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With screenshots and leaks galore — though, not on the scale of Windows 7’s post-Vista transformation — there is an ongoing stream of information coming out of the web, from ordinary bloggers to broadsheet newspapers, regarding the next-generation operating system.

19th April 2011: Updates, see below.
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Ribbons in Windows Explorer - Don't want since it hinders productivity

Cloud-based roaming profiles -
Don't want since it takes away my rights to store and backup files from my own PC if it becomes obligatory.

SmartScreen file filter
- If it interferes with my files the slightest it's a DON'T WANT.

Step-by-step install -
Inaktivate this feature if you unmark the "I'm a PC illitirate user" when you install your OS.
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Nice info man,thanks!
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That is quite a comprehensive feature list. It should also be remarked that this feature list is for Milestone 3 which states that this is a fraction of what will be included when Windows 8 receives RTM Gold.
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Ribbons in Windows Explorer - Don't want since it hinders productivity
[B]
What makes you think it'll hinder your productivity? It will of course take a little getting used to, but if it's anything like the Office ribbon, it's actually a great improvement in the long run (less clicks to do everything) (I'm sure some people don't agree about office, but it DOES take less clicks to do most things, and less time = increased productivity).

Explorer is one of the weakest parts of Windows I think, especially for power users. Hopefully this will be the much needed overhaul
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post #7 of 58
love the ISO support
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I would really like to see native Task Bar for multiple monitors (a la Ultramon).
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Meh, the native ISO burning is a nice feature, but the rest of it is a bit run-of-the-mill (or just doesn't interest me). I'll pass....

Hoping on Windows 9, they'll scrap/radically overhaul NTFS, as it's a decent weakness at the moment. Be nice to see multiple desktops too
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