Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 17:19 UTC
Windows Four years ago, July 2007, Microsoft released the first few tidbits of information about Windows 7. Vista had just been shipped, and it wasn't received well - both by critics and the marketplace. During these days, I argued that for Windows 7, Microsoft ought to scrap the Vista userland, and build an entirely new interface and userland on top of Windows NT, while maintaining a 'classic' Windows version on the side for business and other reluctant folk who want to see the 'new' Windows mature a little bit first. While they didn't do this with Windows 7, they are doing exactly this with Windows 8. Ladies and gentlemen, Windows 8 is the first 'cut the legacy'-release we've all been waiting for - and Microsoft couldn't have picked a better time.
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Uh, Thom? It's stil the same OS.
by IanDumych on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 21:37 UTC
IanDumych
Member since:
2009-02-02

Thom, seriously. Did you even do any research before you wrote this? Here's some screenshots showing the fact that this is still the same old win32.

http://blog.mattatobin.com/2011/04/30/update-windows-classic/

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Another one who didn't read AT ALL.

It IS the same operating system. It IS Windows. I never claimed ANYTHING ELSE. Point me to where I claim this isn't Windows. Point me to where I say this is a new operating system or a new kernel.

I dare you.

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

I think the point that everyone is taking issue with is that you wrote ...

Windows 8: The Legacy-less Windows We've Been Waiting for


... and its just not the case that Windows 8 is 'legacy-less' by any stretch of the imagination.

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