My development PC took a dive and most of the good PCs that I can find locally now come with Windows 8. I really, really don't want to go that route, but if I end up having to, will the CS6 products work OK?
Will Windows 8 work permanently in the "desktop mode" so that can run multiple apps and have all my windows visible as with Windows 7? I've fumbled around in the store a bit and am really confused as to how to go about using Windows 8 in the way that I've been using the earlier editions for years!
A couple of weeks ago, several CS6 apps began having launch issues on my Windows 7 workstation. I spent some time trying to solve the issue, but due to a heavy workload, I ultimately decided to purchase a new hard drive and quickly reinstall everything. I decided on a multi-boot environment with Windows 8 on the new drive.
To boot into the desktop I used Start8: http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
To get rid of that annoying lock screen on boot I did this: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/disable-the-lock-sc reen-in-windows-8-forever/6257
With those two items resolved, I'm finding Windows 8 to be faster than 7, in both bootup time and in day to day activities. So far, all CS6 Cloud apps are working flawlessly.
I recently bought a laptop with Windows 8 and while I'm pretty famililar with PC's the dual metro/desktop mode is jarring and annoying. I do like the desktop improvements in Windows 8 but I do miss the start button. I recently tried this free app https://www.pokki.com/ to bring back the start bar and apparently you can boot straight into the dekstop with it.
From what I understand app/program compatability with Windows 8 should be really close to Windows 7. Going to try Creative Cloud on the laptop this weekend to confirm.I'm really tempted to upgrade my main Windows 7 desktop to Windows 8 to take advantage of the $40 upgrade price and if Creative Cloud & Pokki work on the lappy really well I'll probably go with it.