[olug] Windows 8
dashrender at cox.net
Wed Sep 28 15:53:48 UTC 2011
I was also very worried about the Metro UI, but since watching the Build Keynote Address, I'm less worried. yes it sucks that for the home user, they are stuck with the Metro UI as the default (of course until some programmer makes a simple install program to change it) the traditional desktop that people are currently accustomed to will be available.
Businesses on the other hand will have the ability to have the Explorer Desktop be the default. I also found it interesting to read in Paul Thurrott's review of Windows 8 that is is more of an update and a full out upgrade, much like Windows 7 was to Windows Vista, that is outside of the metro UI of course.
Anyone here loaded the pre-beta yet? Should I even be asking this on a linux group :P
---- Chad Homan <choman at gmail.com> wrote:
Sticking with ubuntu (or other linux)
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:40 PM, Timothy Goshinski <tgoshinski at gmail.com>wrote:
> I hate it with a passion, and I'm primarily a .NET developer at my day job.
> The Metro UI might work for a phone or a tablet, but it is a fustercluck of
> desktop WM - if they don't listen to reason they will take a bigger bath on
> this one than Vista and WinME combined.
> "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more of it
> have." -- Thomas Jefferson
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Charles Bird <cbird.omaha at gmail.com
> > What's windows 8? Never heard of it.
> > On Sep 27, 2011 10:16 PM, "Chad Homan" <choman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Right now, I am not worrying about it. I downloaded the "RCs" (if you
> > will)
> > > but have not found the
> > > time to look at them. Bottom line is that Win8 is still 6+ months away.
> > > Not to mention integration test
> > > time. I think Win10 will be out be the time I am ready
> > >
> > > On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM, ned mcnally <ned.mcnally at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >> I know this is a Linux group, but what do you guys think so far about
> > >> Windows 8?
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