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BHNtechXpert
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reply to RUQRU

Re: [Internet] Best Routers for Bridged Networks

said by RUQRU:

Gary,

Are you looking at any of the new 802.11ac chipset routers from ASUS and others? At CES there are many new routers coming out this spring with the new standard.

As for Windows 8. I have been running it since release date on my custom DIY built i7 machine. It has 32 GB RAM and an Intel SSD and I have had zero problems. The KEY is: I use Stardock's Start8 software, which runs as a service, to bypass the tile interface and boots straight to the desktop. Windows 8 boots faster and has a clean interface in desktop mode. So if you want to upgrade do a clean install and use Start8 or ClassicShell to bypass the tiles and you will have an update that works great.

Ruq,

When you pay that much for an operating system you shouldn't have to modify it's core mode of operation just to make it go with something from a 3rd party in my opinion AND I'm personally starting to get tired of Microsoft's imposed (shortening) of operating system lifecycles. I'm not alone with this...actually good company especially from an IT perspective. Win 8 has substantial maturing to do before I personally make the investment...as for professionally supporting it...perhaps later in the year...I feel no need to rush things.

As for the newer routers now that CES is over we will see which of these products actually makes it to the shelves of a store near you. Once that happens I'll take a good long look at several BUT they will need to sport much more than a wireless standard improvement before I start recommending people make yet another investment. Reason is simple... I am not a huge fan of wireless to begin with for obvious reasons....the biggest...it's way way way overused and abused and when it fails to meet expectations folks completely ignore the fact that wireless by nature isn't ultra reliable but that doesn't stop them from going off on their provider or others for that matter. There are ways to build a decent home wireless network and ways not to...most opt for the cheaper way out which does nothing but cause everybody that serves them headaches including me.
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ispalten

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Clermont, FL

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said by BHNtechXpert See Profile

When you pay that much for an operating system you shouldn't have to modify it's core mode of operation just to make it go with something from a 3rd party in my opinion AND I'm personally starting to get tired of Microsoft's imposed (shortening) of operating system lifecycles. I'm not alone with this...actually good company especially from an IT perspective. Win 8 has substantial maturing to do before I personally make the investment...as for professionally supporting it...perhaps later in the year...I feel no need to rush things.


I've NOT modified it, and I don't see the need to do so. One mouse click and I'm on the Desktop. I've 'learned' to get around the START ORB being missing. Doing the Right Mouse Button on the lower left of the screen gets me most of what I used the Start Orb for, and the movement of the mouse to the lower right of the screen and then Search basically shows me the same as All Programs.

I actually LIKE the Start Screen, I've deleted the 'junk', and enabled the Live Tiles for the ones I want, weather, news, etc., and also added ones for my frequently used programs.

Yes, I'm a home user, and both my wife and I are on W8, makes 'support' much easier.

It was cheaper to buy it now, $15 and $40, then to do it later (I could have just purchased it and waited I guess).

IT with many machines and programs to support, true, but a home user isn't in this situation.

Buy a new computer and you'll be seeing W8 as the OS more than likely. No need to rush, but others are having it happen each day. This will be a headache for both developers and IT people that support home users. Luckily for you, BHN seems to be OK on W8 as it is transparent.

Gain from W8, after getting the 'bumps' and learning curve under control, not much I can see. Matter of fact when on the Desktop I can't tell I'm not on W7 other than the missing Start Orb and 'different' ways I have to do things. Programs (that work under W8) don't seem to care.

Just my $0.02 USD on the subject. No need to respond.

EDIT: fixed Quote...
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RUQRU
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Well Start8 is only $4.95 so not a major investment. It gives you the Windows 7 start menu plus many cool configurable features. Since it boots directly to the desktop on my desktop I never see the tiles unless I want to. Overall I find Windows 8 very stable. I do a lot of photoshop work and the systems runs very fast. Could be because I am running off of SSD and 32 GB ram.

I know people have criticism of MS for what the released. But I like it with Start8.


BHNtechXpert
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said by RUQRU:

Well Start8 is only $4.95 so not a major investment. It gives you the Windows 7 start menu plus many cool configurable features. Since it boots directly to the desktop on my desktop I never see the tiles unless I want to. Overall I find Windows 8 very stable. I do a lot of photoshop work and the systems runs very fast. Could be because I am running off of SSD and 32 GB ram.

I know people have criticism of MS for what the released. But I like it with Start8.

I use Stardock for other things (because I have entirely too many desktop things that need to be there but organized) and if that were the only thing I might consider 8 but it isn't not even close. From my own personal platform perspective I'm seriously considering jumping ship altogether and going with one of the major flavors of Linux. From a support standpoint for you guys it won't be until later in the year when I revisit setting up a Win 8 box for that purpose and that will be driven more by demand on your part than anything...could be sooner could be later I just don't know yet.
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