Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 13:03 UTC
Windows "An early build of Windows Blue, the next version of Windows, has leaked online. Build 9364 has been made available on file sharing sites and includes some of the new changes that Microsoft is building into its significant Windows 8 update. Leaked screenshots show that the company is bringing smaller Live Tile arrangements to its Start Screen, along with greater control over the color personalization options. Other improvements include a number of new options in the Windows 8-style settings screen. SkyDrive options are present, which appear to show greater integration and control over device back ups and files. There's also an app settings section that surfaces options to change default apps and information on app sizes." Very welcome improvements - but unless there's significant speed and performance improvements, this is all for naught. Update: Woah, a 50:50 split view! They are listening! Update 2: Steve Troughton-Smith details that the split can be any size, and that you can also split three and four applications.
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RE: In 2013...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 13:45 UTC in reply to "In 2013..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

You can say this of any modern mobile platform these days. Look at iOS and "multitasking" and copy/paste, for instance.

Sad, but true.

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RE[2]: In 2013...
by bowkota on Sun 24th Mar 2013 14:47 in reply to "RE: In 2013..."
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12

You can say this of any modern mobile platform these days. Look at iOS and "multitasking" and copy/paste, for instance.

Sad, but true.


I did stress the words Desktop OS; quit an important difference.
You're referring to Mobile Operating systems, which were running on single CPU devices at 500MHz until very recently.

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RE[3]: In 2013...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 14:49 in reply to "RE[2]: In 2013..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You're talking about Metro, which is an environment for *mobile*. Windows 8 can do snapping of any size in the desktop.

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RE[3]: In 2013...
by gagol on Sun 24th Mar 2013 23:30 in reply to "RE[2]: In 2013..."
gagol Member since:
2012-05-16

I remember a single CPU computer I had back in the days. It ran 33MHz on "turbo" and yet had graphical interface, copy/paste, multitasking and was capable of displaying more than 4 application at a time.

Everything old is new again... patented with "on a phone". Where is the innovation?

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