Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:41 UTC
Windows While I was fast asleep, Microsoft unveiled the SKUs for Windows 8 - and we're in for a surprise. Yes, after years and years of fully deserved mockery for releasing 343 versions of each Windows release, the company has seen the light and reduced everything to just four - of which only two, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, will be freely available in stores.
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Comment by ronaldst
by ronaldst on Tue 17th Apr 2012 12:04 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

> forced into an interface that just hasn't been designed for a mouse and keyboard. It's going to be a bloodbath.

Took me less than 15mins to get used to the new UI. Let it go Thom.

If you want something to rant on, talk about the collection of useless apps that came with the Consumer Preview. Or the no sideloading of Metro apps.

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RE: Comment by ronaldst
by n4cer on Tue 17th Apr 2012 15:44 in reply to "Comment by ronaldst"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

> forced into an interface that just hasn't been designed for a mouse and keyboard. It's going to be a bloodbath.

Took me less than 15mins to get used to the new UI. Let it go Thom.

If you want something to rant on, talk about the collection of useless apps that came with the Consumer Preview. Or the no sideloading of Metro apps.


It is possible to sideload Metro apps. However, it is currently an enterprise-focused feature. You sign the apps with your own certificate, and then deploy them either to images or running instances of Windows. The systems must be domain-joined to run the apps.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/uk_faculty_connection/archive/2012/04/03/in...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852635.aspx

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RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst
by ronaldst on Tue 17th Apr 2012 18:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by ronaldst"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Yep and that is not very useful for the average joe.

I guess it must not bother power users much. I'd imagine people making noise about this useful feature.

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