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Mobile devices will never be 100% market share because of 1 MASSIVE downside to them. Comfort! People like to sit at a big desk on a nice chair with a huge monitor, spacious keyboard, large mousepad etc. It also makes no sense in a workplace to use mobile devices when desktop environments are more productive.

Back on topic - Win 8 looks great to me, the metro UI I'm guessing will have the same fate as windows media centre, for non-tablet users anyway.
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For those who'd like to try out Win 8 theme: http://omnimo.info/
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I like it.
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sigh* vista was great, it was poor at launch, but vista after sp1 and now sp2..it runs as flawless as 7, we have "7" because the name "vista" is tainted..so its a marketing scheme for a "new" OS. but it really isn't. win7=what vista was meant to be. but due to the high requirements at first, 85% of the ppl who jumped in, couldnt get it working "smoothly" because theyre on 10 yr old hardware which runs XP perfectly.
Vista is STILL garbage.
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I do not like that screen shot they have. It looks awful too me.
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The Windows platform is already well shaped. Creating custom GUIs should not be the companies focus on each release.

What windows needs to do is create an OS that is so light weight, that it fills an extremely small amount of space. This would make the OS quick, providing more resources to dated hardware, and able to run on older machines. This will give even tablets an OS that does not take away from the end-user experience.

Their second focus should be on performance. Although the first focus as elements of such, this is more geared towards the latest and greatest APIs, hardware, etc., that makes the overall experience faster. Hardware acceleration should be included on all fronts. The CPU and GPU should work hand-in-hand in every day tasks, the sound card should also be used for audio processing, etc.

Afterwords, they can release a different version designed around tablet use that uses the same backend code but on a touch friend GUI. GUI design, with the number of people in the field, is not that hard to pull off.

Their business plan should also change, much like how our gaming industry has changed. Extra features, DLC, etc., should be sold as add-ons to your OS. If you want a GUI change, pay a dollar for the new interface. If you want new features to your video editing software, pay a dollar to grab it. The only time a new OS should be released is if there are fundamental changes to your kernal, such as the addition of, lets say, directx 11.

In this case, they can sell their OS for 30-50 dollars while making even more off "apps/dlc" that they add to their OS. I'd be all for this.
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sigh* vista was great, it was poor at launch, but vista after sp1 and now sp2..it runs as flawless as 7, we have "7" because the name "vista" is tainted..so its a marketing scheme for a "new" OS. but it really isn't. win7=what vista was meant to be. but due to the high requirements at first, 85% of the ppl who jumped in, couldnt get it working "smoothly" because theyre on 10 yr old hardware which runs XP perfectly.
correction,

Vista = Win 7 Beta

Win ME = Win XP Beta


Microsoft has always done this =)

You pay to be there beta tester
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So im staying with 7.....F win 8!!! What in gods name is that!! if i wanted a mobile interface i would just hook up my phone to my TV and do HDMI mirroring and ZOMG a mobile baised UI on a big screen!!! :O
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So im staying with 7.....F win 8!!! What in gods name is that!! if i wanted a mobile interface i would just hook up my phone to my TV and do HDMI mirroring and ZOMG a mobile baised UI on a big screen!!! :O
If I wanted an interface that looked good and wasn't functional, I'd use a Mac!
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Vista is STILL garbage.
Yeah, I hate to say it, but vista was a flop in all ways. Benched lower than windows xp... but wait...

http://benchmark3d.com/black-ops-win...s-xp-benchmark



Does that say that XP was better than windows 7? Lulz, just something to think about.

In relation to the Windows 8 thing, The apps look...
At first I was like...
Then I was like...
Then I was all...
It is not as bad is it looks... once the bugs are gone, I will be going to windows 8 without a second thought.

I DID do a benchmark or two on my own. Did get slightly higher FPS on games, not too noticeable tho.. And the old comprssion benchmarking, once again, slightly quicker, so Win8 may look gimmicky, but don't let that fool you... it IS gimmicky. But not in a bad way.

Give it a try guys, not as bad as you think it is. It's not too large, just set it up on a separate partition.
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