[QUOTE=bernievink;2655119]The reason most people upgrade to the next release of windows is to keep up with improvements in software design.
Windows 8 improvements have come in the way the OS handles SSD drives and HDD drives, and in the way it allows multi boot of several OSs on one drive.
the reason I encourage people who are willing to “hack” a new OS is to allow more flexibility for all users in the appreciation of that OS.
my previous comments still stand as worthwhile, as Windows 8 itself is worth the upgrade.[/QUOTE]
People who aren’t crazy (or absolute fools) wait until the OS is proven as "bug free"
and that is generally accepted as 90days AFTER the first service pack is released for any new OS. Windows8 ain’t there yet.
While I applaud outside improvements to any OS it must be demoonstrated that they are stable AND thatt M$ isn’t going to cripple or disable those improvements with the first major batch of updates and/or service pack… Again, not there yet.
Allowing multiple OS installations for multiboot on a single drive?
B)There is NOTHING “new” about that unless you are discussing an ability to use different formatting on the different partitions.
C)If you are so foolish to believe that an OS that still uses ONE “Boorldr” for all operating system installations on a given machine offers you more than a momentary advantage when actually switching from one to another
is an “advantage”… I have little positive to say about that.
multiple O$ installations is “nice” from an “ain’t this cool” standpoint, but it’s inherent dependence on a single boot device sets my nerves on edge.
Of course installing multiple OS’s on seperate drives to run a “multi-boot” setup contains it’s own False-redundancy… generally if whatever drive that contains the bootldr (there is only ONE) in a multi disc multi-boot setup fails generally all you can do is do tata recovery on the drives/OS installs that didn’t fail and reinstall everything from scratch on formatted drives.
Been There Done That and so I’ve already been fooled once…
apparrently you have not… or are still waiting to be fooled twice.
Don’t get me wrong I still set up “multi-OS installs”, but each OS installed is fully independent… but the user must either pull a drive out of a docking station (like a Nintendo cartridge) or physically move a cable from one hard mounted drive (SSD or HDD) to another.
Generally speaking multi-boot OS installations are about enthusiasts looking to impress themselves.
Yeah, I have software and games that won’t run on my primary machine, but that’s why I have other complete computers for both XP and Vista.
Linux? I live in a place called REALITY where >80% of all computers run some variant of Windows and the vast majority of the others run a MAC-OS. all variants of linux combined aren’t statistically significant in desktop computers.
if there is anything “special” about how Win8 handles SSD drives over the way that Win7 does so you need to elaborate.