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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sun 24th Mar 2013 14:43 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

they haven't changed course until the start menu shows up again

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by cmost on Sun 24th Mar 2013 17:12 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

I couldn't agree more. Without the Start menu; the ability to run Metro apps in windows (side-by-side if desired); or an ability to bypass the Metro nonsense altogether in favor of a "classic" Win 7 experience, forget about it. I realize there are third party apps that accomplish all of these things, but Microsoft needs to start listening to its user base instead of pulling a Gnome and going it alone.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Nelson on Sun 24th Mar 2013 18:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Maybe Microsoft isn't pulling a Gnome
and maybe Gnome isn't pulling a Gnome.

Its quite possible, in fact, extremely likely, that your own thinking is at odds with what the majority of average users think, expect, or even desire.

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