Windows 8

Discussion in 'EP121 Slate' started by visualj, Sep 13, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. visualj

    visualj R1F Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Get the new bits for Win 8.


    You probably want to try out the preview release—and you can. Starting later tonight you can download the Windows 8 Developer Preview. This includes a 64-bit (x64) build with development tools to build apps and a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) build without development tools. The releases also include a suite of sample applications (please note these are merely illustrations of potential apps, not apps that we intend to ship with Windows 8). The ISOs are linked to from http://dev.windows.com.
    Windows 8 Build blog


    Watching the Build keynote now. They are really pushing the touch.
     
  2. kamikaze458

    kamikaze458 Scribbler - Standard Member

    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
  3. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,386
    Likes Received:
    383
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Did..... did you say.... seven seconds!

    (Was that from OFF as in fully off to on not cached or hibernated)


    Must have Windows 8 AggHhHH
     
  4. CF77

    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    56
    What would happened if I installed the preview...can I uninstall it later .? or I will stuck with dual boot?.
     
  5. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    1,203
    Trophy Points:
    231
    If you check the Building Windows 8 blog, they show that it's actually a new hybrid boot, where the kernel is hibernated, so at boot only your user-space gets re-initialized on top of that.
     
  6. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,386
    Likes Received:
    383
    Trophy Points:
    101
    I know that but I would like to know how long it takes to boot from fresh 'off' as we know that we can (I can) manage a 15 second boot right now :)

    It might be a fantastic feature but if it takes up valuable space then I'll add on the extra few seconds and save that space
     
  7. visualj

    visualj R1F Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I am not sure. I know you cannot do an upgrade from Win 7, it must be fresh install.

    Personally, I would not put it on the same drive as my working system. This is pre-beta, just a dev preview. Not everything is available from the keynote. App store is not available yet, among other things.

    You can find out more from the WinSuperSite and Building Windows 8 Blog
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 18, 2015
  8. visualj

    visualj R1F Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    16
    From what I gleened off a blog, it is like a 'mini-hibernate' it stores the state of some of the services in a file and starts from that. So it does use some space, but not as much as a true hibernate.
     
  9. kurt_hectic

    kurt_hectic Scribbler - Standard Member

    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    31
    win8 should stand up in 8 second! not 7 :p
     
  10. kamikaze458

    kamikaze458 Scribbler - Standard Member

    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Would it be wise to test it under VMWare or some other virtual environment?
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page