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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 15:21

You can find all our main news coverage here, also feel free to add anything new we haven't yet covered!

http://www.neowin.ne.../tags/windows_8


#2 FaiKee

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:50

New File System REFS; I believe Neowin News will report on it.

http://winunleaked.t...n-welcome-refs/

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Yesterday canouna said he was downloading a new build, he didn't say which build, I believe it's 8163 or 8164. And from his report on WinUnleaked, he was able to format; but failed to install win8 on this partition.

#3 +Frank B.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:21

Interesting find. Any information yet in how far it differs from NTFS, and what it will be used for?

#4 OP Steven P.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:27

New File System REFS; I believe Neowin News will report on it.

http://winunleaked.t...n-welcome-refs/

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Yesterday canouna said he was downloading a new build, he didn't say which build, I believe it's 8163 or 8164. And from his report on WinUnleaked, he was able to format; but failed to install win8 on this partition.


Thanks, we're writing something up now :)

#5 FaiKee

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:53

2 days ago, a post in PCBeta showed a few screen-shots of build 8158, one of which is the desktop, it showed the charm bar is on the right side of the screen, and unlike WDP, it is brought out by bringing the mouse to bottom-right of the screen:

http://bbs.pcbeta.co...947811-1-1.html

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To-day, canouna showed a screen-shot of build 816x; what's interesting is that the charm bar is transparent:

http://forums.mydigi...ll=1#post515406

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According to canouna, the charm-bar in his build 815x is also transparent. .....my guess is, maybe different themes would trigger different charm-bar style,

#6 FMH

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:57

^ So we have two Start icons now? :huh:

#7 OP Steven P.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 13:39

snip.


Cheers, I've written something up.

#8 FaiKee

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:50

According to a new blog in win8china, in the new win8 builds(probably 815x), the name "Control Panel" in the metro apps tile was changed to "PC Settings", and there are "lots of added functions" - however, they have not elaborated on what has changed or added. Hopefully they(or canouna) would tell us more about the changes in "PC Settings", aka "Control Panel"

http://www.win8china.com/html/311.html

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#9 Jan

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:04

It's nice to see Microsoft changing the colour of the tiles to match each other (Y)

#10 OP Steven P.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:10

According to a new blog in win8china, in the new win8 builds(probably 815x), the name "Control Panel" in the metro apps tile was changed to "PC Settings", and there are "lots of added functions" - however, they have not elaborated on what has changed or added. Hopefully they(or canouna) would tell us more about the changes in "PC Settings", aka "Control Panel"

http://www.win8china.com/html/311.html

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Yeah saw that yesterday, it's still a somewhat dumbed down version of the Control Panel though, and there isn't too much known about it.

#11 George P

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:14

There's that talk about the ARM version of Win8 not having the desktop as well, dunno if anyone brought that up yet. MS seems to be going back and forth with the idea of having the desktop or not having the desktop on ARM systems/tablets.

#12 OP Steven P.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:16

There's that talk about the ARM version of Win8 not having the desktop as well, dunno if anyone brought that up yet. MS seems to be going back and forth with the idea of having the desktop or not having the desktop on ARM systems/tablets.


Yeah we reported on that in the last week.

#13 vetJohn Callaham

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:22

Thanks for the tip about Win8China..we've posted it on the main news site
http://www.neowin.ne...-to-pc-settings
Keep the tips coming :)

#14 Ben Dyson

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:31

Also, 'My Computer' has been renamed to 'Computer', I posted it on the article but thought I would post here as well.
The source is the same as the above, Win8China.
Edit: Sorry - Just found that it was changed with Vista.
My mistake, That will teach me to post things without checking they are true, I was just going by a source.

#15 George P

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:33

Also, 'My Computer' has been renamed to 'Computer', I posted it on the article but thought I would post here as well.
The source is the same as the above, Win8China.


Didn't they change that name long ago with Vista? Or was it back to My Computer in the Win8 Dev Preview again? I don't remember.