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      04-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Windows 8?

Anyone have any experience with it?

I bought the Parallels system for my MacBookPro today, and with it came a free version of the beta/consumer preview version of Windows 8! I booted it up immediately and it seems pretty cool. I mainly wanted windows/parallels so that I could use BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Mac has a version, but it's not nearly as comprehensive as the PC version which allows for leaked software to be uploaded + other features.

Just wondering what anyone running this Win8 beta thinks, and if you could maybe give me some tips/cool things I should try!

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I've tried the consumer preview on my desktop, and it looks and feels so much more modern with the whole Metro UI. Everything is clean and simple. However, I think that with its many touch input features Windows 8 is meant more to be a notebook/tablet OS than a desktop OS.
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haven't played around with it but i'm not sure how i feel about the whole tile thing.. i guess as long as long as it can be turned off i'm good with it.
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Your are very professional.
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Just wondering, why did you decide to go with Parallels rather than Virtual Box which is free? I work at my school's tech support type center so we see a lot of students who want Windows on their Macs and we use Virtual Box. Of course, students don't want to pay for Parallels but are there any other benefits?
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We've been stress testing 8 at work and are very excited for the official release. Microsoft have really stepped up their game.
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