Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 22:57 UTC
Windows "The new changes include several new lock-screen images, the Windows Store tile is now green, and the small magnifying glass in the bottom right corner when you scroll has changed to a simple square. While nothing major, they are representative of the across-the-board tweaks we expect to see when the Release Preview hits the digital shelves in June." So, nothing to address the core issues with Windows 8's mouse/keyboard-hostile environment. Sad.
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RE[2]: Three screenshots..
by Nelson on Sat 12th May 2012 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Three screenshots.."
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Because three screenshots a release makes, right? This ani Widows FUD has reached a fever pitch.

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RE[3]: Three screenshots..
by Alfman on Sat 12th May 2012 16:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Three screenshots.."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Nelson,

"Because three screenshots a release makes, right? This ani Widows FUD has reached a fever pitch."

You are being ridiculous. The screenshots aren't the basis for criticism at all, but the sources who used it said that the screen shots were representative of all the changes since the preview. So unless you want to claim that the source is wrong or misleading us (that's a real possibility), then the fact is that all the previous criticism from our hands on experience still applies... how hard is that to grasp?? It's not FUD on our part at all, it's disappointment that no progress has been made according to the Chinese source. Heck maybe they should have leaked a full copy instead of screenshots to make themselves more credible.

Edited 2012-05-12 16:32 UTC

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RE[4]: Three screenshots..
by Nelson on Sat 12th May 2012 19:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Three screenshots.."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm suggesting we reserve criticism, at least on an unreleased build, until the build (which may or may not even be 8375) is released.

It's perfectly fine to discuss the Consumer Preview, because it does have real problems, and how they can be fixed. However, claiming that none of the issues have or will be addressed based on three or four screenshots is absurd.

I don't think the source is wrong, there will not be radical changes, but rather subtle tweaks and polishes to the UI to address some pain points especially regarding Mouse and Keyboard use.

Anyone who thoroughly dislikes the Metro paradigm won't magically like it come the Release Preview, but those, like me, who think it could work with some slight tweaks, will be much happier.

The Mouse+KB issue isn't TERRIBLE in Windows 8, just kind of klunky right now. I think, casting aside Metro criticism, this is a reasonable position to take.

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