Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 18:41 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will have both the new Metro-style applications and user interface and the traditional Windows 7 desktop for legacy applications, which kind of runs like an application. Since legacy applications have to be recompiled to run on ARM anyway, it's always been a bit unclear if the ARM version of Windows 8 would include the legacy desktop at all - even Microsoft itself confirmed it wasn't sure yet. Microsoft bloggers Mary-Jo Foley and Paul Thurrot have fresh rumours that Microsoft has now made the decision to remove the legacy desktop from the ARM version.
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RE[3]: the new vista
by lucas_maximus on Sun 4th Dec 2011 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: the new vista"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Signed drivers are a good idea, I won't install any driver on my system if it isn't WHQL.

People forget how bad Windows 2000 and Windows XP at RTM ... I held off until Service Pack 2 of Windows XP.

Vista while initially had some problems was fine after Service Pack 1.

The latest version of Vista is pretty much Windows 7 underneath and Vista UI on top.

As for the OP, saying Win8 will be another Vista ... The Platform Preview is pretty damn stable considering it isn't even Alpha.

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RE[4]: the new vista
by Alfman on Tue 6th Dec 2011 08:39 in reply to "RE[3]: the new vista"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

"Signed drivers are a good idea, I won't install any driver on my system if it isn't WHQL."

Drivers can be signed without WHQL. At least it was your prerogative back then to choose the Microsoft certified drivers over the latest stable drivers available. For all we know, your choice may have been partly responsible for your windowx xp instabilities, I certainly experienced problems with WHQL drivers that were fixed by updating.

Anyways I think you missed the point of my post, which was that vista had poor hardware support not because of lack of compatible drivers, but because microsoft policy was to forcefully disable them on user machines.

Edited 2011-12-06 08:46 UTC

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RE[5]: the new vista
by lucas_maximus on Tue 6th Dec 2011 20:05 in reply to "RE[4]: the new vista"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

available. For all we know, your choice may have been partly responsible for your windowx xp instabilities, I certainly experienced problems with WHQL drivers that were fixed by updating.


Err it was more like XP is dated as hell, and I was noticing the cracks after using something better,

Anyways I think you missed the point of my post, which was that vista had poor hardware support not because of lack of compatible drivers, but because microsoft policy was to forcefully disable them on user machines.


I get the point of most of your posts which are to discredit Windows at any opportunity you can.

I find it funny since I used Linux for 10 years now, IRIX for 6, MacOSX 3 yeras and OpenBSD for 4 years ... that people still think I am biased for liking Windows First ... guess what it has it problems ... but most of them are a right click away ... not editing text files.

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