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Windows is becoming like the CoD with the damn near yearly releases... Not good.
It's always been 2-3 years
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Oh god, Burn it with fire!
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At first I was thinking this was crap - I watched all 32min of this vid and now I think this could be fantastic. It would make compatibility almost endless between devices!

The screen you guys are all lo0king at in pics is just the start menu l0lz, and probs only a ruff idea of what it will look like in the end, im sure they will sexy it up before it drops.

If you watch the vid you will actualy see its just like a normal windows 7 UI with a tiled more in depth start menu.
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Still not sold. Only time will tell.
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At first I was thinking this was crap - I watched all 32min of this vid and now I think this could be fantastic. It would make compatibility almost endless between devices!

The screen you guys are all lo0king at in pics is just the start menu l0lz, and probs only a ruff idea of what it will look like in the end, im sure they will sexy it up before it drops.

If you watch the vid you will actualy see its just like a normal windows 7 UI with a tiled more in depth start menu.
i view it as an overly complicated start menu.

however, i believe that it's necessary to take risks in order to progress.
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I like it, the Windows Phone 7 platform has much potential, and a desktop version combined with the current Windows 7 will be awesome.

I am also looking forward for more interconnection between my mobile phone and my computer.
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" All of a user’s programs can be viewed as tiles and clicked on with a touch of a finger. "

Sorry but i never liked the idea of touching my monitor with my fingers.

In other news:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I
Can you imagine the ergonomics of this thing. Imagine sitting at your computer for an extending time with your fingers touching the monitor, back pain anyone.
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Wow, after reading through the thread I was actually really surprised to find around a 95% dislike to the new start screen UI. Obviously everyone is entitled to their own opinions but I'll just throw this out there anyway.

If you think about it, Windows has really always looked and functioned the same way since Windows 95. Even though the OS has gone through numerous core changes, the concept of things such as hitting start and launching applications has stayed the same.

Today technology has changed drastically and we're moving more and more to a web based world (whether you like it or not) More people now own smart phones, tablets and portable devices with web integration and services on the go (iPhone, iPad, Android Tablets, Windows Phones ect) so everything really needs to adapt to that at some point, more so now. Microsoft's Windows and Apples Mac OS X in their current forms don't really incorporate this type of functionality, especially in terms of web based services. Both companies clearly understand that software needs to change just as quickly as the hardware does.

For consumers these days, the standard desktop OS is dying and probably will be a thing of the past in the next few years. With so many of these portable devices now being capable of internet and video nobody wants to sit down at a desktop or even a laptop machine just for those tasks.

Microsoft have had to step back and think about how they can change Windows to adapt to both today and tomorrows world and Windows 8 is the first big step to just that. Windows on your traditional desktops, laptops and now Tablets, Slates and other SoC devices. In my opinion they already have a very smart and solid platform to build on, that being Windows Phone 7 which we are beginning to see elements of in Windows 8 now.

I think this change is what is needed now for Microsoft to stay current with today's technology. It's very innovative indeed when you compare it to other competitors like Apple and their upcoming Mac OS X Lion.


On another note: For those of you who don't like the new Start Screen or are simply reluctant to change, then you can always just stick to the classic Windows desktop and choose never to go to the Start Screen. As mentioned by Jullie Larson Green at the D9 conference.
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/facepalm

Hate to inform you but Windows 7 is just rebranded Vista.

And Vista is pretty amazing.
Windows 7 is to Vista as Windows 98 was to 95. Yes, they're very similar, but there are differences; one of which being UAC in Windows 7 isn't nearly as intrusive, and there are multiple levels (not just on or off).

As for the UI in "Windows 8" I don't like it. For a mobile device (e.g. tablet) might be handy. I don't know, haven't used it. Even if it is functional, however, it's ugly. So the fashion's come full circle has it? Prettier, fancier, 3D graphics now turning back the clock to simple, flat, duotone style? At least they've made it optional for the Desktop side, but it better not be turned on by default--Microsoft's residental users will not appreciate the change.
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Oh god, kill it, kill it with fire!!
+1!

I guess the board of directors at M$ wants to frag Ballmer with this garbage - just like they fragged him with the sadness Vi$ta was...

MS should stick with Win7 for a while, and I mean like five years, until some real technology comes along that would make fundamental change really required. Most people haven't even converted from XP yet - got to get them onto Win7 before coming out with garbage that will see people flee to OSX...
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