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Old 08-03-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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No...not Win 8. Maybe down the road in a couple years...but not right away. By then I'm guessing Win 9 will be out that corrects for the bad stuff in Win 8.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Im still waiting for my corporation to upgrade my computer from 1gig of Ram and a dual core processor purchased 7 years ago, forget about the operating system.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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Windows 8 Pro is going to be $39.99 which is significantly cheaper than what Windows 7 Professional sells for.
Our computers are still running Windows XP Professional for the next few months while our devs work on Windows 7 apps. Since Windows 8 is going to be remarkably similar to Windows 7 and be released in October, there shouldn't be too much delay if they decide to test and deploy it on Windows 8 rather than 7. But I guess IT wouldn't go for 8, would they.
That is promotional pricing and only lasts till the end of January 2013. Very few IT people will be jumping on that, far too soon after the release.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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I work for a large IT company (> 3000 code monkeys) and we'll be running XP for the foreseeable future.
Why?
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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I think a lot of companies will upgrade to Linux. [/sarcasm]
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:40 AM
 
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That is promotional pricing and only lasts till the end of January 2013. Very few IT people will be jumping on that, far too soon after the release.
Yeah, at $40, even if I don't intend to use it anytime soon, I'd pick it up. Then again, that college email gets me some pretty nice deals on their software.

I just don't see the Metro interface working on desktops. Has that changed at all since the Consumer Preview?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:50 AM
 
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I just don't see the Metro interface working on desktops. Has that changed at all since the Consumer Preview?
Not really, other than it not being called Metro anymore //www.city-data.com/forum/compu...fore-even.html
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Not really, other than it not being called Metro anymore //www.city-data.com/forum/compu...fore-even.html
Screw the Germans, I'm calling it Metro--and never using it again.
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