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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
seems like everyone is going to tablets and touch screen laptops these days, and desktop's are a small market it seems now days, so it only makes sense for Microsoft to make an OS for people that are the biggest market.
Yeah but their main operating system! Create a separate system like iOS...

Unfortunatly Apple is doing this same thing with the New OS X Lion by adding a bunch of iOS like gestures and such to the main Mac OS X....

Fail.
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It looks pretty cool to me, and i think it will help people who aren't so computer literate, which can only be a good thing as it'll help bring people together i think.

Personally im not interested in sitting at my desk touching a screen, but for a pc for family use i can see it looking promising.
This, my friends & family who don't really know computers but use them will love it if everything is more simple.
As long as all the useless bloat can still be stripped out & work in a way I like it'll be OK (I hope). If not, sticking with xp & 7.
    
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Yeah but their main operating system! Create a separate system like iOS...

Unfortunatly Apple is doing this same thing with the New OS X Lion by adding a bunch of iOS like gestures and such to the main Mac OS X....

Fail.
If you don't have a touch screen, then it'll look normal (it won't look the way it does in the video because the video is showcasing the touch-enhanced interface).
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If you don't have a touch screen, then it'll look normal (it won't look the way it does in the video because the video is showcasing the touch-enhanced interface).
Yep I understand that. But you can be sure that some of that will make it over to the regular system.

Doesn't window 7 have some of this stuff already? I can kind of remember them talking about it years back.....

I don't care what they put in as long as it can be turned off.
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Yep I understand that. But you can be sure that some of that will make it over to the regular system.
According to this, it will look normal for people without touch screens:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/m...et-prototypes/


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There'll be two kinds of applications for Windows 8, one that runs in a traditional desktop, and the other pseudo-mobile apps based on HTML5 and Javascript
It would be bad business if Microsoft took away what we're used to. So it looks to me like the main purpose for Windows 8 is to be a much better version of Windows for touch screens while still offering improvements to the traditional interface without changing what we are accustomed to.


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Doesn't window 7 have some of this stuff already? I can kind of remember them talking about it years back.....
Yeah, but Windows 8 (this is its code name) is very different. One reason is that this is being developed from the ground up while still giving us what we are used to.


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I don't care what they put in as long as it can be turned off.
If you don't have a touch screen, then you may never see this because it'll all be configured during the installation.
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lol thank you

It's nice to see someone read my post!
It's nice to seem some people have brains... And eyes... They do show the alternate interface in the video...
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It's nice to seem some people have brains... And eyes... They do show the alternate interface in the video...
lol thank you!

Although, I think that is just the "file system". However, I am willing to bet quite a large portion of my valuables that this will all be configured during installation. So I'm saying that users who don't have a touch screen may never see this mobile device-like interface.
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Urgh. Just as I have not seen this plastered all across OCN already, they are just showing the demo of the touch features built into windows 8 to shut up all the tablet developers they had to bribe badly . I don't know if anyone has been keeping up to date with windows 8 development for longer than a week but... The actual desktop looks very similar to windows 7, a few major performance increase and some fancy new GUI stuff that fits in well with the core OS.



You will still be able to run everything as perfectly before in an OS that is completely non-restrictive to the end user. they even overhauled file structuring , gimicks like login and command prompt
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Windows 8 is just 7 less patched up. Give it time till it goes past a few patch Tuesdays.
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Windows 7 is already perfectly fine and capable.

I'll be sticking with it.

IMO I hate the thought of a touch screen PC (i know there's a keyboard/mouse option) but who would be comfy reaching forward arms outstretched the whole time while sitting on their PC. The gimmick would wear off very fast.
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