dealswindows 8 developer preview for $0.00 + free…

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@autryld: is 4TB enough? Using 718gb now...

also, after watching this:
http://youtu.be/p92QfWOw88I

I'm not really interested. It'd be great if I had a tablet though.

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@panthiest: Not hard if you have the disk space.

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@sixiam: You're absolutely right about that. I love my Asus Transformer, but a Windows Tablet with full Windows capabilities would be great. What I'm getting at is if Microsoft and the companies that will make these Windows 8 tablets can keep the price sub $500, I think they will see some HUGE sales. When the average Joe walks into a big box store and is looking for tablets, right now Windows tablets are practically unattainable because of the hardware needed to run Windows 7 on a tablet is expensive. With Windows 8, it will run on the same hardware as Android and iOS, so they can actually make tablets that people can afford.

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@housry23:
I personally would rather have a Windows tablet than an iPad. Not being a fan-boy or anything. I enjoy my iPod Nano for the treadmill!
Now the Kindle Fire is a low budget tablet, basically a giant Android phone with some nice Amazon integration. A full windows tablet with capabilities like TrueCrypt is in a league of its own.

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Considering Microsoft's release traditions, I would say that a public Windows 8 Beta will be available fairly soon(Sometime between now and April) and then a public RC. I think the plan is to release Windows 8 by the end of 2012. Windows 8 is designed to run on ARM processors as well as the x86 platform. That way desktops, laptops and tablets can all coexist in the home easily sharing the same network, printers, hard drives and so on. It's really a great idea, but the problem is, who will buy a $600-$1000 Windows tablet, when you can get a Kindle Fire for $200. I honestly think that if MS does this right, it will put itself in position to make major headway in the tablet market.

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From what I've seen so far, Windows 8 is kinda a messy mix of something like I'd run on a phone/tablet, and Windows 7.

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@katanaryda: Here's a pretty good tutorial.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg309170.aspx

Easiest way to go about step one is to go to your start menu, where it says search programs and files type run. Right on top of the list you get will be a program called run. Click that. Then in the little box that pops up type diskmgmt.msc

From there on it's all self explanatory.

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what's the easiest way to create a separate partition on my win 7 pro x64?

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Looks like it's been available since Sept 13th.

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I never expected to see Beta software on the Deals page!

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They usually die after the next major milestone release. I Alpha'd, Beta'd, and RC'd windows 7 before it came out, was using it for about a solid year before release. If i recall correctly, the RC ran for about a year after release before dying on me.

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Soo, is this really a free copy of alpha-level Windows? Can you actually use it or will it die after a month or so?

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