Aergan, on 28 December 2012 - 22:04, said:
Some games that used to crash if you ALT+TAB'ed out or WinKey out seem to resume now (Unsure if OS or GFX card drivers), otherwise it's the same thusfar.
Precisely, Aergan - Alt+Tab is a necessity if you ALSO have background tasks (such as IM clients or even Skype) running while you game. (And unless you are so obsessed that you kill every background task before launching a game, you WILL have background tasks, if not whole applications, running.)
Remember my mentioning that I'm running 8 Pro x64 on a Q6600, 4GB of DDR2, and an AMD HD5450? More often than not, I have a good dozen background tasks and applications - at minimum - running in addition to the game of the moment (something which would bring Windows 7 to a halt) - including both Yahoo Messenger and Skype (classic - not ModernUI).. Currently among those tasks are thirty-two tabs of Comodo Dragon, three of IE 10 desktop, Spotify, uTorrent, Kindle for Win32 Adobe Reader, and (as I said before) Yahoo Messenger and Skype for Win32. I have no qualms about merely switching away to play a game, because I know the OS can handle it.
THAT is stability, folks.