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Old 06-17-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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Just in case anyone is curious, here's a preview of Windows 8. Well, I guess it's also here even if you are not curious.

   
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Sure drew lots of comments; if you arent' curious, there are plenty who are. An awful lot of them seem to have drunk rather too much KoolAid though.

   
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Ah, I didn't notice before. There are 4197 comments on the article.

   
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Ah, I didn't notice before. There are 4197 comments on the article.
I haven't read them all yet. ;-)

   
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It surprises me that there are more than 10 messages. Windows users tend to be blasé, no matter how useful new features might be.

   
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It surprises me that there are more than 10 messages. Windows users tend to be blasé, no matter how useful new features might be.
You haven't spent much time with the KoolAid sippers, have you? ;-)

   
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It might be interesting on a touch-enabled laptop/pad/slate, but I cannot imagine why I would want touch on my 24-27" monitor that is more than arm's length from where I sit.... And I wonder how much computing horsepower is required to make this new donkey run smoothly.
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It's a dual interface that can also work as traditional Windows.

   
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Is it? Have you seen confirmation? The only spot in the demo where they showed a traditional Windows program running, it seemed to be running in a Win7 virtual machine ... or something of the sort.

   
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I have no confirmation. I'm assuming this because I see what appears to be a Start button and the article says "There'll be two kinds of applications for Windows 8, one that runs in a traditional desktop, and the other pseudo-mobile apps based on HTML5 and Javascript... Keyboard and mouse will still be options for both sets of programs"

   
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