It should be called Window 8 not Windows 8.
All the native apps run in full-screen by default and you have to drag them to the sidebar to have multiple windows. Its counter-intuitive to how windowing systems have worked for the last 40 years of so.
Seems to have been too big a focus on touch driven UI. The removal of universal search is also disappointing.
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Wow !, I never knew about the Lumia 920 until I read this post bb.... I am well interested.... this looks and sounds swell.
I'm gonna find out even more about this.....'yeeha' as they say.
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A certain shopping channel has a today's special value featuring windows 8 starting at midnight.
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I know many are slating Microsoft, sometimes quite unfairly so. Yes, Microsoft has dished out a few disappointments in the past. But I think this time we have something really special here. Never before (since Windows 95) has Microsoft shown such a bold innovation. I can't think of any other way Microsoft could have crashed into the party successfully currently enjoyed by iOS & Android.
The very fact that Apple held an event just before Microsoft's & Google's with a new tablet within 6 months of the previous one indicates that it feels threatened by competition.
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BigBoss i haven't yet read anything to do with Windows 8 but the new Microsoft Surface Tablet seems to be getting a few good reviews, it looks like Microsoft are finding there way.
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Here's what Tim Cook says about Windows Surface:
“What we’re reading about is a fairly compromised product. I suppose you could design a car that flies and floats, but I don’t think it would do all of those things very well."
Steve Ballmer had to eat his words when the iPhone was launched. Famous last words Cook?
Installed Windows 8 Enterprise on my main system yesterday. Installation was (almost)painless although the move to Enterprise meant a clean install (not an issue for me).
I use a 24" HP monitor and I have zero issues with the not-Metro screen. I treat it as a launcher for certain apps and a start menu for the desktop mode. The lack of a "start button" isn't an issue. It's still there,just invisible (but then there's a fairly visible tactile one sitting on the keyboard too)
Some KB shortcuts here...
The OS feels faster, boots faster and under the hood is much more streamlined. Is it worth an upgrade for the average Windows 7 user...nope, probably not, but it is certainly a step forward and IMO will enable MS to make a very large dent into the mobile market...
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Downloading Windows 8 Pro now..... need the weekend to test it before the Lumia in the next week or 2.
Are you getting a lumia 820 or 920 BigBoss?
This is absolutely awesome!! I simply linked my google & facebook accounts to my contacts, & I get all notifications from my email & facebook in it! Internet Explorer is the fastest browser I've seen so far. The live tiles constantly update information, like emails, calendar, weather, news, notifications etc. It's a lot more than mere cosmetic changes from what I can see so far. Microsoft has produced something really stunning here. Still getting used to the full screens (IE & all apps open as a full screen, utilising the entire screen).
I don't feel hampered by lack of a touch screen.
Nice to see I can now backup my PC to a network drive.
So can I have two resized browser windows running with one showing an iPlayer programme (or YouTube video) whilst I surf the internet on the other one?
How about industrial users? When working I sometimes need loads of applications running and I like to drop onto one whilst keeping an eye on others. It would be hopeless having to select each from a sidebar all the time.
I cannot believe this is true for the PC/laptop version at least.
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Why does that make you happy? Sounds a bl##dy disaster.
It's a steep learning curve though. I'm struggling to open multiple windows in IE. Any ideas?
I'm just finding it funny!
It's not a total disaster, as translucent things spring up when you move the cursor towards one corner. A lot more of the webpage is visible with full screen.
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