Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Apr 2011 23:13 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 build 7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508 contains a number of references to a brand new feature in Windows: Portable Workspaces. Microsoft will allow Enterprise customers to create USB storage driven copies of Windows. 'Portable Workspace is a Windows feature that allows you to run Windows from a USB storage device', notes Microsoft in its description of the feature inside Windows 8." So, yeah, something we've been waiting for in Windows since, well, forever. Also, push notifications, a screenshot tool and a new webcam application have been discovered as well.
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RE[2]: .
by d.marcu on Sat 16th Apr 2011 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE: ."
d.marcu
Member since:
2009-12-27

Not really. Yes you can install something extra but it runs on top of the default DE and uses extra resources. In UNIX, if your computer can not run KDE or Gnome, you can replace them with LXDE or something lighter.

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RE[3]: .
by BluenoseJake on Sat 16th Apr 2011 16:06 in reply to "RE[2]: ."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

No, that is not true, all you need to do is replace the shell registray entry with an app or shell of your choice. It does not theme windows, but you can replace the entire shell with KDE for win, litestep, you name it.

I have even replaced it with Visual Studio, when I needed to get some work done, and didn't want any distractions.

A theme does not mean the shell. If you want Windows to look like OS X, or XFCE, then please, use one of those. There is no advantage (especially with Windows 7) to replacing the WM.

Edited 2011-04-16 16:07 UTC

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RE[4]: .
by d.marcu on Sat 16th Apr 2011 18:00 in reply to "RE[3]: ."
d.marcu Member since:
2009-12-27

Well i remember that i tried a few years ago (when there was no kde port for windows) to replace my DE on windows xp and the only way was to install a alternative DE but that was something like a new DE running fullscreen (not a theme), so you where not able to remove the default DE on xp, like let's say you have kubuntu and remove kde and replace it with gnome or xfce. And in the first message i wanted to say that ms would give users different DE in an official way, to make win 8 available for those who do not change their pc every time a new windows comes along.

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