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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayatollah Pies View Post
    Why the great big rush for it folk?
    £50/£100 now, (more in August?) £150/£220 after release.

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    Ebuyer still won't take orders as they don't have stock, although they have upped their price by a penny to the round £50! Amazon are no longer listed on MS's site and Tesco Direct have been added, although it is still available on Amazon but they want £75 for Premium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    although it is still available on Amazon but they want £75 for Premium.
    That's the post-offer but still pre-order price; guess they've sold all their "offer price" allocation. I think Tesco was on the MS list last night but £50 rather than £45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayatollah Pies View Post
    Why the great big rush for it folk?
    a) desire to not be running an 8-year-old OS which has been superseded at least once (twice if you're feeling generous)
    b) a desire to get the product for £45/50 and not several hundred

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalsoth View Post
    When i use Ubuntu on staff machines to recover files i am usually annoyed by the NTFS drive not opening because it was not cleanly shut down. Then i have to search a gazillion forums to find the exact code that forces it to open. It's quite annoying especially as the code always differs depending on the types of drives used in the example.

    I always find our old Knoppix live cd works best to restore stuff.
    If you goto My Computer in the ubuntu menus and try to access the drive it will give you the code you need to type in in the dialog box, there is no need to search for it, just add sudo in front and you have mounted the drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    If you goto My Computer in the ubuntu menus and try to access the drive it will give you the code you need to type in in the dialog box, there is no need to search for it, just add sudo in front and you have mounted the drive
    I remember some pop up with some code example that did not work on a couple machines but did on others. The issue with that though is the pop up itself that appears. It was not able to be copied and pasted so i would sit there trying to work out if there was meant to be a space here and there or was it just the default gap between the brackets etc... too awkward. Just let me copy and paste it!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalsoth View Post
    I remember some pop up with some code example that did not work on a couple machines but did on others. The issue with that though is the pop up itself that appears. It was not able to be copied and pasted so i would sit there trying to work out if there was meant to be a space here and there or was it just the default gap between the brackets etc... too awkward. Just let me copy and paste it!!!!!!!!
    Yeah that is probably my biggest gripe with that! its not exactly a short command either!

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    Just ordered my copy of Home Premium from PC World website, order taken with no problems they are doing it for £44.99 inc VAT and Free P+P, roll on October 22nd!

    I have been playing about with the RC for a while now on a laptop and even a VLite'ed Beta version on a EEE PC and I like what I see so far!

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    a) desire to not be running an 8-year-old OS which has been superseded at least once (twice if you're feeling generous)
    b) a desire to get the product for £45/50 and not several hundred
    Was not aware it was going for that price. Have promptly ordered from D-D-D-Dixons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    a) desire to not be running an 8-year-old OS which has been superseded at least once (twice if you're feeling generous)
    Run Linux and you can always be up to date

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    Pre-Ordered my copy of Pro from PC World as they were cheapest for Pro

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    I'm sure there will be a copy for me on my Technet + account - most of MS stuff is........
    Problem I'm having is the more I have to use MS stuff these days the more I hate it. Just a massive of WAD of bloated code....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Run Linux and you can always be up to date
    Wish Linux had better support for gaming. I think the whole movement towards it would speed up incredibly if games ran better on this OS.

    Have run Wow in the past and other games and done this on Cedega and on the free WINE but it is nothing like as easy as running a game on Windows. An average family will have a at least one person that will want to play games. Ubuntu has got so damned easy to set up and use over the last year or two but on Linux in general gaming is poor. Even when the games do run they run with bad fps much of the time or with other glitches.

    Windows 7 does look exciting though and i do want to play with it. Could not stomach Vista and still work mainly on XP at the min.

    Ubuntu with all the eye candy addons can look amazing though. For a while i used it for my main PC.

    Windows 7 for me though i think for a while!

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    Just ordered my copies of windows 7 Pro from PC World website. one for my Dell latitude D620 and one for my netbook HP2140.

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    Amazon said that sales of Windows 7 in the first eight hours it was available outstripped those of Windows Vista's entire 17 week pre-order period.
    What a surprise almost everyone has a PC that will run Vista/Windows 7 now but when Vista came out very few people had the hardware to run it so why would they buy it.


    Ordered mine from 'ahem' (says quietly) PC World as well

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