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« on: October 27, 2012, 05:31:39 PM »
So I'm putting Windows 8 on all my systems (and have had the preview on my desktop for a few months) as well as got a Surface (which I'm using to write this), and I'm loving it ;D

Anyone else springing for the new OS? And would anyone like some Crafty games specific apps for Windows 8? I know I would love some, at least a version of the NPC creator and probably a character sheet. Though if the Crafty guys wanted to make a full rules reference version of their books I wouldn't hesitate to buy it ;)

I'm going to be playing with the dev tools myself (and have off and on with the pre-release versions). Any other devs here interested in the platform?
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 08:30:11 PM »
I'm looking at picking up a Samsung Ativ Smart PC once they are available.   I want the x86 version of Windows 8 vs the RT(arm) that comes on the Microsoft Surface.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 09:31:12 AM »
I always avoid new windows releases until after the first service patch.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 10:36:10 AM »
I always avoid new windows releases until after the first service patch.

That's my preference, too.

My employers are so cautious, we're still using Windows XP (SP3). They have recently made noises about upgrading to Windows 7... in the next year or two.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 02:57:52 PM »
Where do you work Wolverine? I'm at a City Council and we're upgrading to Win 7 as we speak (you can't rush these things... the rollout alone has taken 8 weeks and counting)

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 03:23:41 PM »
I won't say the name of my company, I'll just say that we're pleased that Boris is more popular than Boy ;)

I remember when we upgraded from WinNT to XP. That was a 6+ month process, and our team was one of the last to move across.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 04:01:50 PM »
Wolverine that sounds a bit... extreme? Or something, but certainly a bit more caution than is strictly needed. What sort of work environment causes that? Or is it just how those folks are? I can understand people wanting to wait for the first service pack before upgrading, though I think MS's beta process they've started with Win7 and have continued with Win8 largely eliminates that need.

Just hope you can get them to upgrade before MS drops support for XP :P ;)
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 04:13:42 PM »
It's taken so long because we use a number of legacy systems, a couple of which are 15+ years old. They've been extensively testing them with the Win7.

I do like Microsoft's new beta process, it's much more streamlined than the 'good old days'. It does appear we're also getting more stable operating systems as a result, too.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012, 04:20:01 PM »
Ahhh, legacy systems, explains so much :P ;)

Has anyone proposed putting them in VMs, or just run them in a storage room some where and connect with Remote Desktop, while letting you upgrade your primary systems?
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 05:54:04 PM »
I'll wait for SP1 and a fix to the Start screen.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 05:37:13 AM »
Let's see.. certification process.. testing.. hardening.. validation and review.. etc etc.  Work will see Windows 8 when you guys are on 10.  ..maybe 11.  At home, I have it on the spare machine.  I'll reserve judgement once the pentesters and exploit cowboys have their ways with it.

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2012, 08:11:59 PM »
Let's see.. certification process.. testing.. hardening.. validation and review.. etc etc.  Work will see Windows 8 when you guys are on 10.  ..maybe 11.  At home, I have it on the spare machine.  I'll reserve judgement once the pentesters and exploit cowboys have their ways with it.

Are you sure we don't work for the same company?  We just upgraded to Vista because the contract forced us to.

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 05:00:33 AM »
It's taken so long because we use a number of legacy systems, a couple of which are 15+ years old. They've been extensively testing them with the Winows 7.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 07:04:04 AM »
Let's see.. certification process.. testing.. hardening.. validation and review.. etc etc.  Work will see Windows 8 when you guys are on 10.  ..maybe 11.  At home, I have it on the spare machine.  I'll reserve judgement once the pentesters and exploit cowboys have their ways with it.

Are you sure we don't work for the same company?  We just upgraded to Vista because the contract forced us to.

I'm public sector.  So, no company, technically.  Though, I'll tell ya, in recent years, some companies have tried to lure me away from Uncle Sam.  While the benefits favor Ol' Uncle Sam, private sector sure do wave really hefty paychecks around... to the point where I've debated transitioning.  ...almost.

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 08:54:41 AM »
... private sector sure do wave really hefty paychecks around... to the point where I've debated transitioning.  ...almost.
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