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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.
*Gags* I willl never use that UI on a computer ever. Tablet I can see but never a computer.
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But what im really interested to see is whats under the hood and how it will affect us gamers / enthusiasts. If any.
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I apologize if someone already said this because I didn't read all 17 pages but...

Windows 7 is the XP of the next 10 years.

I made it about 1 min into that youtube video from the first page and couldn't take it anymore.
Edited by LastBucsfan - 6/3/11 at 7:03am
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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 Also, in ten years, we will still have to be designing for the (by then) out of date standards.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.
Err, aren't Vista widgets programmed in Javascript? It's already here on the desktop in that case.

I don't entirely understand how EEE is relevant here, I think you've skipped ahead of me...
I don't see how Microsoft can own those standards - HTML has been around for YEARS, and I don't see how Windows can change it. I guess they could extend the standard (a la Intel & MMX), but if it only applies to their OS, who cares? If it's any good, and Microsoft open-source it, it'll be adopted for all. If they don't, it's destined to only feature on their desktop. I don't see how it can affect the non-M$ world
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Originally Posted by LastBucsfan View Post
I apologize if someone already said this because I didn't read all 17 pages but...

Windows 7 is the XP of the next 10 years.

I made it about 1 min into that youtube video from the first page and couldn't take it anymore.
Exactly. That's the problem you didn't watch the whole vid
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What can I say M$?



Let me give you a quick lesson here...

PCs are Sold by the Billions & Tablets sold by the 10's of Millions (Less than 40 Million Combined)...
Phones on the other hand I'm not sure, but I'm not a Phone person, I'm a PC person...

I look at computers like people getting married...

If the Person married a Desktop PC they will most likely have a long enduring and happy relationship...
If the Person married a Notebook/Netbook they will most likely become unhappy or find their marriage broken, and often soon...
If the Person married a Tablet they will find their marriage unsatisfying and look for something better...
If the Person married a Phone, they will not only end up in divorce, but they will have to pay alimony monthly.

In the tablet market, often users don't want to become married, but with the price tag, it's impossible to flirt like Phone users do, and phone users never really want to settle down, they have affairs with Phones, and have to pay for those affairs dearly.

Those who are smart marry a young Desktop PC that is high quality & stacked to the max, this way the user can not only enjoy the PC, but do whatever they want with it as well, unlike Notebooks / Tablets / Phones which can be unsatisfying & even unable to captivate your attention.

You can only play with pictures so long before you want your mouse and keyboard back, and if you didn't catch that tablet and phone users, you cannot be productive with a Computer Phone, PDA or Tablet, sorry... (Imagine trying to text all that with your blackberry, meh!)
Edited by _GTech - 6/3/11 at 7:48am
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This interface is ofcourse optional for touch devices, Windows 8 navigation will be just like 7 normally.
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God that's not the direction I was hoping they would go in. I guess I'll be sticking with 7 well after the 8 release.
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I see Windows 8 being more about # 3 Option...

Windows Store - Online Purchasing through Microsoft for ALL of their products (other than the OS probably).
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That UI is crap ugly, I see that you can use the standard UI. Which 99.99% of the people who get Win 8 will use the old UI.
So why switch from Win 7 ?
Is there a MAJOR performance increase of some sort? I'm thinking not...

In Windows 8 they changed the meaning of UI (User Interface) To UI (Useless Interface)
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