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“The Windows team has made announcements about the platform for Windows 8. It’s based on XAML and C#, which is the same language run-time as we have on the phone. Over time you’ll see these things be aligned. We’ll have a tool story that’s great for developers, but we have not yet made any announcements about future versions of Windows Phone,” Belfiore said.
This should make it a little easier for the Windows Phone development. Aside that, I don't think most of us is thinking about jumping to Win8 just after it comes out. This article have also a little more details about future Win8.

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Edited by Xeroeth - 11/8/11 at 11:23am
    
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Windows 8 seems like a giant waste in terms of gaming. It brings nothing new to the table, other than Xbox 360 compatibility which isn't important to me.

Everything I see seems to indicate that Windows 8 is purely a gimmick. Genuinely, I think I'll stick to 7 until they offer some actual gaming improvements, I don't need any of those features. I'm not saying everyone should share my opinion, that's just my stance.
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Windows 8 seems like a giant waste in terms of gaming. It brings nothing new to the table, other than Xbox 360 compatibility which isn't important to me.

Everything I see seems to indicate that Windows 8 is purely a gimmick. Genuinely, I think I'll stick to 7 until they offer some actual gaming improvements, I don't need any of those features. I'm not saying everyone should share my opinion, that's just my stance.
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I think a lot of focus for win8 will be on mobile. The metro UI seems like it would be good for tablets and smartphones, and I think the OS will bring additional support for multitouch on touchscreens and trackpads.
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I was totally onboard for Windows 8 but after using the developer preview I might actually skip it. It's clearly geared towards tablet users and I feel like they truely are forcing desktop users to take a few steps backwards. Sure, you can disable the metro stuff but then what have you got? Just another version of Windows 7 that you spend $100 for. Right now it looks like they are trying to beat Apple at their own game....and I don't like where it's headed.
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As far as gaming goes, what kind of improvements do people expect from a new OS? I just don't see it as being that big of an issue. There's more to an OS than gaming. Windows 8's tablet functionality looks really cool to me.
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Kinda like the Hybrid between IOS and OSX it's pretty nice.
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Retitled: "Microsoft follows-suit after Apple."

It's the general way of things--with portable devices gaining more and more power and capabilities coupled with most people doing things on the go, I would definitely expect this.

Regardless, wasn't it already understood that Windows 8 would be much more portable device-oriented? I only imagine they'd port it over to phones (especially given the unfortunate backlash lots of people had against windows phones).
    
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i think it will be cool to one day have perfect natural integration between the PC and your phone....but we need better web infrastructure and speeds so remote accessing and syncing makes it worthwhile.

sorry if post seems backwards, trying to rush.
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i think it will be cool to one day have perfect natural integration between the PC and your phone....but we need better web infrastructure and speeds so remote accessing and syncing makes it worthwhile.

sorry if post seems backwards, trying to rush.
Agreed. I think because of web infrastructure, we're still a ways off from 100% integration, but it's still the general trend.
    
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