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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 14-Sep-11 18:56:35
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Windows 8


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14915748

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I

Not bad. Where's the productivity though?

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Sep-11 19:01:23
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[re: camieabz] [link to this post]
 
Unfortunately a fair few people don't want productivity in the home, they want fancy nonsense graphics. Microsoft is delivering that to satisfy them but I'm confident will have also made many improvements to the proper side of the OS that corporations and power users will be using.

Most of this is designed really for tablet and touchscreen too, which will be nice, because Windows 7 isn't really suitable for tablets in all honesty. I may just buy a Windows 8 tablet when they are released now smile

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Standard User acpsd775
(committed) Wed 14-Sep-11 19:30:23
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and if anyone wants to get a hold of a copy to try win 8 download

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Sep-11 23:16:25
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I think it is utterly horrible and will be a compete failure.
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/369862/windows-8-full-de...

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 14-Sep-11 23:21:29
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You'll get used to it
There will still be a place for traditional, desktop-style applications. These will run from the Windows 7-style Desktop, which now appears as an app on the Windows 8 Start Screen. "The Desktop is just another app that you can launch when you want to," said Harris. "There are no compromises. When you want a mouse and keyboard you can have it."




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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Sep-11 23:23:15
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looks [censored] but I'll give it a download and see if it'll run in a VM machine so I can see what it is really like.

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Sep-11 23:23:20
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In the same way I got used to Gnome-shell.

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Sep-11 23:31:03
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It's tricky in a VM. It'll run in virtualbox with the right settings, and for vmware I think you need the latest version 8 to run it. You can boot it natively from a vhd file though.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 14-Sep-11 23:31:20
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Good point, can we expect Linnux to do their usual "me too" ?



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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Sep-11 23:41:54
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Thanks for that. Might be simpler for me to dig out another hard drive to install it on. Don't want to mess up my current dual boot and doubt it'll run well in vb anyway.

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