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    Default Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    at 1st Aug 2012, Microsoft will give Windows 8 final version to various kinds of sellers to make OEM for them.

    That means, Windows 8 will be officially released between Sep - Oct 2012.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    Will Newegg be one of these sellers?

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    Default Re: Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    I would suspect that many of the big PC manufacturers would be first to receive Win 8 RTM. There will likely be agreements in place that will not allow sale of PC's until a selected date when the OS is available for sale I would think. It is exciting though to think that MS is feeling confident enough in the development of Win 8 to state an actual date on RTM!

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    Default Re: Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    I think so also. MS must have a lot of confidence in what we have, as it was much longer before they decided on a Windows 7 release date. Probably because of the Vista deal, many consumers complained about the OS, some downgraded to XP Pro.

    I have a lot of confidence in it also. On my desktop (1 out of 4 computers), it's my default OS. And I'm picky about what I run. If I felt it to be unsafe, I would let everyone else work the bugs out, then go with it.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    There are "problems" with Win-8 as far as user acceptability, that they just don't seem to care about.
    So if they (MS) release it as it is today, there will be real problems with public acceptance.
    With the DP version, they had something that the public could easily deal with and live with, but in the CP version, there are just too many things that "Do not compute!".

    So in view of MS's reluctance to make Win-8 consumer friendly, I'm anxious to see what the aftermarket programmers come up with. The Classic Shell for Win-7 is a good example of some really great "After Market Programming".

    Only time will tell......

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    Default Re: Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    It's not really not that bad, it's just a matter of searching for tips. Being a member of a good forum, such as this one, can help the new user a lot.

    I like the new look & feel myself, just took a little time to learn (& still learning). The best way is to use it as default, as much as possible. This gives the user more & more "hands on" training, which is the way that I've learned everything that I know how to do.


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    Default Re: Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    I really don't see buying it myself Windows 7 runs great. There isn't enough speed improvement for me to layout money for it on a 3 year old machine. I don't see this going over well with users if there isn't a way to get straight to desktop on startup without the Metro mess. An experienced user shouldn't have to do a web search to find out how to shutdown or unhide the login screen. People that are not prepared are going to have a real fit. So will places that sell computers. Do you think Walmart and those type places are going to have people that know what's going on?
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    Default Re: Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    Once the OEMs go out, RTM &GA releases are not far behind. OEMs, as you know are for System Builders & Manufacturers... whether, they sell OEMs or will offer them as early as they go to the pre-loads, I really don't know.

    We may see things (machines) a bit early but, would think an October date for actually Official, able to buy, release is what will be.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe S View Post
    I really don't see buying it myself Windows 7 runs great. There isn't enough speed improvement for me to layout money for it on a 3 year old machine. I don't see this going over well with users if there isn't a way to get straight to desktop on startup without the Metro mess. An experienced user shouldn't have to do a web search to find out how to shutdown or unhide the login screen. People that are not prepared are going to have a real fit. So will places that sell computers. Do you think Walmart and those type places are going to have people that know what's going on?
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    For me, on one computer (a 3 year old one) it is worth it, because it's faster & my CPU isn't screaming it's butt off.

    But on my notebook equipped with an i5, and 8GB DDR3 1333 RAM, and 1GB GeForce GT425M video card, it's not worth it. There is no speed difference. The main ones who will see the speed & less resource usage, are those with low-spec computers.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 OEM Starts 1st Aug 2012

    "I would suspect that many of the big PC manufacturers would be first to receive Win 8 RTM"
    Well, no sarcasm intended, but that is why it is called "Release to manufacturers" But at the same time, sometimes a little earlier, it is also made available for download to TechNet or MSDN subscribers. At that point, free downloads are pirated all over the web. Some reliable, many with malware slipped in.
    Normal practise is to let them have a go at it, not normally less than one month, sometimes a little longer, before retailing the product.
    Fwiw. It seems that an MS employee has leaked that the RTM will be sent out on Jul2. Odd that it is pinpointed so accurately - take it or ignore it!

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