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Old 09-13-2011, 01:03 PM
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Default Windows 8 Keynote at Build. WOW!

Some of the fantastic elements out of the Win 8 Keynote for me:
  • Win8 is capable of cold boots in <10 seconds.
  • Has Virus, Malware and Rootkit Boot level protection.
  • Built in FULL expanded Windows Defender with Antivirus, Anti-malware etc
  • Low memory footprint - less than Win7 on old hardware, scales to ARM, old Netbooks etc better than Win7!
  • Cool new Picture login - allowing combo's of swipes, touches etc on any picture.
  • New super low-power semi stand-by mode.
  • Re-improved Task Manager
  • Windows Assessment Console - Manage ALL your performance, benchmarks and PC maintenance.
  • Re-invention of Restore - Refresh and Reset (clean up but keep what you need - or return to out-of-box).
  • App Store - including old 32bit Apps (traditional).
  • SYNC Settings across multiple devices via the cloud (Windows Live).
  • Metro styling and evolution of UI into a re-imagined Desktop experience.
  • Touch elegance.
  • 1024 x 768 min resolution for METRO styling.
  • App Developer tools (new VS) allowing your code of choice for App creation, XAML, Silverlight, C#, CS, HTML etc...the choice is yours!
  • Develop for WP7 - Your skills are now 100% tranferrable - You ARE a Win8 Developer!
  • Windows 8 Developer Preview Builds available later today (2pm Aus) for D/L
Here is my ca$h --- Let me buy it now!!!


Press Release from MS and Pictures at the link above!


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Old 09-13-2011, 01:24 PM
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This should be posted in the "anything but iPad" section,...
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:29 PM
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Well Win8 will scale down to even smaller handheld devices - and one dot point referenced WP7 :P
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Did you see the part where Steven Sinofsky showed that Windows 8 uses 281MB of RAM on a netbook? That's half of the RAM usage of Windows 7. That's pretty impressive.
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It still looks like a bastardized version of what may come from an unholy union of WP7 and Win7, I say... The boot time and RAM usage are very slick, though.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:13 PM
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I reckon this will be like WP7. Once people get their hands on it (literally lol) - they will never look back. Game changer!
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For those that are daring, the Developer Preview build is live for download now on MSDN.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/
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For those that are daring, the Developer Preview build is live for download now on MSDN.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/
I'm gonna play with this on my old laptop.
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Downloading now. From what I've read, still don't like the interface idea, but the performance updates look impressive. Now if they kept Win7's basic interface and added those performance updates ......
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Now if they kept Win7's basic interface and added those performance updates ......
Hmm... Hm hm hm... Anyone know: can you make the Win7 part of the interface (that pops up on half the screen when you launch certain apps) the ONLY interface showing?

Edit: wow, I hate that I just said apps without even thinking about it... I prefer "programs"
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Hmm... Hm hm hm... Anyone know: can you make the Win7 part of the interface (that pops up on half the screen when you launch certain apps) the ONLY interface showing?

Edit: wow, I hate that I just said apps without even thinking about it... I prefer "programs"
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Thanks much. I'll have to check it out.
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Thanks as well. Will do once I get time to do this thing.
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No hardware I can put this on unfortunately Now want to find an old tablet lol
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Downloading now. From what I've read, still don't like the interface idea, but the performance updates look impressive. Now if they kept Win7's basic interface and added those performance updates ......
The final release will feature both the standard interface from Win7, and the Metro UI. Switching between the two is as easy as hitting the Windows key on the keyboard (literally, that's all you do). This is a developer preview, and they want developers focusing more on the metro side of things, as not much as changed on the standard side.

Basically, Win8 is the OS I've been waiting for. Imagine having a Win8 tablet. Then, put it onto a keyboard dock, hit the Windows key, and it becomes like a Win7 laptop. Take it home and slide it into a USB/DVI/HDMI dock that is connected to your monitor, speakers, keyboard, and mouse, and it's now a desktop. Microsoft has just made an OS that can scale to almost any application. I'm awaiting the first quad-core intel variant so that I can use it as a tablet, but also to replace my home desktop and laptop. I don't expect the first versions in 2012 to do it, but by 2013 or 2014, I should be able to consolidate everything. I won't want an ARM-based version due to legacy compatibility.
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So, theoretically, there shouldn't be any functionality loss from Win7 in that interface with Win8? This is shaping up quite nicely...
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Hmm, thanks for the info medion. This Win8 is indeed looking to be better than I expected.....
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Just got an Acer Iconia Tablet to put Win8 on. Hope to have some vids and info up in the next 48hrs or so
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