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    Windows 8 Compatibility

    The Release Preview of Win8 made available today supports FFXIV without any issue, after a few hours of running it today.

    The fact that it seems identical to Windows 7, other than the ridiculous metro Start Page, means this may come as no surprise to some. I can't quite work out why it took an hour to 'upgrade' my Win7.

    Just thought I'd make mention in case any folk were considering trying it out.
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    That's great news, and good to know, thank you for reporting!
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    Only odd numbered versions of windows ever seem to be worth using.

    Original windows (version 3.11 and prior) windows 3 (windows 98), windows 5 (windows XP), windows 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alhanelem View Post
    Only odd numbered versions of windows ever seem to be worth using.

    Original windows (version 3.11 and prior) windows 3 (windows 98), windows 5 (windows XP), windows 7.
    I was gonna keep quiet, but this comment made me speak up. What exactly is the advantage of windows 8 over windows 7 on a desktop without a touchscreen? It's my understanding that W8 has huge advances in usability for tablet PCs, but what advantages does it have for non-tablet PCs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly_Millions View Post
    I was gonna keep quiet, but this comment made me speak up. What exactly is the advantage of windows 7 over windows 8 on a desktop without a touchscreen? It's my understanding that W8 has huge advances in usability for tablet PCs, but what advantages does it have for non-tablet PCs?
    Windows 8 uses about 30% less system resources than Windows 7. I know a lot of people aren't that into the metro interface, but it is a lot faster than the last version in almost every way... including FFXIV performance.
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    Its a Preview Dev, there are others changes and optmizations here and there, plus some very neat management tools (check new task manager).

    W8 is all about "being connected", they want to sync PC>Tablet>Phone all as one (and eventually Xbox)

    Other than that, it has no major improvements especially not for games, there will be no DX upgrades or any better libraries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alhanelem View Post
    Only odd numbered versions of windows ever seem to be worth using.

    Original windows (version 3.11 and prior) windows 3 (windows 98), windows 5 (windows XP), windows 7.
    Slight tangent, but Win 1-3.0 were crap, 3.1 (and 3.11) were great, Win95 & Win98 were different releases of Windows 4 and similarly Win2000 & WinXP were Windows 5.
    I think the idiom stands for Iron Maiden albums though.
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    Windows 8 is mostly a media upgrade. It's technical improvements are very minimal at best and I am just going to skip to Windows 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velhart View Post
    Windows 8 is mostly a media upgrade. It's technical improvements are very minimal at best and I am just going to skip to Windows 9.
    http://lifehacker.com/5841702/window...uch-everything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ark_mage2 View Post
    Windows 8 uses about 30% less system resources than Windows 7. I know a lot of people aren't that into the metro interface, but it is a lot faster than the last version in almost every way... including FFXIV performance.
    I'm not sure about that 30% number, and it looks like (at least for the moment) gaming performance it not quite up to what it is in windows 7.

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/w...chmarked/19927
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