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Windows 8
« on: June 15, 2011, 10:05:03 am »
Well, it's (not too far away) that yet again Microsoft will be dishing out its latest os, windows 8. Is it just A addon to windows 7 like windows 7 to vista? No. This is a COMPLETELY redone operating system, and built from the ground up for none other than tablets. However, this does not mean it will become an android/iOS like operating system. No, this os still has the regular old functions, tied in with a completely new GUI and optimized for tablets, however still maintaining great for non-tablet PC's. This system is not only the newest os for intel/amd fans, but now they are rolling out the ARM version SoC (System on a Chip). What does this mean? I have no idea ;D. But nonetheless, this will be able to produce smaller processors that are not only more energy efficient, but cost effective as well, with better performance.

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 10:06:34 am »
EPIC.Knowing MS, they are maybe also creating a tablet PC. which is always epic.
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 10:07:22 am »
yes, there are rumers of Microsoft creating their own tablet's as well. More on the dell tablet, price is around $300 for the wifi model
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 10:08:07 am »
not too high price, nice!
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 10:10:59 am »
This seems good, but can it beat Android? I don't know :/

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 10:14:35 am »
I would say so, because of its responsiveness, 'snap' feature (seems to work very well) and the app sharing feature. Not to mention how quickly you can switch apps and all that. All of those thinks are explained and demonstrated in the event if you want to take the time to watch the youtube video :)
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 11:03:14 am »
If it is just for tablets, then I don't have any real interest. I'm happy with my laptop and PC, and I have a cellphone as well.

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 11:06:54 am »
I voted no: what does a tablet do ?
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 12:02:53 pm »
I'm a little disturbed about what is known about Windows 8 so far. To try and be concise about this, since we don't know everything yet: my two main concerns are Windows 8 on desktops/laptops and development.

This sums up my issues with development for Windows 8 quite nicely- it's primarily a lack of information and communication from Microsoft.

My concern with Windows 8 on desktops? I think the Metro-style UI is quite nice for tablets, but I can't imagine using it on a desktop or laptop. Yes, there is a Windows 7 desktop available, but the key question in my mind would be: is the Windows 8 UI intended as an alternative or as a replacement? If it's intended as a touch-focused alternative, with the Windows 7 UI (or not necessarily that but a more conventional desktop), I don't really have a problem. But if it's intended as a replacement... I don't see myself using that sort of UI with a keyboard and mouse, especially not for more complex applications like an IDE, word processor, and so on.

I don't really see the value of a tablet as opposed to a laptop for someone like myself. If I were to consider one, I'd pick up an Android tablet over this, but I don't know enough about Windows 8 to make an informed decision yet, though.



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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 12:13:56 pm »
I'm a little disturbed about what is known about Windows 8 so far. To try and be concise about this, since we don't know everything yet: my two main concerns are Windows 8 on desktops/laptops and development.

This sums up my issues with development for Windows 8 quite nicely- it's primarily a lack of information and communication from Microsoft.

My concern with Windows 8 on desktops? I think the Metro-style UI is quite nice for tablets, but I can't imagine using it on a desktop or laptop. Yes, there is a Windows 7 desktop available, but the key question in my mind would be: is the Windows 8 UI intended as an alternative or as a replacement? If it's intended as a touch-focused alternative, with the Windows 7 UI (or not necessarily that but a more conventional desktop), I don't really have a problem. But if it's intended as a replacement... I don't see myself using that sort of UI with a keyboard and mouse, especially not for more complex applications like an IDE, word processor, and so on.

I don't really see the value of a tablet as opposed to a laptop for someone like myself. If I were to consider one, I'd pick up an Android tablet over this, but I don't know enough about Windows 8 to make an informed decision yet, though.

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 12:32:15 pm »
THAT IS AWESOME. (How do you close out of apps?)

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 12:33:45 pm »
Hm, seems it's the current trend, redesigning the UI of a desktop OS so it's optimized for small devices such as tablets and netbooks. Hope they won't do like Ubuntu, many people hate Unity because of that. And I see this from here: many people gonna hate Windows 8 because they changed everything.

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 12:37:17 pm »
I don't want my pc to be a smartphone D:
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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2011, 12:37:44 pm »
THAT IS AWESOME. (How do you close out of apps?)

What's awesome about it? I can't see it :P This is yet another tablet, like Android or iPad or HP, or Blackberry. I think the design looks gorgeous though, but that's all they invested in :P

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Re: Windows 8
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2011, 12:41:18 pm »
I don't want my pc to be a smartphone D:
"There are no windowed, but screen filling applications." Sow... Why is it called windows again?
Lol. They are already failing here. Haters gonna hate just because of this.

And how will Windows 8 Professional look like? I hardly imagine workplaces or even servers using this UI. Hope they won't kill these good ol' windows, or else Windows won't be Windows.
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