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    Windows 8 pre-beta (8175) hands-on video and pictures


    Microsoft is showing off Windows 8 pre-beta build 8175 in CES 2012.

    Windows 8 pre-beta (8175) hands-on video and pictures

    Microsoft is well on its way to providing a public beta copy of Windows 8, and we got an early hands-on with a pre-beta version of the operating system today. Windows 8 build 8175 is on show at CES 2012, and Microsoft is demonstrating some of the latest features to the crowd of attendees. The most recent build includes a new touch gesture to close Metro apps from view, some keyboard and mouse improvements, and the new video/music Metro app players...

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    Not much sign there of the (almost) promised standard desktop for non metro fans?
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    The new PC Settings panel looks much more refined, but my question is will the Desktop consolidate the two into one PC Settings panel? Honestly, it seems slightly odd to customize two different interfaces in two different locations.
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    Thanks but no thanks Microsoft.
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    I can say something when I put my hands on it (or the feb beta)
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    I don't really care whether they allow a non-Metro interface in the next build. I have kinda gotten used to the new layout. What I want to see is a build that doesn't freeze my laptop every hour or so.
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    I do hope they give the end user the option to dump metro if they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
    I do hope they give the end user the option to dump metro if they want.
    Me too. Probably not fair to say before the beta is even released, but if I don't like it, I don't want it. I'm funny that way.
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    I hate the way they have been emphasizing this Metro just a little too much. They should emphasize the desktop well which they should not forget is their bread and butter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24c View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
    I do hope they give the end user the option to dump metro if they want.
    Me too. Probably not fair to say before the beta is even released, but if I don't like it, I don't want it. I'm funny that way.
    They already have a way to do that, it is called TweakMetroUI, or is it MetroTweakUI? LoL don't remember which way.
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