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Old 13th December, 2012, 12:25 AM
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Exclamation The definitive Windows 8 review

Thanks to Tom's hardware we can have a better ideea about the new OS from Microsoft.

The Definitive Windows 8 Review And User Guide : Meet Microsoft Windows 8
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Up until the end of this summer, the new UI was referred to as Metro. But Microsoft's marketing department decided to change the interface's name to Windows 8 UI.
Yes, Microsoft's marketing department decided to change the name, BECAUSE METRO AG THREATENED TO SUE THEM FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT IF THEY DIDN'T - Microsoft: “Metro” out, “Windows 8-style UI” in, amid rumors of a trademark dispute | Ars Technica

Ok, to be fair that WAS 'a rumor', but the timing sure is coincidental.

The sum total of the review seems to be "Windows 8 is nice, if you have a touch screen, but you're still going to need a keyboard and mouse". In other words, it's much ado about, well, not much.

To be fair though, Microsoft is really only doing what everyone else is doing. IMO, they're all off their rockers (as I've commented about elsewhere; I am NOT a big fan of the current UI design ethos).

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we can have a better ideea about the new OS from Microsoft
I already have a good idea!

What I want is a better OS to to reject on principle!

As things are people might think I'm rejecting MS product just because everyone is rejecting their product!

(Do you still get karmic credit for acting on principle if it no longer cost you anything to act on principle?)

And besides, MS sins are starting to pale in comparison with the slavers at (Sn)Apple. At lest as far as I know MS never enslaved kids...

Thanks snapple you've given me my first good thing to say about MS in I don't know how many very principled years! ":O}
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(Do you still get karmic credit for acting on principle if it no longer cost you anything to act on principle?)
Sorry, karmic credits aren't worth anything more than an IOU.
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I guess it comes down to whose IOU your holding...

If it's JP Morgan..you could starve!
But if if it's the widow and her mite...you just might be in there.":O}
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As I told you guys a Kick ass OS with a lot of goodies on top! Can hardly wait to give it a try! :P
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(Do you still get karmic credit for acting on principle if it no longer cost you anything to act on principle?)
Yes that is equivalent with holding hands on Titanic's sinking deck singing Falalala lala lala.
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Ok I'll bite.in what way is it the:

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equivalent with holding hands on Titanic's sinking deck singing Falalala lala lala.
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Well you are a good sport, that way!
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I've been testing Windows 8 at work in a professional environment and there are a few cravats, but otherwise, its running pretty fast and consistently.

I'm starting to get used to the new Start menu even though its full screen. I have been able to organize it so I have my normal Start menu executables in place. So when I want to launch a program... I just move my mouse to the bottom left side of the screen and click.
Not so different from the other Windows Start button.

I don't really used the apps at all, so to me it just Windows 7 with a new Start menu. Thats all.
It still runs our legacy legacy legacy apps.... yeah, really old!

My major issues are the reality is most standard users are going to have a fit with it! I guarantee there will be calls all day to the IT department with questions like:
"how do I log off?"
"I installed a program, how do I run it?"

totally simple things in XP and Win 7
But I'm getting used to it and they will too.
I really think its fine as a Home Use Operating System, but in the workplace I see it causing a LOT of productivity problems.

"Where are my network drives?"
"How do I shutdown?"
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Well done Boo, you will get along just fine in no time!
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Yeah, I've always gotten along with different operating systems. As you already know, I plan to migrate all of my computers to Linux in the future.
Naturally I will still be using Windows at work since I'm IT and support Windows.
It fun to see what Microsoft is doing and the direction its going in, but I sill look forward to building more computers and saving $100 on the OS
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"how do I log off?"
logout


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"I installed a program, how do I run it?"
./nameofsillyexecutablefilehere


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shutdown -h now

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yeah I know, but thats Linux... and even using the Terminal is indimidating to most users.
Now imagine using Windows and not knowing where to click in your Graphical User Interface...
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My new machine has windows 8 preinstalled on it. From a enduser stand point and gamer I am fairly impressed with it. It is rather fast compared to 7 and Vista. The boot time is impressive. Driver support is not an issue so far. The start screen took about 5 minutes to understand and it isnt that bad if you organize it (im a neat freak with a start menu). The search feature is supremely fast. All in all I dont see a real issue with the new OS besides maybe the start screen, but if thats your draw back then install a start menu 3rd party app. I dont want to hear it well i shouldnt have to install something third party. IF you are a gamer or any kind of windows user YOU CUSTOMIZE THE OS AND REGISTRY to your liking so deal with it.

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Agreed! Windows 8 IS FAST! I havn't been able to prove its faster than Win 7, but the bootup is quick.
I havn't played any games on it either.
But I plan on replacing an XP box with Windows 8 for gaming purposes only.

Like I said... once you go to the desktop, its Windows 7. Even the computer management, control panel and all those behind-the-scenes GUI's are identical to Windows 7.
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Now imagine using Windows and not knowing where to click in your Graphical User Interface...
Could you try and keep this clean...we're a family forums Boo! LOL
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Agreed! Windows 8 IS FAST! I havn't been able to prove its faster than Win 7, but the bootup is quick.
I havn't played any games on it either.
But I plan on replacing an XP box with Windows 8 for gaming purposes only.

Like I said... once you go to the desktop, its Windows 7. Even the computer management, control panel and all those behind-the-scenes GUI's are identical to Windows 7.
At least it has a GUI at all times!
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At least I'm not talking about GRUB and YaST
And we thank you for that!!
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