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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RE: Am I the only one?
by B.Jay on Thu 15th Sep 2011 07:02 UTC in reply to "Am I the only one?"
B.Jay
Member since:
2011-01-01

No, you're definitely not the only one...

So I got myself the VMware Workstation 8.0 upgrade and installed the Developer Preview.

After tinkering around with it for several hours - together with some friends and colleges - and resisting the urge to throw my PC against the wall...

From my/our point of view Metro perfectly aligns itself with Gnome 3, Canonical's Unity 2D/3D and KDE 4 in its current shape and form. It's sooo utterly useless for getting work done(TM) or managing your PC that I'm/we're out of words. (@possible critics: Yes, I/we keep in mind that this is a unfinished Developer Preview which can/will change on the way to RTM - that's actually what I'm/we're hoping for)

A "classic desktop" containing the start menu as we know it from Vista/Windows 7 simply HAS to be added, otherwise power users and admins won't touch it even with a 10 foot stick.

Just my two cents on what we see at this moment.

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RE[2]: Am I the only one?
by adinas on Thu 15th Sep 2011 13:49 in reply to "RE: Am I the only one?"
adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

So, all the desktop makers are committing suicide at the same time. nice. Didn't they ever hear of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

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