Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows "After acknowledging its Windows Blue codename publicly in March, Microsoft is getting closer to revealing all about the upcoming Windows 8 update. In an interview with The Verge this week, Microsoft's Windows CFO Tami Reller provided some details on where the company is heading with its Blue project."
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Ha
by p13. on Wed 8th May 2013 06:59 UTC
p13.
Member since:
2005-07-10

People don't like <dramatic> change.
Cue the whole ubuntu/unity mess.

2 cents ahead ...
I'm not a fan of windows 8. I think they should just strip the whole metro/modern/whatever monstrosity and call the release "We're really sorry, but this is what windows 7 should have been - ultimate".
Windows 8 has some nice performance improvements. It's memory footprint is better.

I like metro on windows phone. I think it looks nice, and it's easy to use.
Pure metro on a tablet would also be nice (what windows RT should have been).

BUT ...

They're sort of trying to converge the two ... and it's not working.

People don't want tablet stuff on their desktop, nor do they want desktop stuff on their tablet.
Give it up already, microsoft.
You've built your entire market share on backwards compatibility and familiarity. Stop trying to be relevant in ways you cannot.

Stop trying to "innovate" where people just expect things to work. Look at what Apple gets right most of the time. They -mostly- try to stay out of their users' ways. (Horrible, evil DRM-Appstore walled garden and stuff let aside)

-Kevin

Edited 2013-05-08 07:04 UTC

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RE: Ha
by Lennie on Wed 8th May 2013 15:14 in reply to "Ha"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

"It's memory footprint is better"

Maybe with running applications, but not with just a base install. At least that's what I've seen.

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RE[2]: Ha
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 9th May 2013 11:21 in reply to "RE: Ha"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

there is a difference between storage (the install) and memory.

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