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Windows 7: Windows 8 "Release Preview" Released

09 Jun 2012   #131
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I just uninstalled Windoze 8. Before it come out I will be doing a new build with Windows 7. Might even get it cheaper if I wait long enough, but I doubt it.


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09 Jun 2012   #132
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
And you won't even be able to watch DVD's either unless you pony up some $$$$

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Physical discs took another step toward extinction late Thursday after Microsoft announced that DVD playback will not be available by default on Windows 8. The new move adds another wrinkle to Microsoft's previous disclosure that Windows Media Center, the company's PC-based entertainment hub software, would not be included in default configurations of Windows 8. Windows Media Player will continue to be offered in all versions of Windows 8, but without DVD playback capability.

Users looking to play discs on a Windows 8 machine will either have to pay Microsoft by upgrading their copy of Windows 8 to include Windows Media Center, find a third-party alternative, or rely on device manufacturers to bundle disc playback software with new devices.

Microsoft did not say how much Windows 8's DVD playback upgrade would cost other than to say it would be "in line with marginal costs."
Windows 8 Dumps Default DVD Playback | PCWorld

Final thoughts on Windows 8: A design disaster | ZDNet
Hi there

c'mon guy -- what planet do you actually live on.

If you need a DVD playing app try vlc -- FREE and works on nearly whatever codec is thrown at it.

VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!

W8 might have faults but this is not one of them.

cheers
jimbo
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09 Jun 2012   #133
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
And you won't even be able to watch DVD's either unless you pony up some $$$$

Quote:
Physical discs took another step toward extinction late Thursday after Microsoft announced that DVD playback will not be available by default on Windows 8. The new move adds another wrinkle to Microsoft's previous disclosure that Windows Media Center, the company's PC-based entertainment hub software, would not be included in default configurations of Windows 8. Windows Media Player will continue to be offered in all versions of Windows 8, but without DVD playback capability.

Users looking to play discs on a Windows 8 machine will either have to pay Microsoft by upgrading their copy of Windows 8 to include Windows Media Center, find a third-party alternative, or rely on device manufacturers to bundle disc playback software with new devices.

Microsoft did not say how much Windows 8's DVD playback upgrade would cost other than to say it would be "in line with marginal costs."
Windows 8 Dumps Default DVD Playback | PCWorld

Final thoughts on Windows 8: A design disaster | ZDNet
Hi there

c'mon guy -- what planet do you actually live on.

If you need a DVD playing app try vlc -- FREE and works on nearly whatever codec is thrown at it.

VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!

W8 might have faults but this is not one of them.

cheers
jimbo
Wait a minute. I am going to buy an OS I don't like, install a bunch of extra programs and configure them, to get it to where it does not look and act like an I phone, then find other programs just so it will do what I want it to do. Jump through all these hoops just to get it to work like what I already have. And you want to know what Planet I live on?
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09 Jun 2012   #134
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
And you won't even be able to watch DVD's either unless you pony up some $$$$

Windows 8 Dumps Default DVD Playback | PCWorld

Final thoughts on Windows 8: A design disaster | ZDNet
Hi there

c'mon guy -- what planet do you actually live on.

If you need a DVD playing app try vlc -- FREE and works on nearly whatever codec is thrown at it.

VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!

W8 might have faults but this is not one of them.

cheers
jimbo
Wait a minute. I am going to buy an OS I don't like, install a bunch of extra programs and configure them, to get it to where it does not look and act like an I phone, then find other programs just so it will do what I want it to do. Jump through all these hoops just to get it to work like what I already have. And you want to know what Planet I live on?
I couldn't have said that better myself. Microsoft needs to learn to listen to their customers instead of ignoring them and trying to do what Apple and Google do best.
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09 Jun 2012   #135
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I will probably get a 1 year Technet subscription so I can have 10 copies of Windows 7 and more for $349.99. It's a great deal and I would have plenty of copies of Windows 7 for a long time.
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09 Jun 2012   #136
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

10 copies for $350? Wow that's about £220 that's a bargain. Which version is that for? I'd pay that for 5 licences!
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09 Jun 2012   #137
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77 View Post
10 copies for $350? Wow that's about £220 that's a bargain. Which version is that for? I'd pay that for 5 licences!
It's either pro or Enterprise. I'm pretty sure it's Enterprise, but don't take my word for it. The technet subscription if for one year, but the licenses for windows will still activate after your subscription has expired.
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09 Jun 2012   #138
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Wait a minute. I am going to buy an OS I don't like, install a bunch of extra programs and configure them, to get it to where it does not look and act like an I phone, then find other programs just so it will do what I want it to do. Jump through all these hoops just to get it to work like what I already have. And you want to know what Planet I live on?
I agree completely. I'm not drinking the Microsoft Koolaid this time around. Windows 8 is still a complete skip for me. No advantages for my use whatsoever.
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09 Jun 2012   #139
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77 View Post
10 copies for $350? Wow that's about £220 that's a bargain. Which version is that for? I'd pay that for 5 licences!
Technet subscription. TechNet Subscriptions: TechNet subscribers get TechNet downloads and product keys, support, and more | Subscribe to TechNet Subscriptions

There is a standard sub ($199 for 1st year) and a professional sub ($349 for 1st year). Most people here would not require the professional sub, which just includes some of the enterprise versions of software (enterprise Exchange, SQL, Server 2008R2) and Microsoft Dynamics.

For $199, you get 2 keys per product (it used to be 10). These are retail keys and can be activated multiple times. You get keys for every version of Windows, for example 7 Home Premium, 7 Home Starter, 7 Ultimate, Vista Ultimate, Vista Home Premium. In addition, you get keys for Server 2008/2008R2....as well as keys for Microsoft Office (2003/2007/2010).
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09 Jun 2012   #140
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77 View Post
10 copies for $350? Wow that's about £220 that's a bargain. Which version is that for? I'd pay that for 5 licences!
Technet subscription. TechNet Subscriptions: TechNet subscribers get TechNet downloads and product keys, support, and more | Subscribe to TechNet Subscriptions

There is a standard sub ($199 for 1st year) and a professional sub ($349 for 1st year). Most people here would not require the professional sub, which just includes some of the enterprise versions of software (enterprise Exchange, SQL, Server 2008R2) and Microsoft Dynamics.

For $199, you get 2 keys per product (it used to be 10). These are retail keys and can be activated multiple times. You get keys for every version of Windows, for example 7 Home Premium, 7 Home Starter, 7 Ultimate, Vista Ultimate, Vista Home Premium. In addition, you get keys for Server 2008/2008R2....as well as keys for Microsoft Office (2003/2007/2010).

The product is an absolute steal and is the reason the # of keys were cut. People were buying Technet for $349 and then selling all of the keys and making a killing. MS stepped in to try to curb the behavior.

But for the average home user, who uses Microsoft software, it's one of the best spent $199 possible
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