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AMD better start making better video drivers for Linux fast.
Valve, where's Steam for Linux?
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Saving judgement for beta. People always get freaked out by rumors without proof.
    
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HTML5 and Javascript as the main dev platform for Windows, yea...I don't think so. You don't make a high performance OS on either of those. Now that's not to say Microsoft might be making some radical changes in how the OS integrates with the Internet, especially on tablets, but there is some serious overreaction here. Microsoft has plenty of business and professional applications and users, it isn't like they're going to just abandon the millions of school, business, and desktop PCs their OS is used on just to support tablets in a special way. I predict that Windows 8 will be completely backwards compatible with Windows 7, and won't be radically different for desktop computers.
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I don't think Windows 8 is made for the PC market really. Well, not now. Too little people actually have touch screen LCD's and I think this is more compatible with tablets and laptops and even phones.
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Seems like a good concept, but it would be rather inefficient to use with your mouse. I think for a desktop usage, the system we have now for navigating is much better.

I also cringed at the languages being used for Windows 8. Let's not even mention third-party drivers, that was the plague for Vista till developers got on the bandwagon.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post
AMD better start making better video drivers for Linux fast.
Valve, where's Steam for Linux?
quit yer wine-ing!
post #18 of 93
Just... No.
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post #19 of 93
If you watch the vid it's just the way they intend to simplify the UI and try to leverage the potential that Apple has shown with it's app store. Having a very straightforward and unified way for content developers to deliver their application so it can be sold in the marketplace in a "revolutionary and magical new way" for $0.99 USD is what this new interface is about.

I'm looking forward to replacing my Ipad with a windows 8 device at some stage.
I saw that the win7 backend and "PC" is still there as always and I'm sure that it will be simple to disable the new UI and stick to the new "classic" interface that is Windows 7.
post #20 of 93
This looks like a windows millenium edition disguise...somehow it seems this os will turn out to be worse then vista was....skipping this generation for sure....windows 7 is as good as xp was in its time and aint there no better os then that for a windows user right now or during the time windows 8 is sold!
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