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(Solved) - Windows 8 official release date

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  • Started 1 year ago by Ara
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Ara
Ara
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Thank You All :)
I appreciate your help!

Posted 1 year ago
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Fhirkin9
Fhirkin9
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The free Release Preview is available to everyone even non-IT folks, so they can create their own installation ISO-DVD, in case folks reading this were not aware that they could try it out first with no risk.... You can use it free until at least January 2013....that's why I tried it out, it's growing on me. I find it comical that, for $5, you can have Win8 look the same as Win 7. 5 bucks to look like Win7, but will MS be able to lock it out?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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This is FREE and I've been using it since it was first developed because I like BOTH Fly Out Menus and Win UI.

CLICK or SHIFT + CLICK gives you both ways to open with Start Button. :) :)

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

(KNOWN GOOD SOFTWARE ON HTG FORUM)

Rick P.

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warlock
warlock
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Good find Rick for being new at computing:)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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(LOL) (LOL) Yeah, I like to play around with the Know-it Alls and Wanna-BEs when things are slow. :) :)

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germ-x
germ-x
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Rick, Tried one of those classic shell apps a while back and it was ok but uninstalled, to many bugs.
I agree with Kestrel10. If your relying on productivity you don't have time for OJT. If you can afford to send your employees to a Win8 training class then that might be different.
I tried Win8 for a while and it's a nice toy but it's still a toy.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Classic Shell is Fixed now. Don't know when you tried it ????

As for Windows 8, blame MS, don't blame me as I never asked for it.

DOS 6.23 was good enough for me. (LOL) :) :)

I always used Robotics for Reliability and Productivity in the plants which I managed.

HTG doesn't have a Forum for Robotics. :( :(

Rick P.

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germ-x
germ-x
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DOS was pretty neat now that you mentioned it.

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Fhirkin9
Fhirkin9
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@superevil, I do not have a Win7 license, or I would take you up on the trade. I craigslisted a custom built screamer PC and it had the Free Release Preview, not an official OS license....

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Fhirkin9
Fhirkin9
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I am wondering why MS is not allowing Win 8 pre-orders yet? we are less than 4 weeks until launch...perhaps they have ensured that no shortages will exist....

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