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Windows 8 Could Make Its Public Debut Next Week

  1. #21


    If what Bloomberg's preview is correct(quote: three people with knowledge of the company’s plans.); this is more specific report of what MS is going to show in D9 & Computex:

    Microsoft Is Said to Plan Preview of New Windows Tablet Operating System - Bloomberg


    Microsoft Is Said to Plan Preview of New Windows Tablet Operating
    System


    By Ian King and Dina Bass - May 27, 2011 4:14 AM GMT+0800

    Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will preview its Windows operating system designed
    for tablet computers in demonstrations planned for next week, according to three
    people with knowledge of the company’s plans.

    The company will showcase the software’s touch-screen interface running on
    hardware with an Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) Tegra chip, said the people, who declined
    to be identified because the plans are confidential. Windows President Steven
    Sinofsky is scheduled to present at the All Things D conference, while Vice
    President Steve Guggenheimer will address the Computex show in Taipei.

    Microsoft is rushing to adapt Windows to better support devices that can
    compete with Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPad, which dominates the tablet market. The
    new operating system won’t be out until next year, people familiar with the
    plans said in March. Still, the company is eager to show it is moving forward,
    seeking to generate demand among computer makers and chip suppliers.

    Nvidia’s Tegra microprocessor is based on the ARM Holdings Plc (ARM)
    technology that dominates the smartphone market. ARM-based chips are also used
    in the iPad and tablets that run Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android operating system.

    Mark Martin, a spokesman for Microsoft, declined to comment. The company’s
    shares rose 48 cents, or 2 percent, to $24.67 at 4 p.m. New York time on the
    Nasdaq Stock Market. Nvidia gained 46 cents, or 2.5 percent, to $18.82.

    Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said earlier this week that
    machines with the new operating system, which he referred to as Windows 8, would
    be released in 2012.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyAlexander View Post
    Ok seriously does windows 8 actually do anything that windows 7 can't as of what anyone's seen so far?
    YEa there are tons, like they changed the 7 to an 8, and um relabeled IE9 to IE10. UMM, they changed the boot screen and the way it installs. and made WIN 7 Mode which is like XP mode but they just change all the images back to IE9 and Win 7. SOME GREAT FEATURES!!
    Seriously haven't you even looked at any of the threads?
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
    YEa there are tons, like they changed the 7 to an 8, and um relabeled IE9 to IE10. UMM, they changed the boot screen and the way it installs. and made WIN 7 Mode which is like XP mode but they just change all the images back to IE9 and Win 7. SOME GREAT FEATURES!!
    Seriously haven't you even looked at any of the threads?
    Dont forget the Black Screen of Death! More contemporary color than that Blue.
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  4. #24


    Thanks to the last two posters for bringing the thread down to earth again. So far, the only new features I have been able to view have been "unlocked" items from pirated copies. (Four altogether) The remainder are, at this stage, rumours. I do not doubt that there will be new features, otherwise Microsoft are wasting their time.. But, they did that with the transition from Vista to Windows 7. IMO the rumoured new features that I have seen , (I am an average user, I would reckon) are, about 90%, features for which I will have no use, or which I am running in third part, paid for, software.
    Last edited by davehc; 27 May 2011 at 00:24.
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  5. #25


    Singapore
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 6.1.7600 Build 7600 (retail installation)


    I just heard that the beta version of Windows 8, build 8000, is about to be leaked. Is this true? If it is,
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  6. #26


    We have no solid info about leaks until the leak has happened.
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  7. #27


    Singapore
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 6.1.7600 Build 7600 (retail installation)


    Quote Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
    Dont forget the Black Screen of Death! More contemporary color than that Blue.
    Well, for me, a colorful SOD would be appealing, with Aero effects.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by Terabites View Post
    Well, for me, a colorful SOD would be appealing, with Aero effects.
    The point behind a BSOD is because the system failed. I highly doubt you could manage to get a really colorful BSOD.
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  9. #29


    Singapore
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 6.1.7600 Build 7600 (retail installation)


    Quote Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
    The point behind a BSOD is because the system failed. I highly doubt you could manage to get a really colorful BSOD.
    Well mckillwashere, I was just imagining. I'd wish that I'd have a colorful SOD. Come on, we are humans after all, have some fun in the living process, and not be so glum like a typical computer would be.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 128
    Win8 Pro x64


    I agree TB - I'd like a pic of my ex-wife as the SOD, just to remind me the siuation could be worse. I'd call it my Savour Our Divorce screen.
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