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Windows 8 is moving fast towards the first beta release, but it appears that Microsoft still has some work to do on the matter, though the latest Windows 8 screenshots that emerged on the web show new changes brought to the platform’s UI.

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I'd like to point out that the developers beta has been readily available online for weeks now. I tried it out and was unimpressed by it since I'm not using it on a touchscreen display.

I can find the link if people want to try it themselves, but it's pretty buggy since it's only the Dev Beta of it.
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I want to stab the face of the man that proposed Metro for desktops.
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This crappy OS wont last on the PC market, their best bet is for tablet usage or something. Not only is it ugly and "retarded" down but so far its not even user friendly.
    
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I want to stab the face of the man that proposed Metro for desktops.

Cue starts behind me! biggrin.gif
 
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I have a sneaking suspicion that the metro ui will be customized to the hardware installed in target pc, as with apps that appear.... It was a dev preview... fully fuctional to develop software and apps, it was delivered in an AIO package, with full functionality regardless of hardware installed.

I personaly am looking forward to the new OS and when It is available for retail purchas, you can bet your bottom dollar I will have a copy installed within a few days of it hitting the shelves.
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I have a feeling that Metro UI will be used by people who can't figure out how to get into the desktop mode. They will rage and call MS tech support and learn how dumb they really are. Everyone else will just keep Windows 7 if on a non-touchscreen based solution....as in the rest of the world.
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Originally Posted by CTRLurself View Post

I'd like to point out that the developers beta has been readily available online for weeks now.

More like months biggrin.gif.
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This crappy OS wont last on the PC market, their best bet is for tablet usage or something. Not only is it ugly and "retarded" down but so far its not even user friendly.

It's actually not too bad. The Metro UI can be disabled in a few seconds (giving you the classic Start Menu/ Task Bar/ Notification Area layout) and the startup time is much faster than Windows 7.
 
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I have a feeling that Metro UI will be used by people who can't figure out how to get into the desktop mode. They will rage and call MS tech support and learn how dumb they really are. Everyone else will just keep Windows 7 if on a non-touchscreen based solution....as in the rest of the world.

I would imagine those people will like Metro. I won't use it, but I'm sure millions will and love it.
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Horray for WP7 style buttons! biggrin.gif

I'm excited to get my hands on the Beta...
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