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Runs well in Virtualbox from what I'm seeing. Feels a lot like an upside down, less refined Gnome 3, and I suspect it's going to be hilarious watching people who "hated" Gnome 3 defend some of the choices MS has made.
For my own part, it's probably great for tablets... shame I could care less about them. In desktop usage it's still far too disjointed, and MS seems to be infected with the same strain of utter retardation that Gnome has with regards to wanting apps to be full screen for no good reason. Pity really, because the raw performance vs 7 is truly something to be proud of.
Good performance, really?
Will there be a *real* upgrade from my trusty old XP64, at last?
Haven't done any heavy lifting with it yet, or loaded it down with my normal spectrum of software, but it definitely feels responsive in this VM. Boot and shutdown times are impressive, animation is fluid and apps pop up impressively fast. Can't say that it'll be an upgrade from a nearly ten year old OS in terms of performance, but it's absolutely more spry than Vista and 7 in it's current form.
I'd also like to congratulate MS on one of the things they did absolutely right. The integrated search is one of the best I've ever seen, and more than anything else in the preview it comes close to being a legitimate reason for the Metro malarky being included on desktops.
There is nothing trusty about XP64 :-)
uhh...it is called Windows 7 64
Yeah right Microsoft.
That might be fine for a tiny screens.
What about those with 24in Screens? And more than one of them.
I can just about tolerate Windows 7 but this is several steps to far in the wrong direction.
IMHO, everything since Server 2003 has been downhill (rapidly)
Who told you that you cannot have more than one application on full screen? As far I know you can split the screen in 2 or more applications. Edited 2012-02-29 18:37 UTC
How about an 83" in screen : http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/29/microsoft-windows-8-on-82-inch-g...
Gnome 3 has really grown on me lately, and I already have the Metro interface on my phone and Xbox, so maybe I'll like it. It's about halfway downloaded right now.
Definitely not putting it on my desktop PC though; I've got Win7 Ultimate and Arch Linux dual booting there and I plan to keep it that way for a while. I'll put it on the laptop since I hate the default Vista install anyway, again dual booted with Arch for when I want to get real work done.