I hope recently places works properly in this.
I hope recently places works properly in this.
Rumor: New Tile-Based Shell, App Model, And App Store
I don't normally like to publish rumors that I can't verify with at least a second source, but based on the corroborating evidence I received along with this tip, I do believe it's genuine. If not, then it's an internal attempt to get me to look silly publicly. :)
With that bit of morality out of the way, here goes.
Windows 8 will include a new tile-based user interface that's codenamed Mosh. Assuming this is true, I have to believe that this UI will be an alternative UI, and not a full replacement, or will appear only on low-end tablet-like devices aimed at the iPad. It sounds like something that will silence the critics who want the Windows Phone OS on a tablet.
Windows 8 will also include a new app model codenamed Jupiter that will target a new Windows Marketplace app store. The app store will provide access to new, Silverlight based "immersive" applications that are deployed as AppX packages (.appx). The Windows and Office teams are betting very heavily on this new app type, according to my source, and development has already begun using a beta version of Visual Studio 2012. These apps can be written in C#, Visual Basic, and even C++.
I've asked around for corroboration on these items but have turned up nothing yet. So please take this with the grain of salt intended. Again, based on other information I've received from this source, I do believe it to be the real thing. But there's no way to be sure. And I want that to be clear.
I'm curious to see if any of this information is discussed in tonight's Steve Ballmer CES keynote of course. Stay tuned.
Hmmmh.. This should almost be moved to the the H&S "general place", as a thread like this deserves more attention.
:10bux: says that if Mosh is an alt shell it gets hacked over, stat.
Long Zheng uploaded pictures.
Wonder how well it's going to run on SOC hardware. I mean, it's a full OS.
That's an old build in those screens.
Confirmed ARM support.
That was disappointing. No new UI, no new features.
Just Word running on an ARM processor.
Eh, they said that they haven't really worked on the UI yet, it's coming guys!
It's pretty interesting to think of Windows working natively on ARM-devices such as mobile phones. Obviously not suitable, but the fact that it runs natively is quite fascinating.
Why didn't he take a picture of the build number
Wouldn't new ui break 99% of applications since quite a lot of them depend on windows ui in one way or another?
Not only am I anticipating a full-blown Windows OS for ARM processors, I'm looking forward to ARM processors becoming more mainstream in netbooks and nettops.
The whole tag says:
Microsoft Pre-Release Operating System
For Testing Purposes Only. Build 7867
Here's some more screens (although you can't really see anything new from the previous ones): http://winfuture.de/screenshots/Wind...67-5690-1.html
Haven't kept with the beta scene in ages - never seen the first two numbers before. Is this a 7 thing? Wasn't there after the LH reboot. If those are ARM then my best guess is that the second number is arch since my 7 reports a 1 and the BA wiki has no report of a 6.2.6xxx leaking.
Does MS like post-mortem builds? No idea about the 77xxes.
Also here's another screen.
Search Box is gone (or hidden)
No idea what that arrow is doing pointing at the minimize button.
There's a new toolbar at the bottom.
Hard to see but Aero Basic is also different.
If windows 8, came out tomorrow, hopefully it would just be 'WINDOWS 8' not:
Windows 8 home
Windows 8 home premium
Windows 8 Home premium premium
Windows 8 Work
Windows 8 work premium
etc, etc. You get the idea.
Ugh we don't need more tabs already.
but in my opinion, if there was tabs in the window that would be useful but in a way the windows 7 task bar does that by condensing all windows into one icon which you hover to choose.
also on OP it says 3D taskbar, is that 3D as in graphics sense or the 3D as in the need for extra equipment / 3D tv style?
I think it's in the 3Dtv style. I can't find the explanation right now but I'm sure with what I've read that makes more sense.
And yes that is a Firefox icon on the desktop in the preview.
No the idea of controlled hermetically sealed apps in another pointless layer of abstraction over the OS is what I don't like who cares about the extension.
No one forces you to make appx applications.
Develop standard executables if you like.
Seems kinda unnecessary, 7 is fine.
I want just one feature: normal buttons when not using Aero!
Also I wanna see what's gonna happen with ARM Windows, since no Windows CE and Windows x86 apps would work..
Tabs are just a really bad way of dealing with problems that should be adressed at the window manager level.