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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:13

So basically Windows 8 is really Windows 7 with a new touch screen designed start menu, newer matte desktop gui, added improvements, some newer features and further streamlined kernal? What major differences are there between Windows 8 and Windows 7 internally like the kernal etc? Is Windows 8 just a minor from Windows 7 like Windows 98 compared to Window 95?


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:16

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:18

When did someone start thinking that the word kernel had an 'a' in it. But yeah, you're right. Haven't you done some Google searches about the difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8? Otherwise, posting such a thing on a forum at this point comes across as troll-baiting.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 20:51

Windows 8 is really Windows 7 SP2 which is really Windows Vista SP3.

After all the version number for all of them is 6.x

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 20:52

So basically Windows 8 is really Windows 7 with a new touch screen designed start menu, newer matte desktop gui, added improvements, some newer features and further streamlined kernal? What major differences are there between Windows 8 and Windows 7 internally like the kernal etc? Is Windows 8 just a minor from Windows 7 like Windows 98 compared to Window 95?


Basically Windows 8 is a different OS? Yes.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 20:54

After all the version number for all of them is 6.x

That's got to do with compatibility and not the actual version number.

We learned a lot about using 5.1 for XP and how that helped developers with version checking for API compatibility. We also had the lesson reinforced when we applied the version number in the Windows Vista code as Windows 6.0-- that changing basic version numbers can cause application compatibility issues.

So we decided to ship the Windows 7 code as Windows 6.1 - which is what you will see in the actual version of the product in cmd.exe or computer properties.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 20:59

That's got to do with compatibility and not the actual version number.


Was a joke. :laugh:

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 21:05

So basically Windows 8 is really Windows 7 with a new touch screen designed start menu, newer matte desktop gui, added improvements, some newer features and further streamlined kernal? What major differences are there between Windows 8 and Windows 7 internally like the kernal etc? Is Windows 8 just a minor from Windows 7 like Windows 98 compared to Window 95?

Completly new set of APIs (WinRT), new application model (Modern), distribution method (Windows Store), that's not what I would call minor changes.

If there ever was an incremental release it was Windows 7 not Windows 8.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 21:15

...is unfinished, unpolished raw big piece of a me-too copyfish that Microsoft pushed out posthaste, being already very late, without any remotely clear idea how to bring the change without putting it all on the table (and losing it all). Metrosocial crowd these days - they'll eat anything and praise it, though, so the move is justified and working pretty good.

Completly new set of APIs (WinRT), new application model (Modern), distribution method (Windows Store), that's not what I would call minor changes.

Major, great, but not changes. These were added. Nothing was changed.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 21:32

Windows 8 is honestly not as memorable and a great os like XP. The GUI is the killer! Microsoft should have just made a Surface tablet with the metro interface and thats it. Microsoft should have kept the start menu and the good old desktop! Ive used Windows 8 on a desktop pc, and just could not get used to it and went back to Windows 7 just recently. Windows 8 is one of the worst operating systems microsoft ever created in history. It may be faster, but that does make it better. I also really hate the two interfaces slapped on top of each other in WIndows . For instance, when you click on the wireless icon, a metro style sidebar comes up. When you click on the user accounts in the control panel, it opens metro up. The design elements in Windows 8 are horribly inconsistant and are a mess! Some older drivers dont even work in Windows 8 as well! The login screen is the ugliest thing I have ever seen, it looks like when Windows is put in safe mode! Windows 7 is better in design and ease of use compared to Windows 8! If I had to rate Vista, 7 and 8 from 1-10, 10 being excellent and 1 being awful; Vista would be a 6/10, Windows 7 is a 9/10 and Windows 8 is a 5/10!

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 22:27

Windows 8 is honestly not as memorable and a great os like XP.


Oh I think Windows 8 will be memorable alright, just not in the way they want it to be remembered.

It will be one of those "Do you remember when they tried to force a tablet UI on desktop users" things

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 22:30

Windows 8 is honestly not as memorable and a great os like XP. The GUI is the killer! Microsoft should have just made a Surface tablet with the metro interface and thats it. Microsoft should have kept the start menu and the good old desktop! Ive used Windows 8 on a desktop pc, and just could not get used to it and went back to Windows 7 just recently. Windows 8 is one of the worst operating systems microsoft ever created in history. It may be faster, but that does make it better. I also really hate the two interfaces slapped on top of each other in WIndows . For instance, when you click on the wireless icon, a metro style sidebar comes up. When you click on the user accounts in the control panel, it opens metro up. The design elements in Windows 8 are horribly inconsistant and are a mess! Some older drivers dont even work in Windows 8 as well! The login screen is the ugliest thing I have ever seen, it looks like when Windows is put in safe mode! Windows 7 is better in design and ease of use compared to Windows 8! If I had to rate Vista, 7 and 8 from 1-10, 10 being excellent and 1 being awful; Vista would be a 6/10, Windows 7 is a 9/10 and Windows 8 is a 5/10!


Ah so the OP was just a badly disguised excuse to make a troll topic. sigh...

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 22:31

Oh I think Windows 8 will be memorable alright, just not in the way they want it to be remembered.

It will be one of those "Do you remember when they tried to force a tablet UI on desktop users" things

"I think I still have a copy of that lying around in a draw, shall we install it in vmware for a laugh"


We've all been here before.

Windows 7 with it's Superbar.
Windows Vista with it's complete system change from Windows XP not to mention all the buzz around Windows Longhorn.
Windows XP again, major change from 9x kernel to NT kernel. Was really 'slow', horrid 'UI' but we all started liking it after a couple of years and it became the standard.

Seen everything before, and Microsoft are clearly not turning around because of Windows 'Blue'.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 22:38

Was a joke. :laugh:


Please elaborate. In what way is it a joke?

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 22:44

Bottomline, WIndows 8 is a disaster on the destop, and it yet to be see what is on a tablet! The new metro interface was soley made for tablets, and keyboards/mice second! The whole purpose of Windows 8 was to compete in the tablet market, and that is the truth!