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Quote:Don't ask me. I have a policy: Don't upgrade to a new O/S until you have to...IOW a new computer comes with one or old software will no longer run. Frankly, I don't see much advantage to using Win 8 for astronomy. Not _unless_ you are using a touch screen computer or handheld. I would CERTAINLY at least wait for "Windows 8 Service Pack 1."
Ron NS11GPS Pronto
16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
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Quote:The early adopter gets the bugs.
Quote:The only enticement that could motivate me to migrate to Windows 8 is if Southern Stars ported SkySafari to Windows.
Quote:Quote:The only enticement that could motivate me to migrate to Windows 8 is if Southern Stars ported SkySafari to Windows. Not likely.
Quote:Quote:The early adopter gets the bugs. This is my new favorite phrase of the day.dave
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Darren in Bakersfield
Orion XT8i Dob
9x50 RACI Finder TELRAD Reflex Sight
Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP
Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2" ES 68* 24mm
6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP
Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII.
SkySafari T-Ring and Adaptor for Olympus E-510 Oly sz-14 SteadyPix Deluxe iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb Electro Dot Sight RD400X
Quote:I'm worked in IT for over 30 years and one of my rules is "Upgrade to every other Windows OS". This is the one to skip.
Quote:I'm considering upgrading my laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 8. If folks could post their experiences as they move to Windows 8 particularly concerning popular astronomy apps, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance for any and all replies as others consider this transition as well over the next several months!
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Meade 8" SCT 80mm APO Refractor ATIK 383L/3l4e Mono CCD's Nautilus 1.25" F/W w Baader Ha,LRGB set DMK21 Webcam TV 6mm/14mm Delos; 24Pan eyepieces Software:CS6;Nebulostiy3;Sequence Gen.Pro Member of RASC & Local Astronomy Group
Quote:Migrating to the next O/S in Windows based laptops is daring to say the least. It seems that most laptops are suited best for the O/S that came with them when initially purhcased. You're stretching your luck especially with drivers for all the hardware. Even now with the newer desktops, I see no reason to change O/S for the same reasons. Like others have said..."If you want Windows 8, by a tablet".
Quote:For anyone interested, I enjoyed Pogue's review of Win 8:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/technology/personaltech...