1. Post #1
    Dennab
    December 2006
    1,979 Posts
    What's this new video of some egghead showing shit around in Windows 8?

    Instead of improving NTFS (so that I don't get that stupid shit Windows 7 gave me after I rebooted during a bad, frozen write cycle), they "made it easy to slide photos and shit around".

    They also made a (yet again) simpler UI. The good news is I don't have to lift a freaking finger to scratch my virtual friend's anus -- the bad news is that the average PC user IQ will drop from 85 (downs) to 13 (tuna sandwich).

    Windows 8 can suck my dick.

    Edit
    Sources, people! I shan't forget my sources!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jgalasyn/arc...t-video-1.aspx: Same video, but in a more official domain (with shittier stream speeds), courtesy of Microsoft Developer Network.
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  2. Post #2
    chipset's Avatar
    November 2010
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    It's a business, priority 1 is making money which means making it more marketable and appeal to a wider audience.

    It's why open source is better, because priority 1 is to make it better.
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  3. Post #3
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    December 2009
    7,274 Posts
    Well, since they're making Windows 8 look like some horrible Rainmeter skin, I'll be staying with Windows 7/Linux...
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  4. Post #4
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    August 2009
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    The current UI in Windows 7 is fine goddammit, now deliver that revolutionary filesystem you keep on postponing :argh:
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  5. Post #5
    CJF
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    August 2006
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    Well, since they're making Windows 8 look like some horrible Rainmeter skin, I'll be staying with Windows 7/Linux...
    It's completely optional. Don't want it, don't use it.
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  6. Post #6
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    October 2007
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    It's completely optional. Don't want it, don't use it.
    I feel compelled to rate every one of your posts "winner" because of your avatar.

    Edited:

    They also made a (yet again) simpler UI. The good news is I don't have to lift a freaking finger to scratch my virtual friend's anus -- the bad news is that the average PC user IQ will drop from 85 (downs) to 13 (tuna sandwich).
    I don't want to sound naive, but isn't simplicity and accessibility a good thing?
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  7. Post #7
    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Well, since they're making Windows 8 look like some horrible Rainmeter skin, I'll be staying with Windows 7/Linux...
    this is an optional skin that will most likely only be used for tablets.
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  8. Post #8
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    October 2010
    84 Posts
    It's all about what it looks like nowadays, it seems. :|
    Need to be smooth, in design, but not in the core aspect!
    (sarcasm obviously)
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  9. Post #9
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    August 2006
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    I love how people judge an OS at face value and that's it.

    "Instead of improving NTFS..."

    Yeah instead of improving it, they're creating a whole new FS. But lets just shit on MS anyway.
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  10. Post #10
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    July 2007
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    I love how people judge an OS at face value and that's it.

    "Instead of improving NTFS..."

    Yeah instead of improving it, they're creating a whole new FS. But lets just shit on MS anyway.
    though truth be told, we don't actually know if that's a replacement for NTFS

    unless we've learned more

  11. Post #11
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    August 2006
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    though truth be told, we don't actually know if that's a replacement for NTFS

    unless we've learned more
    Well from what I've read, it'd be awfully dumb of them to make this new FS which by the little info we have seems good and not use it for anything important.

    And what Rafael found seemed to hint at replacement.

  12. Post #12
    ASK ME ABOUT MY PLAYBOOK INSTEAD OF COLLEGE
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    April 2011
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    it looks pretty cool but an interface like that has no place on a desktop, OR a laptop for that matter

    it belongs on phones and such
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  13. Post #13
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
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    May 2010
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    it looks pretty cool but an interface like that has no place on a desktop, OR a laptop for that matter

    it belongs on phones and such
    you can always stick with the old interface
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  14. Post #14
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    August 2008
    15,659 Posts
    it looks pretty cool but an interface like that has no place on a desktop, OR a laptop for that matter

    it belongs on phones and such
    It's for tablets you goon. It can be turned off at the push of a button too from what I remember.
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  15. Post #15
    woolio1's Avatar
    November 2009
    9,531 Posts
    It's for tablets you goon. It can be turned off at the push of a button too from what I remember.
    Bingo! Give this man a medal... Oh, but let's not let that stop us from exaggerating and forming a little "The Sky is Falling" cult.

    Seriously, people, do a little more research. The new skin will be, from what we've heard so far, activated the same way alternate themes are activated today, through an appearance menu. They'll likely be recycling Windows 7's UI (with some improvements) as the base desktop UI.
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  16. Post #16
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    August 2005
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    This is what happens when gates retires. Fuck.
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  17. Post #17
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    August 2006
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    This is what happens when gates retires. Fuck.
    He's still a chairman at Microsoft.
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  18. Post #18
    This is what happens when gates retires. Fuck.
    What happened? I've noticed nothing different.
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  19. Post #19
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    November 2009
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    What happened? I've noticed nothing different.
    Well, a rather good OS called Windows 7 came by. Anyway, he probably have a big say in what the company should do.
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  20. Post #20
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    August 2008
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    Bingo! Give this man a medal... Oh, but let's not let that stop us from exaggerating and forming a little "The Sky is Falling" cult.

    Seriously, people, do a little more research. The new skin will be, from what we've heard so far, activated the same way alternate themes are activated today, through an appearance menu. They'll likely be recycling Windows 7's UI (with some improvements) as the base desktop UI.
    Yeah they seem to have done a lot of minimal adjustments to the Windows 7 Aero theme, sharpened the corners of windows and such. It looks pretty nice and is very clean still. Though if you do feel like it, you can always activate the tablet interface (Metro I think isn't it?).

  21. Post #21
    Aw_Hell's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,158 Posts
    Eew no thanks. I'm using a computer, not a smartphine. I'll keep my desktop.

    Edited:

    Bingo! Give this man a medal... Oh, but let's not let that stop us from exaggerating and forming a little "The Sky is Falling" cult.

    Seriously, people, do a little more research. The new skin will be, from what we've heard so far, activated the same way alternate themes are activated today, through an appearance menu. They'll likely be recycling Windows 7's UI (with some improvements) as the base desktop UI.
    I hope so, because this I couldn't imagine anybody using that ui for business or anything serious.
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  22. Post #22
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    June 2007
    8,594 Posts
    The new interface should be named L'interface terribles

    Edited:

    The new interface is terrible, much like Internet Exploder (AKA Le navigateur terribles) is terrible.
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  23. Post #23
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    April 2010
    807 Posts
    Looks fine to me.
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  24. Post #24
    Garb is the dry stuff in the corner of your eyes when you just wake up.
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    May 2010
    2,032 Posts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I


    Why do people like touch computer so much?

    It's frustrating me that windows is taking a apple approach at windows 8. Looks like im going to keep vista.

    Edited:

    I suppose it would be okay on a slate, but a desktop, ehhhh....
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  25. Post #25
    A highly respected gentleman in Chernarus
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    June 2010
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    Oh God, that portrait in the top right corner made me think of the Xbox 360's interface. Please God, no.

  26. Post #26
    CapsAdmin's Avatar
    August 2005
    3,985 Posts
    Looks neat, and something new for a change. And who knows, maybe it's easier to use than all these windows floating about on my screen?

    if it's not, I'll not use the feature.

    Does anyone remember Windows Media Center in XP? It looks similar and it's probably gonna be implemented the same way.
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  27. Post #27
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    August 2008
    15,659 Posts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I


    Why do people like touch computer so much?

    It's frustrating me that windows is taking a apple approach at windows 8. Looks like im going to keep vista.

    Edited:

    I suppose it would be okay on a slate, but a desktop, ehhhh....
    Boy, sure is "didn't read thread so i'll make stupid posts" in here!
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  28. Post #28
    woolio1's Avatar
    November 2009
    9,531 Posts
    Boy, sure is "didn't read thread so i'll make stupid posts" in here!
    This is why we need Intelligence Points and Bad Reading back...
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  29. Post #29
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    June 2009
    13,293 Posts
    holy shit this thread is full of people making a bunch of blind assumptions
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  30. Post #30
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    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    The new interface should be named L'interface terribles

    Edited:

    The new interface is terrible, much like Internet Exploder (AKA Le navigateur terribles) is terrible.
    It's "terrible". Not "terribles". As in, "Ta grammaire est terrible."

    And IE9 isn't that bad now!
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  31. Post #31
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    September 2005
    2,441 Posts
    From what I've seen so far, it's just Windows 7 with a giant windows phone panel that you can bring up.
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  32. Post #32
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    August 2006
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    It's "terrible". Not "terribles". As in, "Ta grammaire est terrible."

    And IE9 isn't that bad now!
    IE10 makes IE9 look bad though. Even if IE10's only on PP2.


    Speaking of the Touch UI, I think it's best to use it before you make an opinion. It's the same as a desktop icon, only much larger with more information which is live. When I look at all the programs I use, very few I would actually need the old desktop. To launch a game, I could do it directly via the new UI. To browse the web, the same. WLM, Skype, etc I'm sure will have support for the new UI which I could use it there as well.

    People keep complaining about the fact it's just a phone OS UI because all they're doing is seeing some screenshots. However if you look at it as a chrome-less desktop with more information, then it really seems to me that this UI could be amazing. Of course it would take a little time getting used to it, but that's true with any change like that.
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  33. Post #33
    King of the Oil Refinery
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    December 2008
    6,229 Posts
    I do have a feeling Windows 8 changelist will consist of this:

    Changes to kernel: 5
    Changes to UI: 4563
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  34. Post #34
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    August 2006
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    I do have a feeling Windows 8 changelist will consist of this:

    Changes to kernel: 5
    Changes to UI: 4563
    I'm hoping that sense there's multiple groups working on Windows, MSX is working on the UI and another group is going through and doing what they did in Windows 7.

  35. Post #35
    wlzshroom's Avatar
    July 2010
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    i REALLY HOPE they don't bloat the os with more gimmicky shiny bullcrap

    windows classic master race
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  36. Post #36
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    August 2006
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    i REALLY HOPE they don't bloat the os with more gimmicky shiny bullcrap

    windows classic master race
    Windows Classic has been removed.
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  37. Post #37
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    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    IE10 makes IE9 look bad though. Even if IE10's only on PP2.


    Speaking of the Touch UI, I think it's best to use it before you make an opinion. It's the same as a desktop icon, only much larger with more information which is live. When I look at all the programs I use, very few I would actually need the old desktop. To launch a game, I could do it directly via the new UI. To browse the web, the same. WLM, Skype, etc I'm sure will have support for the new UI which I could use it there as well.
    I don't even use the desktop. I just have shortcuts in my quick launch start menu. They could change it to a massive dildo that does Soulja Boy's Superman and I probably wouldn't notice.
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  38. Post #38
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    June 2009
    13,293 Posts
    i REALLY HOPE they don't bloat the os with more gimmicky shiny bullcrap

    windows classic master race
    yes improved design is bloat and gimmicky

    ???
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  39. Post #39
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    November 2009
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    i REALLY HOPE they don't bloat the os with more gimmicky shiny bullcrap

    windows classic master race
    System requirements will be the same or lower than Windows 7.

  40. Post #40
    Dennab
    November 2010
    4,519 Posts
    Thank god, Windows classic brings back horrible memories of Windows 95, with that sarcastic mocking error sound.... God I hated that OS.
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