First Look At Windows 8

Submitted by: cobrakiller 5 years ago Tech

Here is the new operating system in the works for by Microsoft.
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Male 126
I`m in university. Won`t it be fun reaching up to the screen to type out a whole assignment? you bet it will.

but seriously, who thought a touch screen computer was a good idea? good luck trying to type up a thesis. also, finger smudges.
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Male 42
My friend got this a month ago. Seems good.
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Male 1,231
This looks like it could be another vista. Oh dear :`(
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Female 728
Is this a joke? It`s ugly and there`s no way I`m getting a touch screen interface on my next computer. If this is what the next windows OS looks like, I`m getting by brother to teach me Linux.
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Female 129
Why to they need to come out with a new `Windows` thing every year? People are happy how it is.
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Male 2,592
It`s too.. it`s like too much has been done for me. Whatever, stop adding all these new API functions I have to learn. Yeah yeah I was glad secure strings happened but come on. Already had to port all my junk from IA-32 to IA-64. Didn`t take much but still a hassle. This shxt`s way over my head to begin with. And you wanna add more crap. More crap I have to figure out and learn and work and make and do other crap with. Damnit.
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Male 511
No. No. This is not a valid Windows OS, this is just Windows Phone 7 on a PC. Do not want.
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Male 1,595
Two Words:

Hell No

Windows 9 better be like 7 and under.
I agree with duffy, they just need to make another XP only more secure, since that`s how I lost my last PC.
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Male 5,194
More useless dumbed-down shovelware. Last good OS out of Microsoft was XP.
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Female 108
this better not be real. I`m tired of apple and Microsoft dumbing everything down. Classic windows OS is the way to go and if you cant figure it out go jump off a bridge
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Male 2,506
And I hate macs, and I don`t know enough about coding to get linux! D: Sticking to 7.
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Male 2,506
OMG NO this better not even be remotely what the new windows is like. Last I checked they were trying to make smartphones into PCs not PCs into smartphones. This is bullpoo, I drating love the old windows layout and how it works. The media center is probably the biggest waste of effort ever, and now they are trying to make the entire PC into one.. WTF windows.
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Male 3,076
here this is a much better view of what it might look like, way better that the faggy video from microsoft.
this is a very early beta video so it might change a bit.
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Male 3,076
holy poo that sucks... I want a normal desctop that doesn`t look like a media center.
one more version of windows and I switching to linux for good.
but then again I can`t complain, since I havent paid for any program since windows 95.
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Male 148
Seems like everytime Windows releases a new OS it gets worse and worse :S
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Male 30
I have a feeling this is for Microsoft tablets, not PCs and such. Or at least I hope...
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Male 626
This is exactly why I don`t have an iPad, I hate the interface. They better have a way to switch it over to a normal desktop.
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Male 48
drat this, from now on i`m using some sort of linux system... I don`t want my computer to look like a cheap videogame, I want an empty screen i can put stuff on. Not this SH*T!
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Male 759
Ah hell, this is going to be worse than the 95-98 switch. NONE OF MY PROGRAMS WILL WORK!!!!
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Male 2,384
drat are you telling me my 8 month old computer is going to be obselete already???
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Male 4,902
Death to Microsoft, they jacked too much of my money
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Male 176
@DrProfessor
There is a desktop, however you first boot into this horrible media center display... I`m sure there will be a way to disable this first view or may be disabled by default. however if you watch the whole video through, the "desktop" in this demo seems to be a windows 7 desktop... whatever that means....
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Male 330
Wow that looks just terrible

Plus you lose points for the three words "Internet Explorer 10"
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Male 14,775
Oh please no. This makes sense only for a Microsoft iPad clone.
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Male 66
Microsoft, please do not try to get macfags back, theyre gone! please forget this stupid idea and go back to the normal desktop format
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Male 3,894
But... the desktop. I *LIKE* the desktop.
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Male 314
What the drat are they thinking? This is a terrible idea.
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Male 916
my desktop should not be just a bigger version of my mobile.
i think i`m ready to go back to 3.11
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Male 12,365
How long will the touchscreed fad last before enough people say "You know, for most things this in inferior to other methods. Nice gimmick, but limited usefulness".

Perhaps the oddest thing about it is that a major flaw of touchscreens is the lack of touch - there`s no tactile feedback.

Maybe there will be still be an actual PC OS buried under the handheld device interface, with an option to switch to a suitable interface for a PC.

I`m in no hurry - I`m still using XP. I`m toying with buying Win7, but since XP still works fine why spend the money? I don`t see £125 worth of difference between XP and 7, not for me.
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Male 1,182
do not like
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Male 551
Ohh look, a slightly fancier Android!!!

Not surprised though
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Male 2,033
Touch screen gaming would suck. Also, we would all have to be new monitors.

It also looks like you are using a damned windows phone. I don`t want my home computer to work like a phone. Especially the worst type of smartphone there is.
This is just stupid.
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Male 74
I`m curious what he means about the HTML5/Javascript applications. It sounds like he said "we added enormous security holes to your OS".
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Female 570
I hate this touch screen fad.
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Male 148
but will it blend? no but seriously this poo is pretty whack i like my keyboard and mouse
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Male 271
Why don`t they understand that you can`t just make one OS for tablets / phones and computers... Everybody is doing it these days... I don`t want touch screen on my computer, I have used a keyboard and a mouse all my life, and I like it that way...
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Male 260
Why does windows want to look like a MAC? I HATE the layout of a MAC =s Wtf am i gone use when windows 8 is the minimum... Guess it`s linux from then on in
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Male 47
@nOn It looks nothing like the iPad.

What it does look exactly like, though, is Windows Phone 7. I`m not sure that that`s a good thing either.
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Male 354
..zzzzzzzz....
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Male 385
No they are doing it wrong! OS not phone!
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Male 342
So, it`s the iPad?
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Female 546
wow, i couldn`t even last a minute cause i just don`t care. i`m happy with my computer and if it finally dies one day, then i`ll start looking for a new one then. till then, i just don`t care.
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Male 5,413
A bunch of gimmicks and crud I don`t need.
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Male 2,868
I`m intrigued. Although I`m also interested to see what the Chrome OS looks like in its final incarnation.
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Male 25,416
Lookin more like the windows for the phone
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Female 683
I really don`t like it. It looks just like the platform you`d see on a phone.
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Male 2,005
i don`t like it, it looks too clumsy and too annoying to operate, but it`s original can`t deny that
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Male 2,056
i`d only get this if i get a touch screen. which isn`t going to happen soon.
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Male 490
That would be good on maybe a laptop or something smaller, but I prefer the normal windows layout for a desktop or a laptop which you will be doing more than average use on..
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Male 178
It`s different. I like that.
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Female 247
It`s a drating iPad...SHAME MICROSOFT!
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Male 307
Wow... if that becomes the default OS, I`m switching to Fedora or Slackware.
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Male 1,081
I want an OS designed for a laptop/desktop computer, not an OS designed for Microsoft`s rendition of the iPad.
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Male 768
I`ll stick to my Vista for now and Win 7 when I get it. This "Win 8" looks like poo.
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Female 1,682
It looks very responsive, and I am sure it would work great. However...I wouldn`t get it. I`d rather stick with 7. I like the way 7 looks and runs.

I really don`t like how this one looks |: Something about it bothers me but I can`t put my finger on it.
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Male 2,419
"Tiles are better than icons because now you can`t put important documents and programs on your desktop"
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Male 68
Windows sucks monkeyballs.
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Male 302
Is he using the word App in place of the word program? Because I don`t think I like the idea of apps taking the place of regular programs.
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Male 2,390
app this app that. effin a. yet another M$ OS I won`t be using. What happened to functional UI`s.
If I wanted a touch screen I`d join the Starfleet academy.
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Male 139
looks like a smartphone/pad OS running over Win 7. i think i`ll just stick with 7.
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Male 605
Pfft, everyone knows Windows BOB was the pinnacle of windows OS engineering.
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Male 402
ugly. and 7 and vista suck
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Male 263
lets not replace function with visual appeal...remember vista?
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Male 269
"Designed for touchscreens". Ough.
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Male 155
This looks more like a windows OS for tablets than a replacement for windows 7. Actually, this looks and feels very much like my windows phone 7.... and I really like my phone. So this operating system could be very cool since they will have alot more to work with than whats available in smartphone technology.
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Male 400
Lots of eye candy here. My only problem with Windows is that it doesn`t give you complete and open access to the software on your machine like Linux does.
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Male 792
[quote]drat THE drat OFF WINDOWS!! RE RELEASE XP!![/quote]
Bwa-hahahaha! XP was a piece of poo when it first came out...as was every other Windows environment that Microsoft came out with.
Their only good OS was DOS 6.22.
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Male 74
That looks like crap.
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Male 106
So... it`s an iPhone?
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Male 1,421
Hate it already.
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Male 528
drat THE drat OFF WINDOWS!! RE RELEASE XP!!
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Male 1,931
This UI is good for tablets and consuming information. But for an OS I want something professional in the workplace. This isn`t it.
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Male 535
Microsoft seems to have fixated on this "blocks of information arranged in a grid" format - and I really wish that they would stop - it`s cumbersome and a waste of space with the size that "apps" need to display their launch icons even when they don`t have dynamic content. I know it`s for tablets, but it still seems like a terrible way to organize information - i can`t stand Win Phone 7`s chaotic interface.

IDK - i`d personally be perfectly happy if everything went back to CLI exclusively so my opinion is pretty much moot =D

Also: ROFL at "Photo Feedr" - can`t even make a photo app without ripping off another brand - namely, flickr XD
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Male 9
They censor one half of "The Wall". Secret projects ,anyone?
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Male 1,011
@lyonartime

BLASPHEMY IE will ALWAYS be SH*T
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Female 631
I believe this OS is meant mainly for smartphones.
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Male 31
Seems awesome for touchscreen, but awful for mouse use.
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Male 193
I agree this is sh*te
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Male 761
Also, touchscreens can DIAF. Not everyone has small fingers.
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Male 761
So far it looks like they`re just making OS for hand held devices that can also run desktops. I don`t need any of those "Apps" to touch with fingers on my PC.
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Male 83
I hate touchscreens.
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Male 697
Touchscreen isn`t the future people!
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Male 2,121
Looks too touch focused, I doubt it`d work as well with a mouse. I want a chromebook but they`re too expensive, plus they`re $150 more expensive in the UK than in the US.
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Male 3,285
Looks pretty poo.
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Male 505
That looks so awful to me.
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Male 15,510
I dont know why everything has to be touchscreen now
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Male 260
Hey look, IE isn`t terrible anymore!
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Male 2,547
win 2000- good
win me- bad
win xp- good
vista- bad
win 7-good
win 8-bad

and the pattern continues.
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Male 464
JEsus, I still maintain that XP is the best system. You can work on one of those!
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Male 4,290
Windows 8, brought to you by Apple.
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Male 7,586
Link: First Look At Windows 8 [Rate Link] - Here is the new operating system in the works for by Microsoft.
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