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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RE[2]: Uhm
by bassbeast on Sat 29th Sep 2012 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Uhm"
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Sure its good...if you are on a tablet. on a desktop? Eeeew. Where MSFT blew it was refusing to accept cell phone and tablet conventions simply don't make any damn sense on a desktop.

Take the whole "turn the page" maneuver. Now on a tablet sitting in your lap, or a cell phone held between your hands? This move makes sense, its how we use books after all. on a desktop with a vertical screen or a non touch laptop this makes NO sense and is just awkward and wrong and if you have to do it on a touchpad its downright unpleasant.

Its a bad design folks, that's all it is, a bad design. Ballmer and Sinofsky decided to throw a Hail Mary pass because they couldn't give WinPhone 7 away and thought that by forcing the WinPhone UI onto desktop users when their contracts came up they'd buy WinPhones and WinTabs, at greatly inflated prices if the rumors are to be believed.

Will it work? well considering I've had a Win 8 desktop set up in my shop to play with and the response has been "Yuck!" or "stupid" I'm gonna have to vote no. I have a feeling this is gonna make Vista look like a hit, people will do just as they did with Vista and simply refuse to buy any unit that doesn't come with the previous OS. This is gonna hurt the OEMs badly, who are already reeling from all those Ultrabooks intel told them would sell which now gathers dust on the shelves, and I have a feeling they won't put up with tanking sales for long before they demand Win 7 to sell.

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