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It should be called Window 8 not Windows 8.

Why?  :?

 

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.

:bounce:    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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Wow !, I never knew about the Lumia 920  until I read this post bb.... I am well interested.... this looks and sounds swell.

:bounce:    I'm gonna find out even more about this.....'yeeha'  as they say. :)

Smile

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."

http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ipad-vs-microsoft-surface-tim-cook-slams-windows-8-tablet-what-really-makes-device-worthwhile

Steve Ballmer had to eat his words when the iPhone was launched. Famous last words Cook? :?

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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...

http://www.wittenburg.co.uk/Blog.aspx?id=fb1c365c-dbd7-45ef-be95-03b294fe4697

 

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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:cheers:

Downloading Windows 8 Pro now..... need the weekend to test it before the Lumia in the next week or 2.  :grin:

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:cheers:

Downloading Windows 8 Pro now..... need the weekend to test it before the Lumia in the next week or 2.  :grin:

Are you getting a lumia 820 or 920 BigBoss?

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:cheers:

Downloading Windows 8 Pro now..... need the weekend to test it before the Lumia in the next week or 2.  :grin:

Are you getting a lumia 820 or 920 BigBoss?

920. Smile

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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). Smile

I don't feel hampered by lack of a touch screen.

Nice to see I can now backup my PC to a network drive.

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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.

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.

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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Still getting used to the full screens (IE & all apps open as a full screen, utilising the entire screen). Smile

Why does that make you happy? Sounds a bl##dy disaster.

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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It's a steep learning curve though. I'm struggling to open multiple windows in IE. Any ideas? :?

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Still getting used to the full screens (IE & all apps open as a full screen, utilising the entire screen). Smile

Why does that make you happy? Sounds a bl##dy disaster.

I'm just finding it funny! Smile

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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