Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 15:29 UTC
Windows I'm swamped with real-world work at the moment, so you'll have to settle for this quickie: the consumer preview for Windows 8 has been released. Go get it and report in what you find!
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RE[2]: Users target
by l3v1 on Thu 1st Mar 2012 08:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Users target"
l3v1
Member since:
2005-07-06

what is a waste of real estate? the start screen?


Well, my answer to that is: heeeelll yeaaahhh! Seriously... On a desktop, it just doesn't make any sense. Also, try to install 20-30 non-metro apps and see how it will look... unbelievable.

I'm hoping some 3rd party fellas will quickly make shell replacements available so we can ditch the metro junk.

I only use Windows for [most of my] development at work, but if W8 will remain as it looks now, I'm going to stick with W7 for a long time (since full switch to linux is unfortunately a no-go).

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RE[3]: Users target
by lucas_maximus on Thu 1st Mar 2012 10:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Users target"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I really like the new start screen, really easy to find applications.

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RE[3]: Users target
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 00:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Users target"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

so.... a screen that gets out of the way when you find what you are looking for is a waste of space?

A waste of space would be something that uses space in a meaningless way while you are performing the tasks that you opened a program for. A screen that out of your way while using a program does not count.

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