Looking forward to playing with it, haven't tried it since the developer preview. Going to go in to it with an open mind i think, though i can't see school computers changing from windows 7 for a couple of years (like vista i expect we'll skip windows 8 in school though)
I posted my main gripes with Metro in another thread. Here is that post:
As already mentioned by many on this thread, I can see a lot of schools skipping Windows 8. We're due for our full migration from Vanilla XP/2003 to CC4 next September when the full managed service starts and I can see us still going with Windows 7. I will be very surprised if they choose to roll out Windows 8 though!Originally Posted by Zoom7000
There's a version of Windows 8 RTM Enterprise N kicking around that is genuine.
3 days pre-kms attempt then 30 days, enough to get you through till official downloads are available to us on the 15/16/17.
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Urgh - Was just trying to find the shutdown link in Windows 8 last night and accidentally clicked the Chrome tile... Only for Chrome to open as a new Metro App! Looks exactly the same as its desktop alter-ego though - which thankfully is still there!
Having tried it again this morning I discovered this behaviour when you click the Metro tile:
Chrome not running (Metro/Desktop) - Chrome Metro App
Chrome running as a Desktop app - Chrome Desktop App
At the moment I can find no way of changing this behaviour...
the aforementioned has a watermark on the desktop, build 9200, so I dont think its true RTM.
(So ive been told)
and all those calling the new interface Metro better stop given the legal challenge being brought in from Metro AG (well suspected from them) so its the "Windows 8 style UI"
I expect I will give it a go on a machine or two at work out of curiosity but certainly not expecting to rush to it over Windows 7 which is working very very well for us
Greif, our users will get complacent if we leave them on one OS for too long, they'll decide that they have laernt everything and shutdown. We've already been running 7 for years but even with these concerns 8 is still only likely to see the light of day, at least in the short term on tablets.
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