Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX
Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk
The warning is never to allow the beta or whatever comes after to replace the existing OEM preinstall on any machine to start with f you are unable to restore the original later! Some rushing at 8 simply because it is new find themselves in a hard place real fast!
Another reason why I love VMware Player... Right now I'm using W8 RP without loosing my beloved Windows 7... and yeah, I use W8 and I still hate the way you need to go through things in it... metro is OK for tablets, no PC or Notebooks...
I couldn't get the RP to install on VM Player while the CP did. I managed to get the RP on the latest version of VBox only where it now sits. The PC Refresh option which added 7 in automatically resulted in both OSs freezing up solid when dual booting ruling 8 out as dual friendly to start with!
That's why 8 is now only on a VM for the present time with a VM install of 8 on the Linux version of VBox not working out either. The RP seems too buggy and wants exclusiveness over it all unlike previous version.
Hey jimnbo45 I meant to add it's great you can customize things the way you want them including mounting iso images. But how would you recommend 8 to a novice user wanting to move up from XP or Vista? An interesting dilemna to solve for many!
When someone said years from articles will be written about the one time W8 it brings to mind the old saying that Linux is the "Geek's OS" where it appears MS is trying to take away that rep from Linux and apply it to what comes after 7!
Boy if you don't just happen to fall into the OS geek catagory however you are going to be stuck in a hard place! I got a few out of XP as far as Vista and another XP devout forced now to use a 7 laptop since he is too lazy to replace a worn crt and look into other things. How do you convince people like that how so much better 8 will be when they are slow to move up from XP or Vista?
For the experienced and advanced users they will always find a way around things while the rest unfortunately would suffer. Here a great deal works well on 7 while many things refuse to on the RP. I think the CP was more flexible at getting things to work there however.
Rather then simply jumping on the new version since it is new I have to be able to recommend an OS to the less pc savy for their own everday tasks. I suspect they would be the first to throw the pc through the window when getting into the initial frustrations!