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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:31 pm 
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Flash has probably been dropped so MS can promote Silverlight.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:38 pm 
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Flash has probably been dropped so MS can promote Silverlight.

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this is probably true that and html 5. i suppose it gives people the option and to be honest im sure chrome or something will work fine


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:54 pm 
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Looks like Windows 8 won't be Flash compatible. Curious how people feel about that.
http://www.cultofmac.com/113919/just-li ... ort-flash/


That's just the Metro version of IE10. If you go to the classic desktop, the regular IE10 is there, with all your plugin.

Looks like they're pulling a bit of a stealth Apple. Tablet users won't suffer the super awesome Flash battery drain (unless they load up the desktop version of some reason), while desktop users have a choice. It'll be curious to see if other Metro browsers end up doing the same thing.


Why not give us the choice :fp: Also sounds like you wont be able to swap out the Metro browser, only the desktop one....

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Because it's their platform and they'll do what they wanna.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:01 pm 
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So, basically, the OS is just Windows Phone 7 with the option to launch an actual desktop PC.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Not impressed at the moment. It looks like Windows 7 with a fancy but pointless front end. :? Yes, I realise it's very early.


Have you figured out how to close an application yet (using Task Manager is cheating).

At least Alt-Tab still works!

We're running it on VMware so it's not exactly optimal conditions...

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:22 pm 
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Fatal Exception wrote:
Mogster wrote:
Steve wrote:
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Looks like Windows 8 won't be Flash compatible. Curious how people feel about that.
http://www.cultofmac.com/113919/just-li ... ort-flash/


That's just the Metro version of IE10. If you go to the classic desktop, the regular IE10 is there, with all your plugin.

Looks like they're pulling a bit of a stealth Apple. Tablet users won't suffer the super awesome Flash battery drain (unless they load up the desktop version of some reason), while desktop users have a choice. It'll be curious to see if other Metro browsers end up doing the same thing.


Why not give us the choice :fp: Also sounds like you wont be able to swap out the Metro browser, only the desktop one....

I'm not condoning it, just suggesting a reason for it! I'm a Chrome user anyway, so as long as the inevitable Metro version of Chrome supports Flash then I don't really care.

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Have you figured out how to close an application yet (using Task Manager is cheating).

You don't, for the same reason you don't in iOS or Android. Apps that aren't doing anything will just save their state and cache themselves until you access them again. You shouldn't need to resort to the task manager unless an app is actually playing up.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:34 pm 
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Fatal Exception wrote:
Mogster wrote:
Steve wrote:
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Looks like Windows 8 won't be Flash compatible. Curious how people feel about that.
http://www.cultofmac.com/113919/just-li ... ort-flash/


That's just the Metro version of IE10. If you go to the classic desktop, the regular IE10 is there, with all your plugin.

Looks like they're pulling a bit of a stealth Apple. Tablet users won't suffer the super awesome Flash battery drain (unless they load up the desktop version of some reason), while desktop users have a choice. It'll be curious to see if other Metro browsers end up doing the same thing.


Why not give us the choice :fp: Also sounds like you wont be able to swap out the Metro browser, only the desktop one....



I would be very surprised if you couldnt add your in own browser in metro. i know WP7 is a closed platform but i cant see MS pulling that sort of stunt on Win8 it just wouldn't make sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:42 pm 
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As a man you who is still using XP (yes I know shock horror) is it worth me getting Windows 7 or should I hold out for Windows 8?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:13 am 
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As a man you who is still using XP (yes I know shock horror) is it worth me getting Windows 7 or should I hold out for Windows 8?

Windows 8 will probably be out late next year, so it might be worth waiting unless you're desperate for DirectX 10/11 support or something. Windows 7 is certainly a lot nicer to use than XP though.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:51 pm 
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Yeah, I can get Windows 7 for cheap (£50 for home, £90 for ultimate) thanks to my current student status (yay for education!) unfortunately I don't think I'll still be a student by the time Windows 8 comes out.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:54 pm 
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Benji Dude wrote:
Yeah, I can get Windows 7 for cheap (£50 for home, £90 for ultimate) thanks to my current student status (yay for education!) unfortunately I don't think I'll still be a student by the time Windows 8 comes out.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:24 pm 
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Yeah, I can get Windows 7 for cheap (£50 for home, £90 for ultimate) thanks to my current student status (yay for education!) unfortunately I don't think I'll still be a student by the time Windows 8 comes out.

Microsoft did a good deal for Windows 7 pre-orders. I got Home Premium for £40, and that wasn't with a student discount! It's quite possible they'll do something similar for Windows 8, especially as it's in their interests to get as many people to upgrade as possible and it worked out very well with Windows 7.

However, depending on how valuable £50 is to you right now it's not exactly going to hurt you to upgrade to Windows 7 for a year. Windows 8 might turn out to be a buggy mess at launch for all we know, although that's somewhat unlikely.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:08 am 
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Benji Dude wrote:
Yeah, I can get Windows 7 for cheap (£50 for home, £90 for ultimate) thanks to my current student status (yay for education!) unfortunately I don't think I'll still be a student by the time Windows 8 comes out.


Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows 7, WINDOWS 7!!!


Hmm you raise a good point there. I'll have to think it over.

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Yeah, I can get Windows 7 for cheap (£50 for home, £90 for ultimate) thanks to my current student status (yay for education!) unfortunately I don't think I'll still be a student by the time Windows 8 comes out.

Microsoft did a good deal for Windows 7 pre-orders. I got Home Premium for £40, and that wasn't with a student discount! It's quite possible they'll do something similar for Windows 8, especially as it's in their interests to get as many people to upgrade as possible and it worked out very well with Windows 7.

However, depending on how valuable £50 is to you right now it's not exactly going to hurt you to upgrade to Windows 7 for a year. Windows 8 might turn out to be a buggy mess at launch for all we know, although that's somewhat unlikely.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:16 am 
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Is there any sign of official Kinect support? It might make a good companion piece for Metro on HTPCs.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Is there any sign of official Kinect support? It might make a good companion piece for Metro on HTPCs.


http://m.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/ ... ct-windows

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:39 pm 
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The drive pooling that they took out of Windows Home Server has been implemented into Windows 8 as well, so now it should be even easier for people to set up their own media computers and avoid the sky/google video/apple TV/ps3 stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:06 pm 
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The drive pooling that they took out of Windows Home Server has been implemented into Windows 8 as well, so now it should be even easier for people to set up their own media computers and avoid the sky/google video/apple TV/ps3 stuff.


I really don't see the point of all this "Smart TV" stuff. Surely simply adding and HDMI port to TVs solves the problem. :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:08 pm 
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I completely agree, everything has been available for years. All of these other products will end up locking you into subscription services.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 8
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:10 pm 
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The drive pooling that they took out of Windows Home Server has been implemented into Windows 8 as well, so now it should be even easier for people to set up their own media computers and avoid the sky/google video/apple TV/ps3 stuff.


I really don't see the point of all this "Smart TV" stuff. Surely simply adding and HDMI port to TVs solves the problem. :?:


Most people don't want to have to wait for a PC to start up to watch TV. The point in Smart TV is it's easily accessible.

I'm also surprised MS haven't announced their own smart TV platform yet, the metro stuff and apps work so well on Xbox, why not try to embed that in TVs?

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