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In a three and a half minute video, Microsoft may have shown the world what it has in store for the eagerly awaited Windows 8. In the video Microsoft showed a radically different interface from past versions of Windows -- even Windows 7. Running on Surface 2, the touch-screen successor to the original Microsoft Surface, the device accepts input from a Windows Phone 7 handset (HTC HD7).

Gone are the icons that drive Windows, OS X, and Linux operating systems of past and present. In their place are "bubbles" that interacted with files and post streaming information off the internet.


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doesn't have too much material in it and the title might be a bit too dramatic and misleading but I think it's an interesting read / video anyway. And I also hope it isn't a repost of some sort.
 
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Do not want.
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I for one, welcome this. Something to try and use and move on.

If not, there will be always be options to revert back.
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Do want!
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I could not care less
I use win3.1~2k and Linux




so ya
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post #6 of 66
Do they ever release the MS Surface to the public?

Edit: Nvm found it.

Anyway, this actually looks cool. I particularly liked that 360 view of an object.
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They are going to GUT & STRIP Windows 8 down to a minimal OS, of this I'm rather certain... (This would be great for lower power/performance Netbooks & HTPCs)

They made things very clear when they made the statement that "They are moving ALL of their assets online"... Looks like their cloud will be busy integrating software which will allows users to access former applications you would have installed on your computer to be used through a browser as an online service only...

I don't know about you guys but I think Windows 8 is going to change how we compute dramatically...

If they strip the OS down to the bare essentials & lock it 100% to increase security & prevent malicious activities & software from killing the OS, they will do well by the consumers, even if they don't like it, but more importantly they will secure their assets & payment for those assets by providing them as services....

One cannot walk inside the front door of Microsoft and expect to hack them to get to use their software services which will only be accessible online, they will put an end to piracy & hacking all in one swift move if they do this to the OS..

Sure, some may call me crazy to think that this is where they are going with this OS, but I don't think I'm too far off base either... Cloud Services & Live will be a very integrate part of Windows 8..

My Source

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Microsoft’s plans for deep cloud integration in Windows 8. The base of Windows Explorer in Windows 8 will feature deep integration with the company’s SkyDrive storage and the ability to easily and quickly share media to your social networks will be integrated into the Windows Shell. Microsoft’s Windows App Store will feature applications hosted on the company’s Windows Azure service and will reduce the need for local data. Microsoft is trying to realise its vision of “three screens and a cloud”. Settings and application data will be automatically synced into the cloud to allow users to sync their application sets and settings across any Windows 8 based PC, laptop, slate or phone.

Edited by _GTech - 2/26/11 at 1:20pm
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God no, that's a disaster. And circles are a horribly inefficient way to display content, especially on our rectangular screens.
    
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What is this hipster ****?
    
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Uggghhhh. I doubt Win 8 would use that. Where I work, selling PCs to small busineses, we have hard enough time getting people to use Win 7. All that touchy-feely stuff is not gonna fly in an office enviroment any time soon.

The video is just propaganda for investors or something.
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