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#1 Ice_Blue

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:06

I am interested in any substantial changes from the RP.
Especially in Metro apps and games.


#2 +goretsky

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:05

Hello,

Because Windows 8 RTM has been released to a few Microsoft partners who are operating under NDA, I don't think who has it will be able to discuss it. There may, of course, be some people who say that they have pirated copies of it, but I would not trust the legitimacy of whatever it was they downloaded.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#3 OP Ice_Blue

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:13

Thanks. I guess I'll have to wait until October, then.

#4 Manarift

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:16

Most of the stuff is under NDA so even if people could they cant since even those who got leaked versions fall under nda

#5 +sanke1

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:26

Whatever the NDA, I don't care

1. During installation, they still have the faux Aero borders to setup window.
2. The first thing I noticed after install is the new sound scheme which got annoying in exactly 5 minutes. (Disabled it)
3 . You cannot change user pic or some start screen background unless you activate.
4. N version has no media features so you cannot benchmark your system using Windows Experience Index.
5. The new non aero theme is totally sucky.
6. Icons have not been updated.
7. No wow factor.
8. DPC Latency still in 1000's
9. No UI Consistency

Improvements over Release Preview:
1. Non metro apps have bigger icons in tiles.
2. New wallpapers
3. Nvidia Drivers latest up to Series 600 installed by default.

I may have missed lots of other things, but this is my 15 min of usage.
So my verdict:

Total and utter sh** to come out of Redmond after Vista.
Been kinda a MS fanboy but this time there is no hint of polish anywhere.

#6 BetaguyGZT

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:30

Guess they're following the pattern still. I'll hang on to Windows 7 / Xubuntu until Windows 9 is in testing. If the pattern holds true, Windows 9 will be the one that's worth a damn.

#7 grayscale

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:31

Whatever the NDA, I don't care

1. During installation, they still have the faux Aero borders to setup window.
2. The first thing I noticed after install is the new sound scheme which got annoying in exactly 5 minutes. (Disabled it)
3 . You cannot change user pic or some start screen background unless you activate.
4. N version has no media features so you cannot benchmark your system using Windows Experience Index.
5. The new non aero theme is totally sucky.
6. Icons have not been updated.
7. No wow factor.
8. DPC Latency still in 1000's
9. No UI Consistency

Improvements over Release Preview:
1. Non metro apps have bigger icons in tiles.
2. New wallpapers
3. Nvidia Drivers latest up to Series 600 installed by default.

I may have missed lots of other things, but this is my 15 min of usage.
So my verdict:

Total and utter sh** to come out of Redmond after Vista.
Been kinda a MS fanboy but this time there is no hint of polish anywhere.


Have you tried RP? If yes, then is it as if you're just using that same build?

#8 Boz

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:34

August 15th is the official Technet availability.. so I'll report here but I don't expect anything good or major changes/improvements.

#9 +sanke1

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:35

Have you tried RP? If yes, then is it as if you're just using that same build?


Not exactly as RP. Slightly worse.

UI is just as we all feared it would be. I believe transparency is easy on eyes compared to in your face Pink and Baby blue window borders.

#10 BetaguyGZT

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:39

@ sanke1: Yeah, those "fruit tone" colors make my head hurt. It's like a mango, a kiwi and a watermelon got liquored up the night before, puked, and now have hangovers. The white everywhere else makes the headache even worse.

#11 +sanke1

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:51

There is nothing new to be revealed at this point and NDA has been broken long time ago.



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