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3/5/2012 10:39 AM EST
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kurukku   3/7/2012 9:43:37 AM
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Last week, I bought Asus ET2400 desktop with Windows7 touchscreen, 3D support. I wonder what is new in touchscreen even after such PC touchscreens, IPhone, IPad, etc. First of all, the initial look of Windows8 does not attract me. However, eager to see how the competition goes.. as a future innovator.

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junko.yoshida   3/7/2012 8:50:41 AM
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Rick has a point here. Vendors of each of these new devices always talk about "intuitive" UIs, but from users' standpoint, it's always yet another fresh learning and more trials and errors -- by fiddling with the UIs. It's one of the reasons why I remain skeptical about whether consumers are so eager to leave the familiar UI for yet another new UI just because the vendors say so.

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rick merritt   3/6/2012 10:23:03 PM
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I already have Android, iOS and Windows devices, plus a digital camera and MP3 player with their own UIs. Each was no doubt "intuitive" for their designers, but requires fresh learning for me. Alas! Now Windows will have a fresh UI in part to look hip. More learning for me. As always with new OSes, the question is what real new hardware do they enable. For Win 8 its ARM and touch screens. An important bit of catch up for Microsoft, but it doesn't really move the ball forward for the industry. Final issues that will determine its success: How robust is the OS and how fast is the responsiveness on various x86 and ARM SoCs?

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rick merritt   3/6/2012 10:17:24 PM
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We'd love to hear your "review" of the OS

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chanj0   3/6/2012 7:00:19 PM
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It seems to me that Win8 is going to be a "consolidated" OS for both tablet and computer. User has an option to choose between different UI - keyboard and mouse or, touchscreen. Win8, as well, consolidates the GUI of all platforms - smartphone, tablet and PC. It is a logical and smart move. Who would want to keep changing/ learning UI as they use different devices at any moment?

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chanj0   3/6/2012 6:53:48 PM
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Windows NT was designed ahead of the typical hardware capability at the time. NT was used in server for years before Windows 2000 took over.

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OmegaMan   3/6/2012 2:22:55 PM
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You forgot Win NT: very bad. Remember the BSoD?

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yalanand   3/6/2012 10:55:45 AM
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My guess is win 8 : Excellent. I admire windows for its ease of use and user friendly interface.

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elctrnx_lyf   3/6/2012 9:41:12 AM
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Microsoft should get this out asap to gain the market share of smart phone OS.

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agk   3/6/2012 8:24:52 AM
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seems to be great attempt by MS. Flexible,comfortable,easy and friendly to the users.Soon this will become the most liked OS.

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