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I recently bought a new laptop that has windows 8 and when I am logged into SL I am getting a lot of objects flashing, also my chat box and text keeps disappearing and reappearing, I am  guessing this is some kind of graphics issue and SL is not fully windows 8 compatible yet, any ideas on how to fix this or when there will be an update?

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This is why I buy only tried and tested hardware. I dont see the point in running out and buying every NEW thing on the market just to have it. not only is it a waste of money, but it is also a waste of materials and is killing the planet. Windows 7 works perfectly on my 2009 i5. I have already heard plenty of complaints about windows 8 ( as it always takes time to iron out the bugs and they always release them anyway) I tend NOT to replace equipment unless it is broken and non repairable, not just for the sake of having the lastest, and especially not replace it with something just on the market. 

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wiked Anton wrote:

 is killing the planet

is the new godwin for the new century

jejejejeje (:

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just say that when you buy a new shop-made laptop you get what you given as an OS. cost more to downgrade the OS and only if they let you. and in most cases thats like umm! no. bc of the oem licensing

 

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16 wrote:

 

just say that when you buy a new shop-made laptop you get what you given as an OS. cost more to downgrade the OS and only if they let you. and in most cases thats like umm! no. bc of the oem licensing

 

Not entirely so.

2 peeps I have spec'd PCs for in the last month have insisted on Win 7 64 or NO sale.

One was with Dell.

Providers KNOW Win 8 is a lemon, Stand your ground.

Every 2nd Win is a lemon, it's been that way since XP. wait no! Win 98 for sure.

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the lady say she buy a laptop. it came with win8 oem most likely. so not much hope of dg

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I buy a box rig myself for xmas. I get win8-64 bc is better than win7-64

metro browser on win8-64 the fastest html5 browser ever. like ever evah

takes a bit of getting used to does win8 if you used to using a made in the ark days computer q; (:

 

 

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like anything it depends on what your use case is

when it starts then can click the Desktop tile and is same as before. like Win7

if use Visual Studio for programming then is same as it ever was

all legacy apps work just like before. include other programming IDEs

the main new thing is that Office desktop 2013 can integrate seamlessly with the web app Office versions. like SkyDrive and Azure. can even set up on your own company lan/wan using 2012 Server HyperV to use either or both as well. private cloud

the 2013 versions of Office get a new shiny. but is same as before if don't care about the cloud or mobility

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dunno what you mean about media? bc all the legacy progs say like Unity and UDK and Blender and Flash run on the desktop. same as ever as well

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don't have to use the Metro apps for anything if you don't want. can delete all the Metro tiles if you want. and just add to taskbar and desktop shortcuts. so after startup will run the Desktop automagically

if hover the corner where the start button used to be then you get the tile/start button. if right-click on that then get a menu of programs. just like before. can add your own stuff to that as well

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one thing that Microsoft always concentrate on ever since they started out. their market is business/enterprise. they worked out right at the start that if they make their stuff for this market then they will sell to more retail customers than any other way

is why they won the desktop wars. they will win the mobile wars as well. most people don't believe this

but if read history of the desktop and compare DOS computer to Apple and Commodore. from retail consumer pov. was no-brainer if buying a retail consumer computer. was also no brainer for the companies who employ people

after a time people start to buy MS retail. why? bc the company hiring you for a job ask: can you use our MS computers or do we have to train you ?

is the same with mobility. can you use MS office web apps. or do we have to train you ourselves?

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Android maybe better tech same like Commodore were. but companies not going to put all their business stuff on the goog. even if is free. indies and self-employed might. not companies tho

Mac might be cool. but if have to buy like 20 or 100 or 200 for normal business uses then not going to happen

 

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ps just add

MS Surface Pro sold out the first production run. question is who bought them? business people did so they can take their job/work with them wherever they are

 

 

 

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Whatdyaworkfor'emorwhat? LOL

Well that's extremely informative ty so much 16.

MS Server implementation sounds really good this time around.

I only ever use my super android ported through my desktop to check device specific coding etc which is why the first I saw of it was.. eeeew yuk lol.

The college system I do my courses in only has 7 & enterprise atmo but that's the governments fault for ripping 1.5+ billion out of the sector :( One step closer to a 3rd world country. *sighs

Thank you for taking the time in writing such a detailed looksee! 8^D

:smileyhappy:

 

 

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Maryanne Solo wrote:

MS Server implementation sounds really good this time around.

 

this the main thing for us

at my work we got about 160 people on 6 locations. plus about 100 people on the road all over

the main 2 things when we eval was:

1) collab. lots of what we do means can be 4-12 people all working on the same stuff at same time. so the Sharepoint works really good now for this. when combine with Linq then is even better. Linq take the best of MSN and Skype and combine into one

so can have like 10 or 12 people on conference and everyone can chat and work on same docs at same time. and can organise timelines and tasks bc of the calendaring. is pretty good that now compared to oldway. can invite the clients on as well to convo. so is really good for that as well

2) the admin server people more happy bc we used to have VMware + MS Server + Citrix. now is just MS Server

we also used to use VOIP alot from this other provider. now we not use that way. just use the linq

we got lots of legacy stuff like SAP and that as well. they go good as well. plus some specialist lab programs and legacies. they go ok as well

is lock in for us to MS but is ok. bc we not really care. bc we not any tech company. just want to do our own work. and mostly we use MS business apps like Office and CRM for normals before so is not anything new for us

so is ok altogether for us and what we do 

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i get Win8 on my own new personal computer at home. i get so i can play games and stuff. but i also get bc we have at work now. so makes it easier for me. can login to work now and not have to use the Citrix like before

we just went all over to LiveID and credentials. we also have to use Intel Anti-theft as well for our remotes and mobiles. is not fool-proof this. but meets the due care requirement of the contracts work we get. like quite a bit of government work

is not any super sekrit government work this tho (: we in the health sector. the government agencies just quite picky about these kinda things. when it comes to patient data

so we go the private cloud way and host ourself. same like before this tho. the new MS way 2012-2013 just makes it easier for us

if we was a tech company or new age media then maybe go like OpenStack or something. but we not. so we didnt

 

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Maryanne Solo wrote:

As soon as we have a choice of disabling the ridiculous childrens GUI permanently I'll get it.

It doesn't lend itself well to programming or any type of digital media production.

Even then I will only pay wholesale prices for it. 

That gui would have kept me away from Windows 8 if I didn't get a good look at how the task manager worked. And then, my legit copy only cost me $60, so it was well worth it. I think switching to Win8 from Win7 did more to speed up my machine than the ram upgrade I did a few months before.

So, since I agree with you about that UI, there are a few ways around it.

<windows> and d keys at the same time will put you in the classic desktop. There's also a tile for that. And any legacy application you run will also put you back in the classic looking version. You still see metro every time you use a start button function, since it replaces the start menu.

If you download "Start8" "Ninite" "Classic Start" or "Classic Shell" then you'll have the good old start button back, and then the only reason to ever look at Metro again is because you want to. The only problem is that iso few people know these programs are out there.

 

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