fixed.


As someone who's had to use XP, Vista, and 7 all in the same day before, I'm going to totally agree with this. 7 is miles ahead.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Dr. ogue Tomato » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:22 pm

I agree, when I used XP again at Christmas, it just felt really dated, so much so I now regularly use Ubuntu on my netbook, don't get me wrong it's a great OS, but compared to modern ones it just doesn't stand up.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Mogster » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:33 pm

Microsoft topped XP with Vista as far as I'm concerned. It did a handful of things better in terms of its UI (the start menu search being the most awesome), looked better, and wasn't really worse in any way unless you were running it on a low end system. Windows 7 is much, much better than Vista in pretty much every way, and runs well on just about anything. Windows 8 is supposed to have lower requirements than 7 incidentally.

Honestly, what exactly does XP do better than Windows 7? All I can think of is better support for a few really old games, and GOG.com seems to be taking care of that.

EDIT: Put it this way. I work in an IT dept. where half the staff used to be of the opinion that any new Microsoft release after XP was a terrible thing, and just "change for the sake of it". We're now working to upgrade everything to Windows 7, and I don't think there's anyone left who doesn't now prefer it.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Something Fishy » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:16 am

Makes me glad i'm now getting heavily into jscript and jquery in my new role as they're going to be a bigger part of it than ever.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Somebody Else's Presents » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:25 am

Mafro wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Skarjo wrote:Microsoft will never top Windows 7.


Fixed.


Actually, yeah. You're right, Windows 7 is pretty strawberry floating incredible. If Windows 8 continues along the same lines, I won't be complaining.

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