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    Default Re: What works & What Does NOT?

    Cat, in fact, W8 may show little sign of slowing. As it trains itself to the End User's habits...in a (that) sense rapidity increases. In the vernacular, as it does things a few times, it gets quicker @ them. Bit like ppl, eh?

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    I don't think that it'll slow, either. It's certainly better than the media (which I take with a grain of salt) has said it would be. According to most of them, Windows 8 will be a bust. I don't think so.

    One reason, by nature, many wants the latest & greatest. Business/Corporate users are an exception to that rule, many of them are just now moving to Windows 7. That's OK, because they need a steady, proven platform, and Windows 7 SP1 gives just that.

    It'll be very interesting to see how Windows 8 sales will be. Of course, at the stores, while at first, there may be some leftover Windows 7 computers, by Christmas, they'll all be gone. Probably come late spring/early summer (IMO now's the time), production of Windows 7 computers (except special orders) will cease.

    If sales are slow in mid to late summer, the OEM's will probably offer a free upgrade to Windows 8 upon release. But it may not turn out that way, it could be that users will snatch up every Windows 7 computer available, who knows? We'll see how the market is come summer.

    It was said almost 3 years ago that Windows 7 would be the very last 32 bit OS from MS offered, but it looks as though that's not going to be the case, being that there are both 32 & 64 bit Windows 8 CP offered. I'm going to go on a limb and say that Windows 8 will certainly be the last 32 bit Windows OS. 2 more years XP will be gone, that will be the end of not only a great era of computing, but 32 bit will probably go along with it.

    Probably in (or by) 2015, 128 bit CPU's will hit the market. That is going to be a major launch when it happens, and I can't wait for it to happen.

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    On Topic:

    I keep throwing programs at Win-8 and expecting it to puke at any moment, but so far that's not what I've seen.
    At the very first release of Win-8/DP, my "AVG Internet Security" would not complete an install, but now in Win-8/CP, it installs and runs just great.

    Other programs that work 100%:
    Firefox 11.0
    Shockwave
    Flash
    Java
    Malware Bytes
    Spybot S&D
    Spyware Blaster
    Foxit Reader
    Nero 8
    ImgBurn
    "Easy Cleaner 2"
    AVG Tune-Up
    Trojan Hunter
    Solitaire (from XP)
    MahJongg (circa, 1990, 16 bit program runs on Win-8/32, with 16 bit Support Activated)
    All DOS batch files
    All Registry Scripts
    All VB Scripts

    That's a good start, for setting up an new Win-8 PC.

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    Unfortunately I did finally find an app that did not install in Win 8 CP. See this thread for the story.

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    So far, except for one security app (Avast Internet Security 7), all of my Windows 7, as well as most of my XP apps/programs are running well on Windows 8 CP. Not bad for a beta OS.

    What works even better using Windows 8 CP are graphics. My Windows 7 desktop doesn't look as good (w/updated drivers), noticeably so, as it does running Windows 8. One more reason to consider a future upgrade to 8.

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