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    Windows 8 will reconnect to wireless connections instantly from standby - sometimes even faster than the display turns on, Microsoft has said.
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/372361/w...-fi-in-seconds

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to reconnect to Wi-Fi in seconds

    That's nice, but not worth buying into yet another overpriced OS for all of my PC's. Win 7 does a great job for me as it is. I can't see a decent reason to quit it yet.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to reconnect to Wi-Fi in seconds

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    That's nice, but not worth buying into yet another overpriced OS for all of my PC's. Win 7 does a great job for me as it is. I can't see a decent reason to quit it yet.
    Well, if you have a convertible tablet PC it is looking like it will be worthwhile to upgrade to Win8, but other than that it doesn't seem worth it, unless you want to play Xbox games on your PC.

    Win8 + a SSD drive will give my AMD Turon x3 based convertible tablet new legs.
    The CPU in it is overkill for all of the work stuff I use it for, but it takes to long to boot to Vista and connect to a network, a solid 3-5 minutes before I can actually use it. Vista also sucks in tablet mode.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to reconnect to Wi-Fi in seconds

    Quote Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
    Well, if you have a convertible tablet PC it is looking like it will be worthwhile to upgrade to Win8, but other than that it doesn't seem worth it, unless you want to play Xbox games on your PC.

    Win8 + a SSD drive will give my AMD Turon x3 based convertible tablet new legs.
    The CPU in it is overkill for all of the work stuff I use it for, but it takes to long to boot to Vista and connect to a network, a solid 3-5 minutes before I can actually use it. Vista also sucks in tablet mode.
    How does it work with Win-7?

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to reconnect to Wi-Fi in seconds

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    How does it work with Win-7?
    I never tried it. I imagine the boot time would be slightly improved, but I'm not aware of any significant improvements to tablet mode operation in Win7 over Vista.
    A SSD will fix the boot time issues, but I'm looking forward to having an actual tablet oriented interface with Win8.
    The screen has a fairly accurate digitizer, that responds well to either finger touch or the stylus, but it will be great to have bigger icons and boxes for opening and closing programs, as well as better native support for drawing/writing on screen.

    If someone ever makes a windows based pure tablet PC, that can handle being stuffed in a tool bag and hauled up on a rooftop in 110, or wet weather, I'll ditch the thing.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to reconnect to Wi-Fi in seconds

    I have a tablet, and it connects within seconds with Win 7

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to reconnect to Wi-Fi in seconds

    Microsoft says this Microsoft says that. Microsoft said Vista was going to be the best thing since sliced bread. I personally am done listening to what ever Microsoft says is going to happen.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to reconnect to Wi-Fi in seconds

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Microsoft says this Microsoft says that. Microsoft said Vista was going to be the best thing since sliced bread. I personally am done listening to what ever Microsoft says is going to happen.
    Vista was actually good, it was just a resource hog when it came out.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to reconnect to Wi-Fi in seconds

    It was also not very compatible with XP and after 2 years it would start giving you tons of errors. I don't like Win 7 much more but there are definite improvements but there are also new problems. One strange problem is the start button, sometimes it stays glowing after my mouse is no longer over it. Although I am disappointed that they are getting rid of the traditional environment with 8. In my opinion they seem to be going backwards.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to reconnect to Wi-Fi in seconds

    Win8 seems so.........downgraded. It's like they're trying to simplify everything, which I can appreciate, but at the same time I don't want it all dumbed down because of tablets and the like.

    And who cares about touch controls on a PC, seriously?!? Mouse and Keyboard rule for a reason. I can see it on a smartphone or tablet, and that's my point; they're trying to make it all homogenous, to the point that you lose the beauty and power of having something "better".

    sigh.

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