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PostRe: Windows 8
by BID0 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:41 pm

Because it's all in Windows :lol: There isn't much reason to sell two of the same product

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PostRe: Windows 8
by NickSCFC » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:53 pm

Well every TV in a couple of years will be 'smart', Microsoft will be shooting themselves in the foot if they don't compete with Google TV and iTV.

For example, if someone buys a TV that has Google TV, they're more likely to then buy a Google Android smartphone as it'll compliment their TV and they won't have to pay for all those apps again. The same goes for iPhone/iTV/Apple TV.

Microsoft's whole problem with Windows Phone is trying to convince Android/iPhone users to ditch despite already investing in a competitor's 'eco-system', if Microsoft want to keep up they need to be cramming their OS into as many products as they can.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Rubix » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:46 pm

Microsoft removes 'Start' button from latest Windows 8 build

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Fatal Exception » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:27 pm

Rubix wrote:Microsoft removes 'Start' button from latest Windows 8 build

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PostRe: Windows 8
by KK » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:33 pm

They've lost their mind.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Mogster » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:04 pm

KKLEIN wrote:They've lost their mind.

Not really. All the "start button" did in the dev preview was open the charm menu, which already opens universally by mousing down to the bottom left corner. As such having a pretty flag taking up space in the dock was a bit pointless.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by tomvek » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:22 pm

The 'has no' face was petty much my reaction to the news.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by NickSCFC » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:03 am

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PostRe: Windows 8
by degoose » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:29 am

Fatal Exception wrote:
Rubix wrote:Microsoft removes 'Start' button from latest Windows 8 build

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My reaction was pretty close to this.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by NickSCFC » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:58 pm

That was my reaction to the new logo. I know minimalism is the in thing, but if they wanted to go monochrome why didn't they just use the Windows Phone flag?

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Somebody Else's Presents » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:00 pm

NickSCFC wrote:That was my reaction to the new logo. I know minimalism is the in thing, but if they wanted to go monochrome why didn't they just use the Windows Phone flag?


I'm assuming they're aiming to link it to the Metro interface tiles.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by NickSCFC » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:36 pm

New logo officially unveiled...

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Reminds me of the Windows 1.0 logo...


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PostRe: Windows 8
by KK » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:41 pm

Screams double glazing.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Yoshimi » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:47 pm

That's one of the worst logos I've ever seen. :|

Wait.... Ive just realised, where did they pluck 7 from for windows 7?

Windows 1
Windows 2
Windows 3
Windows 95 = 4
Windows 98 = 5
Windows ME = 6
Windows 2000 = 7
Windows XP= 8
Windows Vista = 9
Windows 7 = 10

And that's forgetting about the various versions of NT.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by NickSCFC » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:57 pm

I like the way that they've motified the original logo from 1985 reflecting there history and matching the Metro design, personally I'd prefer if they kept the red, blue, green, yellow colours.

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Windows 1
Windows 2
Windows 3
Windows 95 = 4.0
Windows 98 = 4.1
Windows ME = 4.2
Windows 2000 = 4.3
Windows XP= 5
Windows Vista = 6
Windows 7 = 7

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Fatal Exception » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:23 pm

NT and 2000 am cry.

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Stig » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:02 am

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/arch ... why-7.aspx

The internal version number of Windows "7" is actually 6.1....

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PostRe: Windows 8
by 1cmanny1 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:06 pm

What does windows 8 even do? Shouldn't they wait a few more years to release this?

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Somebody Else's Presents » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:13 pm

1cmanny1 wrote:What does windows 8 even do? Shouldn't they wait a few more years to release this?


Has Metro Interface
Runs on ARM Architecture
Allows mounting of ISOs onto a virtual drive
Windows Store digital distribution platform
Unifies Desktop and mobile Windows Operating Systems
Able to boot from USB device
Native USB 3.0 support
New system recovery features
Integration of user accounts with Windows Live accounts

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PostRe: Windows 8
by Something Fishy » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:28 pm

Must say i can't see a reason to get this at all yet. I think I'll skip this one, as i should have done Vista, unless i get a device with it on.


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