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    From The Forums: Windows 8 Release Preview impressions


    Microsoft launched the Windows 8 Release Preview build on May 31, a bit earlier than what the company had originally announced. As one might expect, the community members on Neowin's forums quickly started filling up a discussion threat with their impressions. As you might expect, the comments range from "Love it" to "Hate it."

    One of the first impressions posts came from forum member Kristian, who wrote:

    Liking it much better than the CP so far. Seems incredibly snappy and rock stable so far. Next step is to learn to like Metro I guess. I think for me it's just a matter of getting used to the new stuff, and then I will be fine with the Metro changes in the system. IMHO any comparison with Vista or ME is just silly!

    The multi-monitor support for Windows 8's Metro interface didn't make forum member theyarecomingforyou happy. He writes:

    Dragging a Metro app off one monitor will immediately maximise it to the next and you can't drag it back without clicking again. Further, whenever you access Metro Start on a different monitor it moves all Metro apps onto that monitor - any hopes of running multiple apps on different screens are gone. And Metro apps don't work with Aero Snap, meaning you can't drag a side-pinned app to the top of the screen to maximise it - you have to drag the separating bar. It's actually worse than before. I have absolutely no idea what Microsoft was thinking but the multi-monitor implementation is a complete joke and clearly wasn't put through any user testing.
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    Re: From The Forums: Windows 8 Release Preview impressions

    Metro Madness: Ars OpenForum installs Windows 8 Release Preview

    It’s been quite the week for Microsoft’s Windows 8. The Windows 8 Release Preview landed a day early, and eager users began installing the update. Here at Ars, we mentioned some shortcomings in the recommended system requirements, so if you haven’t installed it on your system yet, be sure to check it out. Jon Brodkin also took a look at the Windows 8 store to see how it fares against Apple’s App Store. Microsoft Editor Peter Bright finds the release rough when it comes to multimonitor support.
    http://arstechnica.com/information-t...lease-preview/


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    Re: From The Forums: Windows 8 Release Preview impressions

    Heh - I managed to get hold of the 32-bit download yesterday, and I'm having the usual nightmare trying to get it working properly in VBox :)
    I'll have to update VBox, and see if it works any better.
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