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Why so many non-developers writing about features?

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  • Agreed. 
    Friday, January 27, 2012 5:06 PM
  • Yes, most people are erroneously taking the DP as a free upgrade but this is still a "General Questions" forum and this is where all kinds of feedback about the Developer Preview should come to, in addition to submitting it directly to Microsoft via the Send Feedback tool. Obviously that driver and 3rd party software issues (especially games) should be expected and perhaps delivered here and through the Send Feedback tool when the official public beta is released. And speaking of it, the only driver I'm having issues with is the audio one but I'm not complaining at this point as it is reasonable for this to happen and the generic, native driver can do the job in the meantime.
    Friday, January 27, 2012 10:21 PM
  • i am a home gamer and maybe even an ever so slightly advanced user with what some would call high performance high resource hardware and software that was sent an invitation to "The Windows developer Preview Install Fair". If this preview was meant only for developers why would they send an invitation to someone such as myself? i didn't seek out this preview as a free upgrade to Windows 8 and am quite sure i am not alone. Microsoft also made the preview available for anyone to download. Again, not a good way to keep this preview only in the hands of developers. Maybe microsoft was looking for feedback from advanced home users and gamers? I think some, not most, people may be using the preview as a free upgrade but i think average users are testing win8 dp and are offering opinions, support in the form of problems solved that they have experienced, and asking for help for problems they have been unable to solve in this open forum. The engineers on this forum are very helpful and seem to be sincerely interested in the problems of non-developers and offer possible solutions to them. It appears to me that the hosts of this forum have no problem with the people you would like to "get over it". It doesn't go unnoticed to me that steven even took the time to read and edit your thread when it wasn't even a development related question. Maybe somehow, in some small way, an average user with very little education could provide some type of information that would prove useful to microsoft? Maybe not, but microsoft is willing to take a chance on us and provide the preview to anyone it would seem.
    Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:06 AM