Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2011 23:33 UTC
Windows Today, at Microsoft's BUILD conference in Anaheim, California, Microsoft unveiled the biggest overhaul of Windows since Windows 95. The venue was not coincidental; in the same city, in 1993, during the first Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft unveiled Windows 95 for the first time. Steven Sinofsky, supported by an army of Microsoft executives, demonstrated a whole boatload of things for Windows 8, and make no mistake, they had a lot to show. Two important notes: the Windows 8 Developer Preview will be free to download later today (no activation, will be updated regularly, and includes the new interface), and Win32 is the past.
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First impressions
by Ventajou on Wed 14th Sep 2011 01:38 UTC
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I just installed the 32bits version of the developer preview on an older Dell: Pentium IV HT, 2.5GB of memory with two monitors on a Radeon 2400.

First thing I noticed: it works well and smoothly.

Second thing: the whole start menu has been replaced by the Metro UI. This is extremely confusing especially for mouse use. I know that's not even a beta so I'm sure they'll improve on this.

Oh and by the way, after many years of waiting, there is finally a taskbar on the second monitor!

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