The new desktop GUI will surface soon.
That looks good for a tablet, might get use to it, will have to try it out.
At least we have an option to use the desktop, if not that would likely be a deal breaker for many.
We actually still have normal start menu, taskbar, desktop...
EDIT: From all things Digital blog:
Exclusive: Making Sense of Our First Look at Windows 8 – AllThingsD
Windows 8 essentially supports two kinds of applications. One is the classic Windows application, which runs in a desktop very similar to the Windows 7 desktop.
Thanks for the encouraging word! I missed that part, somehow!
I kind of like the Start Menu because even with a lot of Windows open, I can still look for something else I need. The "tiles" on the phones always struck me as being a throwback to Windows 3.1...
I take it everyone has seen this:
YouTube - ‪Building "Windows 8" - Video #1‬‏
There seems a definite emphasis on the touch ui and the whole thing looks to be aimed at mobile devices. At one point there is a familiar looking gui and his fingers look a bit clumsy using it.
At this point I'm distinctly unimpressed with the tile launch page. I like a nice wallpaper and then on to speed dial on my browser of choice (currently Nightly and Chrome). I imagine I will be happy with it eventually though
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A touch GUI is fine, if not necessary, for mobile devices, etc.
But I am a bit leery that 3rd party apps developer emphasis will be on the flash of the touch GUI to the deteriment of the "traditional" mouse/keyboard GUI. Ever try to do photo touchup with a touchscreen? Hmmm.....
Also for desktop ergonomics, try a little exercise...... reach up and touch the screen once every 3 seconds for a few minutes. Users may switch from being concerned about carpal tunnel to suffering from monitor elbow......
If anyone has been able to find footage of Windows 8 running on a laptop or desktop (any machine that uses a mouse instead of touch input), could you please post it here?
If you are doing a touch UI for mobil device such as smart phones, tablets, etc... I'm OK with it. But for a desktop, beside those all-in-one PCs, I haven't seen any retail monitors being touch screens. The only touch screens I've seen are on newegg and those are 15" CRT more oriented to business. Really, touch IS NOT for desktop. If Microsoft makes that move, I'm sorry to say but, it'll be a failure and people will actually stay on Windows 7.
I can't say it enough : keyboard+mouse >>>> touch