Thursday 15 September 2011

Windows 8

Installed the Developer Preview of Windows 8 tonight. Apart from the screen resolution being limited to non-widescreen settings of 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864 and 1280x1024 (none of which will scale up to the full size of my monitor, which is 1920x1080), everything so far has worked the same as in Windows 7.

I've tried installing some of my regularly used software and it has all worked. One program needed .NET but Windows downloaded it automatically.
The usual desktop and Windows Explorer are there behind the new tiled UI, and work mostly the same.

At the moment I'm running WSPR 2.0 and it's definitely transmitting and receiving somewhere so the sound card and serial port are working.
But will Windows ever have PDF support or have single-click turned on by default (it's only been available for 14 years)?

Holmfirth on 21MHz WSPR tonight (IO93CN, 111Km).