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When will Windows 8 be released?
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"because the "immersive" Metro user interface removes all their distractions."

How? It has the same distractions as a normal Windows 7 taskbar, if not more...
    
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doh.gif You don't have to use the metro ui. lachen.gif You can seriously make Win8 run just like Win7. I don't see what the big deal is. Now mind you currently to get it to run like Win7 you do need to modify it but who's to say that the RTM is going to be the same way?

I think it was just to test reactions of people and during this beta test they made it so you had to use the metro ui by default so that you actually tested it out instead of just using it like Win7.
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The funny thing is I'm predicting for windows 8 to fail much worse than windows vista. Honestly does anything with a purple color scheme seem productive and viable to you? Probably not. Metro is just a stupid gimmick and every one of my colleges who has been asked to go intern with Microsoft has said windows 8 (being a twisted counterpart of windows phone) is for the most part a load of crap. I have no intentions what so ever of purchasing windows 8.
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Gimmick? No, not at all. It's more or less 2 OS's put in one. One for tablet/smartphones and one for desktops all in one. Thing is I'm sure on release you'll have the choice if you want to disable metro or not. It's going to make working on a business level so much easier to manage with everything running on one OS. I personally will welcome Metro UI when it comes to work as it will keep users from wondering to places they shouldn't be in the first place. This just makes it easier to achieve that. Now if they don't give you the option to disable Metro on a per user basis then I think it will be a mistake for sure.
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The funny thing is I'm predicting for windows 8 to fail much worse than windows vista. Honestly does anything with a purple color scheme seem productive and viable to you? Probably not. Metro is just a stupid gimmick and every one of my colleges who has been asked to go intern with Microsoft has said windows 8 (being a twisted counterpart of windows phone) is for the most part a load of crap. I have no intentions what so ever of purchasing windows 8.
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The funny thing is I'm predicting for windows 8 to fail much worse than windows vista. Honestly does anything with a purple color scheme seem productive and viable to you? Probably not. Metro is just a stupid gimmick and every one of my colleges who has been asked to go intern with Microsoft has said windows 8 (being a twisted counterpart of windows phone) is for the most part a load of crap. I have no intentions what so ever of purchasing windows 8.
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A little nitpicky today arent we?
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"because the "immersive" Metro user interface removes all their distractions."
How? It has the same distractions as a normal Windows 7 taskbar, if not more...

Taskbar has no distractions...

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The funny thing is I'm predicting for windows 8 to fail much worse than windows vista. Honestly does anything with a purple color scheme seem productive and viable to you? Probably not. Metro is just a stupid gimmick and every one of my colleges who has been asked to go intern with Microsoft has said windows 8 (being a twisted counterpart of windows phone) is for the most part a load of crap. I have no intentions what so ever of purchasing windows 8.
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really? different side of the bed and all? ahahah biggrin.gif

I'm about to give it a shot. My 1st impression is negative, but I'll give it a shot just so I don't feel like a dinosaur.

ps: - Alex (hee hee)
    
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"cutesy" interfaces are what made some people dislike Windows XP initially. Luckily, Microsoft created an easy way to revert to a Windows 2000-like interface structure, which greatly eased the transition. Even today when I use XP I always revert to the "Classic" Win2K style interface. Now, Vista and Win7 have made the "Aero and color" type interface look more polished and less "cutesy"; Win8, however, seems to have gone against the philosophy of offering the user a seamless reversion. Even if you stay in the Win7-like desktop the lack of a start button is a little disconcerting.
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