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    2 Star Lounger
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    Starting Windows 8.1

    What's with the fish?

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    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
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    It represents a Beta Fish, and this is a beta OS.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Rlfvt,

    You really don't want us to go there do you?
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!

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    The fish has been around since Beta Windows 7 days; Jan. 2009 or so?

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    We call him, Mr. Beta, for short

    Cheers,
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    You need to be a fish-ionado...
    BATcher

    Time prevents everything happening all at once...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    You need to be a fish-ionado...
    OMG, groan... but, clever

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    Quote Originally Posted by batcher View Post
    you need to be a fish-ionado...
    ouch

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    I've seen the fish before for both Windows 7 and Windows 8 Betas, but I didn't get the "Beta Fish" visual pun.

    A fun fact, Good to know.

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