Re: What? No Windows 8 thread here?
Installed Hardbrake, LilbreOffice 3.3, Firefox, and CPUID Hardware Monitor, plus VLC onto W8. Got a warning message for LibreOffice, and it wanted to install java. I am not sure exactly what happened there, but the suite runs just fine and extremely fast. I always disliked that suite because the programs were so slow to open up, but not now, they open instantly. I actually worked on a document that I had created in Word 2007 and had on the storage drive in my system, and it was fine. I re-opened it in Word later from my W7 OS drive, and other than some formatting problems around a table, no problems.
Interesting, when you install a program like handbrake, on the Metro interface, you get multiple icons, one for the program, one for uninstalling it, and other assorted icons depending on the program. Weird. Cannot make folders on the metro interface. Also, when you open any of the programs, W8 shifts from the metro interface to the w7-like background. It's just like you are in window 7 again, except that you cannot get to any programs via the start tab. Very strange.
I'll run this little blog of sorts for a few more days, as I play with this puppy. I don't know if anyone is all that interested, but given the original post, I figured what the hell, I'd pass on what I'm learning. It has been fun. It will be interesting to see how W8 evolves from its current form. I'm surprised at how stable it is already.
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