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Windows InfoWorld's Doug Dineley and Brian Chee round up the best new features of Windows Server 8. 'If you're a large shop struggling to manage hundreds of Windows servers, Windows Server 8 should ease the job. If you're a small shop trying to squeeze high-end capability from a low-end budget, Windows Server 8 has plenty for you, too. With Windows Server 8, everything from server deployment to high availability becomes smoother and more automated.' From multiserver management, to friction-free server deployment, to flexible live migration, 'whatever grudge you may hold against Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 8 will almost certainly make amends.'
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Metro Interface Sucks
by looncraz on Sat 17th Sep 2011 02:20 UTC
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I think the title says it all!

I've had Windows 8 Prev here in a VM for a few days, and I STILL can't figure out a simple way to shutdown - apparently no one will be doing that anymore...

There also appears to be NO WAY to disable the metro interface...

And the ribbon for Explorer just plain sucks dirty monkey scrotum. It isn't so bad when it is minimized (which, IMHO, should be the default).

I fear all this "dumbing down" of computers will result in people which are just as dumb. Technology should work to further man-kind, we should leave the weak minds behind, not cater to them!!

--The loon

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RE: Metro Interface Sucks
by zima on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 23:59 in reply to "Metro Interface Sucks"
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I don't think "dumbing down" is entirely fair. You would be probably relatively lost, too, when confronted with many tools, habits, necessities, requirements, and skills of some bygone eras ...or even present fields outside of your own (possibly even within it, but "alien" one way or another; there are many more operating systems than daily OSnews would suggest)

That's just what our minds are, limited capabilities and all; our civilisation is built on specialisation. Many past skills and activities, become either obsolete or "hidden" from us, leaving us free to focus on other pursuits. There's no particular reason why computing science and technology should be much different (especially if we are to believe that "its era" is in the twilight; XXI century supposedly being an era of biology & biochemistry)

The point of computers is to act as prostheses of our minds; you don't really want to bother with the prosthesis when focusing on the pursuits in which it is supposed to assist.

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