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Omg this will be exciting . Hope we have a leaked Windows 8 build .
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Most of those features sound like they've been ripped from Linux, still, Windows 8 looks good as long as the cloud crap is optional.
    
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post #13 of 41
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Originally Posted by Eduardv View Post
Omg this will be exciting . Hope we have a leaked Windows 8 build .
Pshh of course. there were win7 builds ages before it went live.

Win8 with those blocks from Win7Phone is the only thing that i disliked... ew

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Windows 8 has its own virtual drive to mount ISO files in early M1 builds.
Oh thats sexeh Does this mean no more Deamon Tools? Early builds... mmm me wanty
Edited by kilrbe3 - 2/5/11 at 6:03am
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That's awesome
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Ha Ha .. google chrome will be crushed. Google forgot that MS will steam-roll any other OS's in the desktop/laptop market.
    
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Not sure if I want that. >.<
+1! I definitely don't want "tiles". They are bad enough on Win7 Phone, and I certainly wouldn't want them on a full desktop.

Not sure if it good to dumb down and weaken an OS just so it will run on some cheezy, underpowered tablet, while sacrificing power and capabilities that will compromize the desktop.

The Win8 logo looks alot like the logo for Omni TV in Toronto, or some misshappen billard ball after Minnesota Fats was finished with it...
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Ha Ha .. google chrome will be crushed. Google forgot that MS will steam-roll any other OS's in the desktop/laptop market.
Eh, not really, Chrome has decent applications available to replace any that are Windows or Mac exclusive and Google is a household name, plus by nature the Linux kernel and OS (What Chrome OS is based off iirc) is far better than Windows.
    
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Eh, not really, Chrome has decent applications available to replace any that are Windows or Mac exclusive and Google is a household name, plus by nature the Linux kernel and OS (What Chrome OS is based off iirc) is far better than Windows.
Plus, ChomeOS is intended for lightweight processors that would be found in tablets and netbooks - while I doubt that MS could scale Win8 to be functional on those devices without sacrificing the power options that people want and need on full blown desktops.

I think MS has some envy, since Android and Chrome are slick on the machines they are intended for, while MS's efforts have been excruciating, with garbage like CE. Even Win7 Phone has fail because they almost managed to make something usable, then they shoved in garbage like tiles, and the annoying feature where applications seek constant updates, which may be OK in the US, but in Canada, where mobile data is so very expensive, and with the extremely restrictive plans, would break the bank account.
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Omg this will be exciting . Hope we have a leaked Windows 8 build .
Same here.
With the word being that Milestone 2 is already compiled you would think there would be something leaked already. If there is, I sure as hell can't find it. Bummer.
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post #20 of 41
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+1! I definitely don't want "tiles". They are bad enough on Win7 Phone, and I certainly wouldn't want them on a full desktop.

Not sure if it good to dumb down and weaken an OS just so it will run on some cheezy, underpowered tablet, while sacrificing power and capabilities that will compromize the desktop.

The Win8 logo looks alot like the logo for Omni TV in Toronto, or some misshappen billard ball after Minnesota Fats was finished with it...
Where do you get the idea from that it'll be weakened? Is the Linux OS Android runs on weakened in any way shape or form? Just because it won't look as nice with Aero, or all the features of desktops, it doesn't mean the core of the OS will be any different. After all, take Win 7, strip away everything that makes it pretty and you end up with a Win 95 look. It's still Win 7 just with a weaker look.

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Plus, ChomeOS is intended for lightweight processors that would be found in tablets and netbooks - while I doubt that MS could scale Win8 to be functional on those devices without sacrificing the power options that people want and need on full blown desktops.

I think MS has some envy, since Android and Chrome are slick on the machines they are intended for, while MS's efforts have been excruciating, with garbage like CE. Even Win7 Phone has fail because they almost managed to make something usable, then they shoved in garbage like tiles, and the annoying feature where applications seek constant updates, which may be OK in the US, but in Canada, where mobile data is so very expensive, and with the extremely restrictive plans, would break the bank account.
Unless ARM create CPU's for desktops Win 8 will be targeted at tablets and, possibly, phones.

While I like Linux and have no problem with Android (have an Android and a Win Mobile phone in house) I would rather run an OS on a tablet I understand (Windows) rather than have to learn new commands, unless the new OS is a nightmare to work with.

I am excited about these features, though, and hope that the cloud nonsense is optional or crackable, because I have no intentions of handing all my personal data to MS and my net is unstable anyway. If it is mandatory I can't wait for MS to be flooded with compensation requests due to people losing connection while working on their documents and getting really angry.
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