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Are you going to solder the USB cable directly onto the motherboard and remove one of the ports on the back?
Yes and Yes
I have a problem.
Multitouchvista doesn't work with my touch panel, does anyone know an alternative to "simulate" a native touch device? It kinda sucks to have your touch panel being recognized as a mouse
It's a resistive single touch screen, however it is damn accurate, What I really need is a way to smoothly scroll through Metro menus by just swiping like a "real" touch device does, It kinda gives me Windows Mobile blues trying to scroll using the scrollbar with a touchscreen device
p.s. this on screen keyboard is the best I have seen yet
And yes, the on-screen keyboard is amazing. I love it.
Well, I really hate to be that guy, but when are we to expect the Beta? We are in the last days of January, and it's rumored for a February release, but I don't have any details yet. :/
You answered yourself: "February"
Do we have a descriptor like early or late?
I'm disappointed that I won't be able to take advantage of the entire touchscreen aspect of W8, but I can't wait for all the smaller improvements I've seen in the Desktop oriented part of W8.
At least Chrome and Opera both have touch swiping extensions
February Lateth, 2012
Microsoft doesn't give dates on betas/rcs. They just come when they're ready. Only one person at MS has said late February and even then it could still come out before late February or early March.
Confirmed Beta Release Date: Sometime in the future
Looks really clean, hope it will work as well as it looks.
On the other hand, Microsoft would have to deal with hordes of drooling retards who installed the beta/RC (or got it installed on their computer by techies) and then upgraded instead of installing from scratch, which means they'd have decline to support everything that goes wrong in those unsupported, fucked up installs (and explain angry customers why they do so). It also leads to bad PR for MS because you get still get to hear about those problems even though they may have nothing to do with the OS itself.
In the end it's best not to support the beta -> RC -> release upgrade path, and for MS it's best to block it outright. They could let it be unblocked by technical users, but then I bet you'd still have to deal with people who know they shouldn't get support but who will lie to technical support because they think their issue isn't related to the install...
As you can see, it's a clusterfuck. I get to deal with it often and you really don't want to support developer builds ever even if it pisses off a minority of techies.
This is a step in the right direction for Microsoft. Flash, when coupled with Internet Explorer, can pose a serious risk to the security of the system.
It's also a step toward less proprietary codec and backend software, and a more open web.
I'm a bit concerned, though. If Apple does the same (And they're planning to), we could very well end up in a world where we have no plug-ins, but everything requires them. What then?
We could easily have a plugin free web, most of the content we browse on a day to day basis shouldn't have needed a plugin in the first place. It's just web based games and Java applications that would suffer from this mostly.
Will we see Windows Media Player 13 in Windows 8?
Or you could use the built in data/settings backup utility.
I assume this thread will now lock?