Microsoft Windows 8 Preview

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REDMOND, Wash. – June 1, 2011 – Today, at the D9 Conference, we demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time. Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface.


http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/feat ... enews.aspx

Some of the aspects of the new Windows 8 interface that they showed today include:

  • Windows Start menu replaced with fast launching apps from tile based start screen
  • Live tiles with notifications that always show up to date information
  • Fluid switching between running applications
  • Snap and resize and app to the side of the screen
  • Web connected and web powered apps using HTML5 and Javascript that have access to the full power of the PC
  • Fully touch-optimized browsing with all the power of hardware accelerated Internet Explorer 10

Here is a video which gives the the first preview of Windows 8:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I
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  • Web connected and web powered apps using HTML5 and Javascript that have access to the full power of the PC
Does anyone think that this is another "portal" for viruses / other crap?
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Bogey wrote:
  • Web connected and web powered apps using HTML5 and Javascript that have access to the full power of the PC
Does anyone think that this is another "portal" for viruses / other crap?



Could very well be (unless the "web powered apps" is running severely restricted, perhaps sandboxed). I guess they haven't completley ignored security when they developed this and new windows versions tend to be more secure than previous versions.
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I guess they haven't completley ignored security when they developed this and new windows versions tend to be more secure than previous - once it lunches we will know for sure!!



I think i may faint if windows creats a "secure" version! LMAO this is funny!!!!
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WritingBadCode wrote:
...new windows versions tend to be more secure than previous versions.

I disagree... compare VISTA with XP... I think VISTA was a lot more insecure then XP was.

Windows 7 though, I think is an improvement.
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I was scared for a while till I saw the regular desktop.
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I was scared for a while till I saw the regular desktop.

:lol: That's what I was thinking... we got Windows Mobile for Apps if we need them... and then I'd probably prefer Android over Windows Mobile and iPhone (I use iPhone and I must say, it's not all that it's cracked out to be).
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I was scared for a while till I saw the regular desktop.

Of course they aren't going to abandon the traditional Windows UI, at least not altogether. But taking a UI designed for a mouse and keyboard and slapping touch functionality on it is just stupid and ineffective. Touch input requires a completely different angle, and the new UI in the demo serves that purpose.
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well the problem also is that most everybody has a "smartphone" and its hurting windows desktop. who needs a computer when they can get on the internet with there phone.... although last time i was in best buy i notice more of the all in one pc's coming around and they are touch. not too many people are liking the keyboard.. How ever i don't see the mouse and keyboard disappearing any time soon!
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I'm curious to see what direction the server line is going?

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