Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 13:17 UTC
Windows So, we'll be getting our hands on the Windows 8 Release Preview in the first week of June. I'm interested in what they've done to improve the Metro experience for boring old mouse and keyboard users, and if they've managed to include applications that work (as opposed to buggy preview applications).
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Looking forward to it...
by Tuishimi on Tue 24th Apr 2012 14:38 UTC
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...I have decided to treat myself to a new SSD when 8 is finally released. ;) But I have been using W8 since the CP was released and while it does have several annoying problems (not talking about UI likes or dislikes, talking about hanging that seems to derive from some sort of I/O conflict, for example) that recur, it has been a pleasure to use.

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Able to boot?
by jessesmith on Tue 24th Apr 2012 14:49 UTC
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I tried both previews released thus far and neither would boot on my laptop (which runs Win7 without any problems). If the release preview doesn't boot either it's a sure thing I won't be upgrading.

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Comment by SustainedHavoc
by SustainedHavoc on Tue 24th Apr 2012 16:06 UTC
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Been trying out 8CP(quick analysis on software for work), seems too much change for the sake of change, not better for the actual consumer. I've bought my last Windows. Between Ubuntu, Mint and Android, I've seen no reason to ever go to 8.

Edited 2012-04-24 16:09 UTC

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Comment by lucas_maximus
by lucas_maximus on Tue 24th Apr 2012 17:08 UTC
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Edited 2012-04-24 17:09 UTC

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when you are that rich you can wear what you like :-p

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by Gestahlt on Tue 24th Apr 2012 18:45 UTC
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Also tried the Win 8 previews. I donĀ“t like it.
Im not talking about the bugs and the bees, but i dont like the all the new user experience.

The GUI makes me feel that MS thinks of me as an Idiot with bad eyesight and a shaking hand.

Nah, if you guys like it, great. Im always in for new GUI concepts and it is awesome that we get a bit away from all the classical concepts. But in the end, this is not my cup of Tea and the GUI that i like might come with the next $i releases or OSs. Right now i rather stick to my Win7 desktop or Gnome 2.x. I use the CLI for both systems btw. Its often so much easier.. or maybe im just too used to it.

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RE: Metro...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 25th Apr 2012 08:55 UTC in reply to "Metro..."
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classic is still there.

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RE: Metro...
by dsmogor on Wed 25th Apr 2012 15:48 UTC in reply to "Metro..."
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W8 was the 1st windows preview I ever installed.
In summary, seems that MS is preparing a tablet OS in a hurry while trying to convince everybody about magical synergies they could carry from desktop windows that simply are not there.
For me it's a pure publicity stunt to gain developer mind-share (standard practice that has benefited them in the past) and I simply don't believe MS will push metro hard on desktops.

Looks like the whole WP7 was more of the same: some nice animation framework working on one Quallcom SOC on top of aging WCE kernel they sold as revolutionary ecosystem enabler, LG and Nokia bought it and are in world of pain now. It must have been enough mess they are dumping it while pitching W8RT as the next big thing. I'll believe when I see it.

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RE[2]: Metro...
by zima on Sun 29th Apr 2012 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Metro..."
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LG is also heavily involved in Android for quite some time (and at least some of their devices are quite popular - GT540, Optimus One).
It's unlikely their problems come from WP7... (OTOH, as you can see, the two LG Androids that I remember are relatively low-end, that seems to be the problem of LG - the apparent failure to really push through large numbers of "premium", high-margin devices)

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Touchscreen upgrade
by avgalen on Wed 25th Apr 2012 15:05 UTC
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I having been using Windows 8 is my secondary OS for the last 6 months and I am really liking it. All the new is working quite nicely and all the old is still there. What I really would like is to update my laptop with a touchscreen though. Does anyone know of such an upgrade?

(I predict a lot of consumer demand for touchscreens on laptops, not just on phones and tablets)

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