Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by editor, Feb 29, 2012.
Gizmodo have just published a comprehensive hands on and it's anything but boring by all accounts:
There's a video on this page. It does look very nice indeed. There's bit of everything in there - certainly some webOS - but it sure looks interesting.
CLI is the future for interfaces..
on a green screen
Oh, and you can download Windows 8 from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
Anyone going to give it a go?
It sounds like it won't add much to a desktop experience except perhaps be more annoying.
If I had a tablet that was compatible I might consider trying it on that.
i have it running in a VM
its ok. not eally had a chance to play with it much yet though tbh.
I'll give it a try at some point but the last developer preview just got on my nerves on a desktop with no touch interface.
I can see it working really well on a touch-screen tablet, but on a large desktop screen?
You can switch it to a more W7-like interface
That would make sense.
Which begs the question, why bother upgrading from W7 on the desktop?
dont know yet. will let you know if anything cool shows itself.
Looking very nice...!
i am less impressed atm. I cant realy see anything yet that would make me switch from win7. but its early days yet.
that fish picture was done by an 8 year old though
Yep, going to try it out in a VM soon. Want to see how they've integrated Metro with the regular UI.
Nah, who cares about Windows 8? I'm downloading Windows 8 Server, TFS and VS.
Creepy looking bald guys explains:
project barcelona is where the cool kids hang out...
I started playing with it on a partition of my work PC this afternoon, I'm not ashamed to say that I felt entirely lost without the Start button, and my first impression was that it's far too focused on touchscreen. That said, I'm impressed MS have made such a brave move, and am looking forward to getting to grips with it over the next few weeks and months.
Generally, whenever some part of Microsoft does something innovative and daring - which does certainly happen - it seems to get spiked. Courier anyone?
WTF!? No Start button!?
just reinstalling VMware so I can play with this tomorrow
have they gone with that hotspot thingy instead of the orb/start button?
Watch the video, it looks as though the whole opening page is now the 'start menu', not sure what you're meant to do if you've got zillions of programs...perhaps you can nest them like on an iphone. *shrug*
just watching that now
wouldn't you just scroll sideways? (I guess)
I kinda like the search facility in win7 for finding stuff really quickly, wonder what will happen when I press the windows key on my keyboard
already hate the term 'charms', ffs
You hover over the bottom left and you get a pop up of the Metro interface, top right, active windows, hover right hand side, control stuff. I only know this from watching a couple of videos - with a blind play earlier today I was entirely lost... Clicked somewhere and ended up on a bare trad homescreen, but without a Start button and no visible way of getting back.
I can get used to all this stuff, but my worry is the overall seeming want of the OS to get you to play ball with it's ecosystem - like Apple does - it's writing large all the interconnections that work well on the mobile interface and applying them to the desktop.
No great surprise that they'd want to - Apple are doing it hell for leather - but MS have gone a bit overboard to replicate an interface that, to be honest very few people are familiar with (and realistically won't be for at least 18 months mobile wise) for their entire OS.
*Charms*... Sideways shiteating grin...
Apart from the xbox although Gates tried real hard to fuck that up with his boring computing vision...
The Xbox (plus associated stuff) isn't innovative - it's just been implemented really well.
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