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#16 Kaze23

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:24

x64 ? Will there be x86 (32 bit) version ?


That a serious question? Of course there will be.


#17 PGHammer

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:25

What a mess. It's a Frankestein's Monster of an OS.

This is the first time I'm not excited to install a Windows beta, simply because I don't picture actually being able to use it productively.

(Disclaimer: Of course I'm going to install it.)


Did you even TRY running the Developer Preview? Or did you simply dismiss it untried?

That is one of the things I hated MOST about the majority of detractors of Metro/Immersive as a desktop UI - most (over two thirds) never even gave it a try *at all* - it reminds me all too much of most of the FUD about Vista.

I went into the Developer Preview testing with concerns about the new UI precisely due to concerns about compatibility with existing applications (and especially productivity applications) - especially since the compatibility track record with previous Developer Previews (even of Windows) has been rather horrible. Much to my shock, the concern was pretty much completely overblown - productivity applications (those that haven't been rendered completely moot) worked just as well as they do in 7+SP1 - if not better due to the underpinnings.

Give the Consumer Preview your honest effort. Throw your productivity applications - and your games - at it. THEN critique it.

#18 funkydude

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:27

x64 ? Will there be x86 (32 bit) version ?


I hope not.

#19 psreloaded

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:36

Unless they keep and option to use the conventional start menu... i ain't switchin

#20 PsYcHoKiLLa

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:39

Windows 8 so far really looks like a 20 year step backwards in UI design. I think its very boring, and just ugly.


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#21 rfirth

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:49

Windows 8 + Apps is going to be awesome. You do have to be open minded, though.

#22 alexalex

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:51

Windows 8 so far really looks like a 20 year step backwards in UI design. I think its very boring, and just ugly.


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#23 Snake89

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:55

Microsoft is following the every second OS to be trash rule.
Win98 was good,
winME sucked,
winxp great,
vista sucked,
windows 7 was great..

An that means windows 8 is going to suck.

#24 Another Canuck

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:03

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I'm not even concerned about Metro any more, it's the total lack of polish of the traditional Aero desktop UI.

The weird, squared Window control buttons.
The thin, squared window frames.
The oversized title bar text.
The horrible colour schemes.
The hideous scrollbars.
The atrocious ribbon design. :x

In all honesty, it looks like a cheap Linux distribution.

#25 BajiRav

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:04

Microsoft is following the every second OS to be trash rule.
Win98 was good,
winME sucked,
winxp great,
vista sucked,
windows 7 was great..

An that means windows 8 is going to suck.

vista didn't suck. it was good. XP sucked before SP1 but everyone forgets that now.

#26 strelok1911

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:05

Hello Longhorn once again.

#27 UXGaurav

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:03

Why does the "Networks" pane have to be the entire height of the screen on the side and cover the taskbar notification area icons and any thing under it. What was wrong with the compact Aero style network pane when on the desktop. This new pane should only have been shown on the Start Screen. Mixing Metro and Aero styles doesn't look good. All feedback about such little details are fallen on deaf ears. UI changes are for the worse.

#28 alexalex

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:12

That a serious question? Of course there will be.

Why should there be a 32 bit version ?

#29 trek

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:21

Hideous.

#30 Erikas

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:23

Is Windows 8 expected to be released this year? Well actually I can answer that myself because if it is now in beta I don't think they will keep it beta for the next 11 months, so I want to really ask if it is approx. known yet what quarter it will be released? I realise we can't guess MS's schedule but there must be some ideas.
I am unsure about the new design but towards the end of Beta testing when the public can participate I will give it a try, who knows maybe when using it it will be really nice and easy to use.