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Date: 06/03/11 07:00 AM

91 Responses to First Look At Windows 8

  1. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7366 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    Link: First Look At Windows 8 - Here is the new operating system in the works for by Microsoft.
  2. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:17 am
    Windows 8, brought to you by Apple.
  3. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:18 am
    JEsus, I still maintain that XP is the best system. You can work on one of those!
  4. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2282 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:23 am
    win 2000- good
    win me- bad
    win xp- good
    vista- bad
    win 7-good
    win 8-bad

    and the pattern continues.
  5. Profile photo of lyonartime
    lyonartime Male 18-29
    260 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:30 am
    Hey look, IE isn`t terrible anymore!
  6. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:30 am
    I dont know why everything has to be touchscreen now
  7. Profile photo of Reganom
    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:42 am
    That looks so awful to me.
  8. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:45 am
    Looks pretty poo.
  9. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:46 am
    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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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:48 am
    Touchscreen isn`t the future people!
  11. Profile photo of EvilBigHead
    EvilBigHead Male 30-39
    83 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:52 am
    I hate touchscreens.
  12. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:53 am
    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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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:54 am
    Also, touchscreens can DIAF. Not everyone has small fingers.
  14. Profile photo of rynEnigma
    rynEnigma Male 18-29
    193 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:55 am
    I agree this is sh*te
  15. Profile photo of Veneni
    Veneni Male 13-17
    31 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:59 am
    Seems awesome for touchscreen, but awful for mouse use.
  16. Profile photo of 3002-3038
    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    633 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 8:03 am
    I believe this OS is meant mainly for smartphones.
  17. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 8:31 am

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    Denmen707 Male 13-17
    9 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 8:52 am
    They censor one half of "The Wall". Secret projects ,anyone?
  19. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 8:53 am
    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
  20. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 8:57 am
    This UI is good for tablets and consuming information. But for an OS I want something professional in the workplace. This isn`t it.
  21. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 9:00 am
  22. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 9:00 am
    Hate it already.
  23. Profile photo of corywebb
    corywebb Male 30-39
    106 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 9:04 am
    So... it`s an iPhone?
  24. Profile photo of cjk718
    cjk718 Male 18-29
    74 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 9:09 am
    That looks like crap.
  25. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 9:16 am
    Bwa-hahahaha! XP was a piece of poo when it first came was every other Windows environment that Microsoft came out with.
    Their only good OS was DOS 6.22.
  26. Profile photo of PoopNoodle
    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
    400 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 9:31 am
    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.
  27. Profile photo of ishkabibbles
    ishkabibbles Male 18-29
    155 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 9:48 am
    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.
  28. Profile photo of mitha
    mitha Male 18-29
    269 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 10:10 am
    "Designed for touchscreens". Ough.
  29. Profile photo of optix_reverb
    optix_reverb Male 18-29
    263 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 10:17 am
    lets not replace function with visual appeal...remember vista?
  30. Profile photo of KAKABAKA
    KAKABAKA Male 30-39
    402 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 10:31 am
    ugly. and 7 and vista suck
  31. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Pfft, everyone knows Windows BOB was the pinnacle of windows OS engineering.
  32. Profile photo of nnotdead
    nnotdead Male 18-29
    139 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 10:59 am
    looks like a smartphone/pad OS running over Win 7. i think i`ll just stick with 7.
  33. Profile photo of ForSquirel
    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    1985 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 11:02 am
    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.
  34. Profile photo of Ches47
    Ches47 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 11:05 am
    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.
  35. Profile photo of Dick_Head
    Dick_Head Male 30-39
    68 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 11:34 am
    Windows sucks monkeyballs.
  36. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 11:34 am
    "Tiles are better than icons because now you can`t put important documents and programs on your desktop"
  37. Profile photo of _kiersten_
    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1684 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 11:43 am
    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.
  38. Profile photo of dude21862004
    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    I`ll stick to my Vista for now and Win 7 when I get it. This "Win 8" looks like poo.
  39. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    I want an OS designed for a laptop/desktop computer, not an OS designed for Microsoft`s rendition of the iPad.
  40. Profile photo of Djarum
    Djarum Male 18-29
    307 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    Wow... if that becomes the default OS, I`m switching to Fedora or Slackware.
  41. Profile photo of taelmx
    taelmx Female 18-29
    247 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    It`s a drating iPad...SHAME MICROSOFT!
  42. Profile photo of HamilTaco
    HamilTaco Male 18-29
    178 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    It`s different. I like that.
  43. Profile photo of IceDragon77
    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
    490 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    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..
  44. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    i`d only get this if i get a touch screen. which isn`t going to happen soon.
  45. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    i don`t like it, it looks too clumsy and too annoying to operate, but it`s original can`t deny that
  46. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    I really don`t like it. It looks just like the platform you`d see on a phone.
  47. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25348 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    Lookin more like the windows for the phone
  48. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    I`m intrigued. Although I`m also interested to see what the Chrome OS looks like in its final incarnation.
  49. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    A bunch of gimmicks and crud I don`t need.
  50. Profile photo of pigsnout5
    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    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.
  51. Profile photo of n0n
    n0n Male 18-29
    342 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    So, it`s the iPad?
  52. Profile photo of mrpuddle
    mrpuddle Male 18-29
    385 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    No they are doing it wrong! OS not phone!
  53. Profile photo of ak4775
    ak4775 Male 30-39
    354 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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    Kippran Male 18-29
    47 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    @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.
  55. Profile photo of darkhawk
    darkhawk Male 70 & Over
    260 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    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
  56. Profile photo of Ivar2112
    Ivar2112 Male 18-29
    271 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    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...
  57. Profile photo of erick0619
    erick0619 Male 18-29
    148 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    but will it blend? no but seriously this poo is pretty whack i like my keyboard and mouse
  58. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    I hate this touch screen fad.
  59. Profile photo of Billito
    Billito Male 18-29
    74 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    I`m curious what he means about the HTML5/Javascript applications. It sounds like he said "we added enormous security holes to your OS".
  60. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    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.
  61. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    Ohh look, a slightly fancier Android!!!

    Not surprised though
  62. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1182 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    do not like
  63. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    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.
  64. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
    900 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    my desktop should not be just a bigger version of my mobile.
    i think i`m ready to go back to 3.11
  65. Profile photo of pfkdxius
    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    What the drat are they thinking? This is a terrible idea.
  66. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    But... the desktop. I *LIKE* the desktop.
  67. Profile photo of tiben36
    tiben36 Male 13-17
    66 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    Microsoft, please do not try to get macfags back, theyre gone! please forget this stupid idea and go back to the normal desktop format
  68. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14454 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    Oh please no. This makes sense only for a Microsoft iPad clone.
  69. Profile photo of gobroncos
    gobroncos Male 18-29
    330 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    Wow that looks just terrible

    Plus you lose points for the three words "Internet Explorer 10"
  70. Profile photo of lastrogue
    lastrogue Male 18-29
    176 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm
    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....
  71. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 12:30 am
    Death to Microsoft, they jacked too much of my money
  72. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 1:07 am
    drat are you telling me my 8 month old computer is going to be obselete already???
  73. Profile photo of number43
    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 1:26 am
    Ah hell, this is going to be worse than the 95-98 switch. NONE OF MY PROGRAMS WILL WORK!!!!
  74. Profile photo of rapemanDLX
    rapemanDLX Male 18-29
    48 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 1:48 am
    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!
  75. Profile photo of TheShgn2
    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 1:48 am
    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.
  76. Profile photo of ShaggydogJV
    ShaggydogJV Male 18-29
    30 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 2:48 am
    I have a feeling this is for Microsoft tablets, not PCs and such. Or at least I hope...
  77. Profile photo of Phantomz
    Phantomz Male 13-17
    148 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 3:44 am
    Seems like everytime Windows releases a new OS it gets worse and worse :S
  78. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 4:28 am
    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.
  79. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 4:34 am
    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.
  80. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2508 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 9:43 am
    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.
  81. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2508 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 9:45 am
    And I hate macs, and I don`t know enough about coding to get linux! D: Sticking to 7.
  82. Profile photo of APedersen
    APedersen Female 18-29
    108 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 11:06 am
    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
  83. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    More useless dumbed-down shovelware. Last good OS out of Microsoft was XP.
  84. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    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.
  85. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    No. No. This is not a valid Windows OS, this is just Windows Phone 7 on a PC. Do not want.
  86. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    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.
  87. Profile photo of dielaughing
    dielaughing Female 13-17
    129 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 2:56 am
    Why to they need to come out with a new `Windows` thing every year? People are happy how it is.
  88. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    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.
  89. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    This looks like it could be another vista. Oh dear :`(
  90. Profile photo of BlameMeta
    BlameMeta Male 13-17
    42 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    My friend got this a month ago. Seems good.
  91. Profile photo of felixbuzz
    felixbuzz Male 60-69
    126 posts
    September 30, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    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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