Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Apr 2011 22:12 UTC, submitted by cnkt
Windows It looks like Microsoft's "shhh... let's not leak our hard work" plea to Windows 8 testers has fallen on deaf ears, as an early development milestone of Windows 8 was leaked in the wild. The shots are remarkably boring, since it looks exactly like Windows 7. Duh.
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Nt 6.1?
by Elv13 on Thu 14th Apr 2011 00:16 UTC
Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

so nothing have changed apart from an arm port? They plan to ship a "new" OS with only some GUI tweak ask users to pay for a skin? Look like OSX to me. At least we can expect some new API! Oh, wait, they are going to be Windows8 specific, are they? Great, an other nice library level lock to prevent Win7 from using them while they are compatible with the base system.

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RE: Nt 6.1?
by dvhh on Thu 14th Apr 2011 05:20 in reply to "Nt 6.1?"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

it's not like OSX got API exclusive to most recent version of the OS.

But again, I agree that right now it look pretty *meh* to me.

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RE: Nt 6.1?
by Tuishimi on Thu 14th Apr 2011 14:29 in reply to "Nt 6.1?"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

It is an early build that was done about the time IE9 arrived. There have been 7 more months of builds and another 6 to go before the beta is even ready.

Not sure what you were expecting from this?

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RE[2]: Nt 6.1?
by Elv13 on Thu 14th Apr 2011 19:04 in reply to "RE: Nt 6.1?"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

6.2, or better, Win7. The NT kernel is quite good, but not to the point to call it perfect and not work on it anymore. Its like they did nothing since 2006. 6.1 from Win2008R2/Win7 was mostly a bug fix release. I am not saying its a good metric, because I know they dropped some bloat in 6.1, but the overall thread count and file size have not changed between Vista and 7, so even if dropping some code helped keep the ratio, I dont think it account for much. Microsoft love legacy, so they can drop APIs, even hidden ones.

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