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A deeper dive into Windows 8: can Microsoft's big bet pay off?

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    A deeper dive into Windows 8: can Microsoft's big bet pay off?



    Summary: Windows 8 is, without a doubt, the most controversial Windows version the company has ever designed. After a month of using and dissecting the Windows Developer Preview, I offer a deeper look at whatís inside and some predictions about what you can expect in the future.

    Microsoft released its first preliminary version of Windows 8 roughly a month ago. Itís somewhat raw, definitely incomplete, and absolutely the most controversial Windows version the company has ever considered releasing.
    A deeper dive into Windows 8: can Microsoft's big bet pay off? | ZDNet

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    I will bet all my pips on when Windows 8 RTM release it will be very different to this DP, which points heavily to being a tablet/smart phone OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    I will bet all my pips on when Windows 8 RTM release it will be very different to this DP, which points heavily to being a tablet/smart phone OS.
    I'll raise you a few pips (I can do that) but, prior, please specify what you mean as "very different," aem, as I see the DP as more a hybrid than anything else - and a good one at that.
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    I'll relinquish my VIP badge. Metro UI will go!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    I'll relinquish my VIP badge. Metro UI will go!!!
    You've already lost that bet, friend.
    But what's a pip, for this dumb American?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    I'll relinquish my VIP badge. Metro UI will go!!!
    You've already lost that bet, friend.
    But what's a pip, for this dumb American?
    where, how, when?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    I'll relinquish my VIP badge. Metro UI will go!!!
    You've already lost that bet, friend.
    But what's a pip, for this dumb American?
    A pip, as I understand are those little green blocks under our badges.

    And when did aem lose his bet?
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    lol, i have not lost it yet, metro will not be included in non-tablet editions of Windows 8.
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    Aem, if the UI is going when the final comes out what's the whole point in upgrading to windows 8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adntech View Post
    Aem, if the UI is going when the final comes out what's the whole point in upgrading to windows 8?
    Software evolution my friend, it's all about having the latest but might not be the greatest we'll just have to wait and see.
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