Previewing ‘Windows 8’

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  1. ronjor

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    https://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2011/jun11/06-01corporatenews.aspx
     
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    http://allthingsd.com/20110601/exclusive-making-sense-of-what-we-just-learned-about-windows-8/
     
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    tnx ronjor! :)

    i'm really looking forward to give it a try when the beta comes out.
    from what i gathered, it might be around september/october...
     
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    Wow, there's 2 user interfaces. The new one seems to be for tablets. On a computer, it doesn't seem productive.
     
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    The times are a changing. Let's wait and see. :)
     
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    No need for Windows 8 as Windows 7 is already very, very Good and anything is better than Vista is or was! ;)

    TH
     
  8. Noob

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    This preview looks like it's designed for touchscreens/tablets. I want to take a look on the PC version!! :D
     
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    Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a new PC
     
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    I'm wager the things that require new hardware will be features like a new DirectX version, something that will mainly affect gamers and require a GPU that supports it. Though, looking at the uptake in DX11 games, I doubt anyone will be in any rush.
     
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    If they are really planning on using that interface on the desktop then goodbye Microsoft. I hope Linux isn't planning that kind of stupidity because that is my backup plan.
     
  12. Kerodo

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    Ubuntu just did a major interface change with Unity, and a lot of people hate it. So anything's possible....
     
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    Remember ordinary users will like n use most of the OSes that MS will launch. MS people are not stupid about their business. They will not launch a thing that will be rejected by people in masses.

    IMO it,s a clever idea to use two interfaces that are inter-changable. If windows tablets supported a wide range of hardware and peripherals like windows PC then I have no doubt that they will become a serious rival against iPad.

    Inf act if both interfaces existed in same version and are inter-changable acc to user,s wish, it might be a major breakthrough. MS will put classic interface by default on desktops, laptops and netbooks and tiled interface in tablets/ slates. On top of this, users will be able to change it either way they want, on both the desktops/ laptops and tablets. I don,t know of any other OS in the wild that gives users such an incredible option. Still more to this- if you see the video you can notice that classic interface is running right underneath the tiled interface and it seems very easy to access files/ folders in the manner we access them in windows classic explorer. That is another great option non-existant in rival OSes( android n iOS). I suspect if they used same interface options, in the future, we will see every other laptop/ netbook coming with a touch screen, so that it can be used as a tablet if the user likes so. I have even seen touch screen laptops and pseudo-desktop monitors in the market even with current windows XP and Windows 7 which are no way touch-friendly.

    Let,s wait and see. I don,t think MS is going wrong here. Not at all I guess. It,s just my guess BTW.

    BTW my another prediction: after MS will launch this, you will see atleast few linux distros following a somewhat similar approach. They have to do this to stay in competition. And we still have to see what Apple comes out with, in reply to this. Very interesting indeed.
     
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    MS already said that Win8 will have the same system requirements or lower than Windows 7, so no need to get a faster machine ;) Look at the bootspeed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRLtXdWxWQ8 (it starts booting @ 0:19), it's about 10 seconds with a HDD (imagine booting with a SSD).
     
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    I really hope they don't push a tablet interface on desktop PC's or i'll say they are screwed. PLEASE MS. :)
     
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