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[3]: In 2013...
by gagol on Sun 24th Mar 2013 23:30 UTC 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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RE[4]: In 2013...
by Phucked on Mon 25th Mar 2013 10:01 in reply to "RE[3]: In 2013..."
Phucked Member since:
2008-09-24

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?


Aye.. lets not forget the Amiga OS could do that too on a 7mhz CPU with 512KB of ram.

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RE[5]: In 2013...
by zima on Thu 28th Mar 2013 16:06 in reply to "RE[4]: In 2013..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Unstably / with quite a few Guru Meditation errors thrown in...

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RE[4]: In 2013...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 25th Mar 2013 15:00 in reply to "RE[3]: In 2013..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The Screen. Small, high resolution active matrix, capacitive touch, gorilla glass.

The Battery. High storage capabilities, multiple recharge, small size.

The CPU. Powerful, battery sipping.

You could call all of that hardware, but there is a ton of invisible code that makes all of that work together in a cohesive fashion.

Once all of that was brought together it ushered in a new frontier. Where everything that was old and good needed to be ported over. You can cry about how none of it is new, but I prefer to marvel at the whole package and the new possibilities opened up.

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