Windows 8 Thread, Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available 29th Feb in Technical; It's running fine on the RM Slate/Pegatron Masterpad (although you do have to install the Bluetooth drivers in compatability mode ...
It's running fine on the RM Slate/Pegatron Masterpad (although you do have to install the Bluetooth drivers in compatability mode for W7). It also seems a lot slicker than the developer preview version with a lot more 'shiny' now as standard.
My one big bugbear is that the screen auto-rotation still does not work and you have to use the Millenium app (PITA) to do this. Otherwise I'm quite impressed so far in W8 as a slate OS, but I've not yet set it up as a VM to try out it's desktop prowess.
A piece of advice for the RM Slate though is that you should install the following of their drivers:
Realtek HD Audio
Bluetooth/Wireless LAN (in W7 compatability mode)
Chrontel 7036 (HDMI encoder chip)
Broadcom VD920H (HD decoder chip)
Well we're all supposed to be running Server Core soon anyway...
while i see the advantage of core it does mean that to do much more than delete files (yes i know command is better than that but its a pain) you need to take up 2 pcs server and a n other workstation surely its better to have a dedicated console only admins can use?
and i shudder to think doing user management via a touch screen think i would rather remember dsadd commands lol
Microsoft have even given you room for one more icon by removing the Start button
I'll be using that space to pin an icon either with "Start" written on it or a curiously close resemblance to the Win7 start button if I have to make significant use this OS on a desktop/laptop (what I was essentially trying to do last night)