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re: Windows 8 consumer preview in pictures
selinz   3/5/2012 7:03:45 PM
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From what I see, this is really the first significant operating change since Windows 95...

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przemek   3/5/2012 7:59:29 PM
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It looks to me that new Windows desktop has iPhone and Android look and feel.

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Bert22306   3/5/2012 9:07:46 PM
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So my two questions are: 1. Does Windows 8 require a touch screen? In some applications, like wall displays that the user can actually walk up to, no problem. In other cases, like wall displays that are impossible to reach, or even desktops where the largish display is somewaht out of reach, it would be nice to have an alternative to the screen swipe. My suggestion is a mouse pad sort of device, that a user can swipe remotely. Or even swiping with a mouse pointer, perhaps. 2. Remember how MS IE became intrinsic to Windows, during the reign of Win95? Once installed, you could not delete it, and eventually it became mandatory for Windows Updates? Well, is Microsoft playing this same game with Bing over Win8? I kind of got that impression from the pictures.

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KB3001   3/5/2012 10:19:45 PM
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It's too little too late IMHO.

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SylvieBarak   3/5/2012 10:54:59 PM
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Why do you say that? Just curious. I actually think it's got a lot of potential being able to span across such a large range of devices and work well with both touch and keyboard/mouse input. It's flexible, looks good and modernizes things quite a lot. What is it you think is disappointing about it?

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old account Frank Eory   3/5/2012 10:58:28 PM
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I can see a lot of consumer interest in the Metro UI for tablets and phones, but for non-touchscreen laptops & desktops, it strikes me as a little weird. All those tiles just make you want to reach out and touch the screen, or gesture at it or something like that...not use a mouse & keyboard.

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KB3001   3/5/2012 11:36:56 PM
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Microsoft are following (as you rightly point out in your article) rather than leading, and given their history in the PC market (monopilistic policies) it would take a lot for them to gain consumer trust in the mobile market. They are starting with a disadvantage already as a result, and it would take something truly innovative from them to redress the balance, something I am not seeing at all. That is why I said it is too little too late.

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Duane Benson   3/6/2012 12:44:32 AM
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I really hope they did a lot of work under the hood. The UI changes kind of look like: The moved the task bar to the right vertical, removed the "3D" shadowing on window borders and replaced a hierarchical menu structure with a bunch of single color boxes. I downloaded the consumer preview and, if I can get it installed in a virtual machine, I'll have an opportunity to see for myself. I do think Win7 was a big improvement over Vista, but I'm skeptical about Win8.

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_hm   3/6/2012 1:44:02 AM
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Too little and too late. Also, if MS can be number one in year or two, they should not go further with this product.

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Bert22306   3/6/2012 1:52:43 AM
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It isn't clear to me whether the big tile look is the only option for UI. However what ought to be clear to Microsoft is, they don't want to repeat the dud that WinVista was. So, I have to believe that some of my (our) first impressions are missing some optional UIs?

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