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Windows 8 Preview is live

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Zxanphorian, May 31, 2012.

  1. Zxanphorian

    Zxanphorian ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    dragonfliet I write stuffs

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    I've heard mostly good things about it, but I really don't feel like learning a new system as of yet when Win 7 is still so new and won't be dropped from support in any near future and with Win 8 providing nothing new to desktop browsing. I'm excited about it for tablets, as it is a full OS that is properly scaled down, rather than the bloatware of other Windows tablet interfaces or the stripped down, barebones of iOS or android; but I don't feel like wasting my time on it until consumers and patches finally figure out the desktop v metro divide for me through trial and error.
     
  3. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    This is crap. It just doesn't work well with kb/m. I can't understand anyone excusing how poor of an experience it is. People keep saying "You can use your computer in desktop mode full time, just make shortcuts to your apps and never click the orb" well this is stupid. What's the point of turning almost 20 years of basic UI on its head for something so awful? They are going full bore into Metro and I am personally hoping it crashes and burns.

    Will not be upgrading.
     
  4. Gambit84

    Gambit84 New Member

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    They went full metro. You never go full metro.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHITc1OL-c


    [​IMG]
     
  5. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    I'm downloading it now and should have it in a virtual machine in about an hour. I'll report back after.

    EDIT: The 64bit copy is running fine in Virtualbox, but I can't get the virtual network adapter to show up in device manager. So, no internet.

    But yeah, this sucks. Metro can fuck off and die.

    EDIT 2: Nevermind, got networking to work. You have to set the virtual network to 'bridged adapter' and use the Intel PRO 1000 Desktop virtual adapter.
     
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  6. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    Wow. Looks like Windows 7 is going to be the new XP and 8 is going to be the new Vista.
     
  7. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    I'll wait for Windows: What were we thinking!™.
     
  8. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    It's all about the tablets
     
  9. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    Even so, my mommy could have designed a better interface.
     
  10. Zxanphorian

    Zxanphorian ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    How did you get it to work in Virtualbox? When I try to start up the installation, it says "Your PC needs to be repaired."

    Edit: I had to enable VT-X on my bios. Installing it now.
     
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    Yep just as I thought. The translation of Metro from a mobile interface to a desktop interface fails on so many levels. It is way less intuitive.

    Also no start menu?!?

    I'm going to sit this one out and wait for a (hopefully) better Windows 9.
     
  12. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    This and the rest of your post doesn't surprise me.
    I remember a statement saying Win8 is supposed to be an all-encompassing OS for mobile/tablet/desktop, 2 somewhat similar systems and 1 completely different one

    Arnox's comment about Win7 = Xp and Win8 = Vista is probably gonna be accurate
     
  13. Zxanphorian

    Zxanphorian ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    Reminds me of:

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  14. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    Actually, I'm OK with this. Windows 7 actually does a lot of things right and I have no beef with it currently. So, it can definitely fill the role of the old, trusty Windows OS pretty well.
     
  15. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    I'll be sticking with 7.
    My pc isn't a tablet.

    You'll need a couple of tablets after looking at that interface.
     
  16. DarkEmperor

    DarkEmperor Buried By The Dead

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    Reminds me of Gnome 3 unholy mess...

    Quoting Torvalds "If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it."
     
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    The first thing that came to mind when playing with Metro:

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  18. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    I'll be sticking with 7 for a few more years it seems.

    I wonder if Microsoft is going to drop traditional desktops entirely for Windows 9? I mean, they may as well have dropped it for 8.

    :lol:
     
  19. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    Just threw this together :D
     

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  20. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    and Microsoft, Google, and Apple realize that touch based tablets is where the growth is.
     

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