Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 20:16 UTC, submitted by Bob Stein
Windows has just posted their 45-page, 40-screenshot review of Microsoft Windows 8. The review covers many different aspects of the OS including performance, security, application compatibility, and more. "Is Windows 8 a hit or miss? It's a hit, it is clearly Microsoft's most bold development in years, it probably beats out the transition from Program Manager (Windows 3X) to Windows 95, the move from Windows 9x to the NT Kernel. The Windows 8 platform represents so many things: truly touch centric, support for modern processor architectures, fast and fluid as Microsoft puts it and also represents where the majority of the world is heading when it comes to computing, entirely mobile."
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Comment by Gusar
by Gusar on Wed 26th Sep 2012 20:56 UTC
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So this OS is a hit because of the bold move of making it "touch centric"? Yeah, that makes total sense when my input devices are keyboard and mouse.

The world may be heading towards mobile, but that doesn't mean everyone is using tablets and only tablets.

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RE: Comment by Gusar
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Sep 2012 07:59 in reply to "Comment by Gusar"
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RE[2]: Comment by Gusar
by sparkyERTW on Thu 27th Sep 2012 13:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by Gusar"
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And the fact that so few pay attention to that is a prime indication of Microsoft's failure to address that significantly-sized audience.

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RE[2]: Comment by Gusar
by ze_jerkface on Thu 27th Sep 2012 15:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by Gusar"
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Oh really? Where is the classic start menu?

The Metro screen makes a mess of my neatly organized start menu in my developer box which ironically is filled with Visual Studio, Microsoft Office and SQL Server related software.

And no I cannot pin everything to the taskbar or fill the desktop with shortcuts. Why would I want to make a mess of my desktop?

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