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Here are a few aspects of the new interface we showed today:
• Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
• Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
• Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
• Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
• Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
Imagine your Windows 8 phone is hacked
Yup, unified OS, infected on every platform, that's the dream ;)
[edited by: J_RaD at 6:33 pm (utc) on Jun 2, 2011]
Why are we not able to buy a PC without Windows?
waoh, slow down.... windows 8 is NOT for PHONES.
but they did say its for desktops, laptops, and tablets.
Phone wasn't in that list.
I thought Windows 7 was utterly horrible and nailed the coffin
Windows Explorer in example, XP I just click on a cut button, in Vista/7 I have to click on organize, hold the button down, drag it to cut, let go, nothing happens, click a second time.
They got rid of the classic start menu and then replaced it with a massive goofy menu, hid the run menu option
The shut down menu is a drop down instead of INSTANT one-click access buttons in XP, so you have to click FIVE times to restart the computer in Vista/7
whereas in XP you click start (one), shutdown (two) and restart (three). In Windows Explorer when you click on a folder in the folder panel is automatically expands subfolders however in Vista/7 even with the option in the folders options enabled it doesn't work. You have to double-click to expand folders which is anti-intuitive.
and by the time I'm done I'll convince you XP was Microsoft's peak and Windows 7 is completely unusable.
joined:Nov 11, 2000
The only redeeming feature was the dual-window resize option...
Oh nonsense. Go buy a Mac.Exactly :) I never used Vista, so Win7 took me a few weeks to get used to. I did read a few articles about the main points and differences, which made the transition easier. XP was good if you made the effort, Win7 is considerably better if you make the effort.