I hop in, from time to time, when I need help or find something interesting Sadly, I wouldn't really consider myself a real member of this forum anymore.Hi FC...Nice to see you're still around.
Win8 looks real great! Can't wait to test it...
I made the jump to XenForo after a series of vBulletin problems - it's a nice bit of forum software (and evolving fast). If you sign up you'll see some of the nice extras and handy ajax features. Shoot me a PM over there if you've got any questions on it .Nice forum though. I'll register some time soon, when we have more info about Windows 8. Didn't know about the XenForo forum software. How d'you find that? Looks pretty sleek.
I'm guessing they'll release a beta in a year or so
If they are indeed hoping for a Q3/4 2012 release (as news reports suggest) then it can't be too long before we start to have something resembling a beta. Personally, I'd like to see a Windows 8 release date after 2012, as it seems only yesterday that Windows 7 came along (and it does a great job).It could be within a few months. Seems that Windows 8 is moving along.
Totally agree with with your post - I'm trying to understand if the Metro UI is explicitly created for mobile devices, or if they are expecting it to run on a traditional desktop at all? Surely they can't expect the majority of users to use this on a non-mobile device. Seems strange to have a mix of GUIs like this - it's trying to get the best of both worlds, but perhaps a worse overall experience - i.e.: using standard Windows apps on a mobile device can't be too easy.My cursor, however, is not a finger. It doesn't need 150px of padding between icons, or huge tiles, or cards, or anything else that works well for a tablet. Trying to scale the tablet UI upwards for a PC--and doing a frankly terrible job of trying to hide the legacy UI behind the glitzy curtain--is as miserable as trying to scale a desktop UI down to the tablet level.
.....Ironic that after creating a desktop OS for tablets, we've got a tablet OS for desktops .
I totally agree DallasDad. I just bought my LCD screen a few months ago, I'm not going out to buy a $$$ touchscreen I'm not gonna use on my desktop PC.That's my take as well. Has Microsoft lost their mind?
That system is fine for tablets, but it strikes me as really stupid for a desktop. I have absolutely NO interest in such a dumbed down interface as that, and I have even less interest in a touchscreen.
As long as it took to get a good system like W7 and they're already working on how to kill it for something worse?
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