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Guys I am sure the fancy desktop UI is akin to Aero. A pretty addition that can be turned off. MS is not stupid, corporations are their bread and butter. They would never force a new interface on corporate clients, especially one that resembles a cell phone.

I do expect this UI to be the standard for the phone and tablet versions of Windows 8. Why internet reactions to things are so extreme is beyond me.
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We're gonna have to skip this one just like many did with Vista.

Windows XP -> Windows 7 -> Windows 9
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I'll probably get it for the xbox support ;D
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Seriously, what is wrong with people. There is a video, stop saying "well if its optional," because YES it is, if you would watch the video instead of whining, you would know this.
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I won't say much about the UI. It's not complete.

I will comment on the programming interface. Javascript and HTML 5 DO NOT belong in a desktop UI (Nokia, note this when pushing QML). Javascript isn't made for these projects. Web I accept because there aren't many alternatives, but I don't want that crappy language on my desktop.

Another problem: embrace, extend, extinguish

Who provides the backend for this HTML and javascript? Microsoft (and IE). With a large install base, this makes whatever parts of the standards they put in IE9 the defacto standard. Also, in ten years, we will still have to be designing for the (by then) out of date standards. We've already had this battle once.
Edited by hajile - 6/2/11 at 9:33am
post #156 of 239
this thread is an example of what is wrong with the internet and what is wrong with our culture at large.

people don't read. and then they don't even watch. yet they have an uniformed opinion that further uninforms other people. wash, rinse, repeat.

***sigh***
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hajile View Post
I won't say much about the UI. It's not complete.

I will comment on the programming interface. Javascript and HTML 5 DO NOT belong in a desktop UI (Nokia, note this when pushing QML). Javascript isn't made for these projects. Web I accept because there aren't many alternatives, but I don't want that crappy language on my desktop.

Another problem: embrace, extend, extinguish

Who provides the backend for this HTML and javascript? Microsoft (and IE). With a large install base, this makes whatever parts of the standards they put in IE9 the defacto standard. Also, in ten years, we will still have to be designing for the (by then) out of date standards. We've already had this battle once.
i am literally sitting in a live microsoft training right now and you would be amazed at how technology is moving toward merging all of these environments. just based on what i have observed so far what you outlined is the future.

you might want to read "Who Moved My Cheese." change is the only constant.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hajile View Post
I won't say much about the UI. It's not complete.

I will comment on the programming interface. Javascript and HTML 5 DO NOT belong in a desktop UI (Nokia, note this when pushing QML). Javascript isn't made for these projects. Web I accept because there aren't many alternatives, but I don't want that crappy language on my desktop.

Another problem: embrace, extend, extinguish

Who provides the backend for this HTML and javascript? Microsoft (and IE). With a large install base, this makes whatever parts of the standards they put in IE9 the defacto standard. Also, in ten years, we will still have to be designing for the (by then) out of date standards. We've already had this battle once.
Trust me, they know what they're doing.

EDIT: I bet my left nut you'll be able to disable anything, including the new UI.
Edited by paulerxx - 6/2/11 at 11:12am
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I think the OS is pretty cool. Here is a better video demo showcasing its features. The new UI is integrated to the system.

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I'm switching to Apple
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