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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by BluenoseJake on Sat 16th Apr 2011 16:06 UTC 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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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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by BluenoseJake on Sat 16th Apr 2011 18:55 in reply to "RE[4]: ."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

You can change the shell, but why would you want to change the WM? If you change the WM, you lose Remote desktop, you lose compositing, you lose pretty much everything, they way Windows is written, the WM is Windows, it can't be changed.

Why you would want to is beyond me anyway, if you want another WM, use something other than windows, the two are synonymous.

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