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Skipping it, that interface belongs in smart phones & tablets IMO.

Also, a new developing platform based on javascript and HTML5? sounds to me more like a web coding platform?
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Because it's still way way better than the alternatives.
Give Ubuntu or Linux Mint a try for a week. I bet you'll change your mind. If you don't want to learn NIX* commands, OSX has a nice front-end GUI for it. Hopefully ChromeOS in 3-5 years will become mainstream.
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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.
this
i don't think MS can be that stupid....then again...it is MS
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post #64 of 93
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User experience doesn't matter anymore, it's all about shoving more touch controls in.

Plus you have to toss in something about cloud and/or html5+javascript.

Fads > features.
I only wish you were wrong but I know you are right...
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Give Ubuntu or Linux Mint a try for a week. I bet you'll change your mind. If you don't want to learn NIX* commands, OSX has a nice front-end GUI for it. Hopefully ChromeOS in 3-5 years will become mainstream.
I use linux on a regular basis, windows is still far better for day to day use.
    
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windows 7 works just fine for me. Microsoft has a track record for good os, crap os, good os. This is shaping up to be one of those. Windows 9000 will probably be better or whatever they decide to call it.
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Looks like Windows 7 will be staying with me unless they release something jaw droppingly awesome with Windows 8.
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Give Ubuntu or Linux Mint a try for a week. I bet you'll change your mind. If you don't want to learn NIX* commands, OSX has a nice front-end GUI for it. Hopefully ChromeOS in 3-5 years will become mainstream.
I would love to give another O/S a try, even if for something new, but sadly my rigs are only built for movies and games. And in the latter part of that statement, Windows is what we got.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Windows, I just don't think the "give xxx a try" applies to the majority of people, especially those who use their computer mainly for gaming.
    
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Microsoft's releases are checkered with success:

Windows (Me) <-- fail
Windows XP <-- success
Windows Vista <-- fail
Windows 7 <-- success

Can we guess, based on this pattern, how Windows 8 will fair? (and let's ignore that skipping pattern examining older versions).
There is no pattern...

Windows 3.1 <-- Success
Windows 95 <-- Success
Windows 98 <-- Success
Windows ME <-- Failure
Windows 2000 <-- Success
Windows XP <-- Failure
Windows XP SP1 <-- Success
Windows Vista <--Failure (Even though SP1 was good)
Windows 7 <--Success

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I use linux on a regular basis, windows is still far better for day to day use.
How? Give some reasons at least.

Although all in all, it comes down to the individual user.
    
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A Javascript based OS, that may be very bad as far as malware goes. It should be very interesting.
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