Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Feb 2013 12:33 UTC
Windows "The public preview, first reported by win8china, will launch within the next few months, allowing existing Windows 8 users to test and provide feedback before Microsoft readies the final version of Windows Blue. We understand that Microsoft is aiming to only have one preview release for Blue. Features are still being prepared for Blue, but one of the biggest changes is an improvement to the search charm functionality." Whatever. Windows Blue needs to address two things: application loading times and in-application performance, and the Mail application. Everything else is fluff.
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Wish/Fix list for Windows 9
by chekr on Mon 25th Feb 2013 06:42 UTC
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1 - Snap between two metro applications should not have a locked ratio (80/20), a user should be able to use 50/50, 60/40 or whatever they like.

2 - By default no start menu, but can be enabled in registry

3 - Allow metro apps to be opened within a window in the classic shell

4 - Allow plugins in Metro IE (I miss lastpass badly)

5 - Uncripple the email client

6 - MS Office as a metro application

7 - Oh and they are Metro apps, not windows store apps...license the trademark or get a better name

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