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    Default Microsoft Announces First Real Details About Windows 8




    So, this is the new Start screen for Windows 8. It looks a lot like Windows Phone Live Tiles. And hey, that looks like an app store.

    The whole point of Windows 8, which is just a codename, is to be one OS that'll run on regular computers or on tablets. So Windows 8 will run two kinds of applications: A standard Windows application ("It's Windows. Everything just runs," says Windows chief Steven Sinofsky) and an almost mobile-like app, written in HTML5 and JavaScript, which Microsoft is calling a "new platform." And of course, there's IE10 underpinning those apps. All apps can be viewed in this tile-based UI, which Josh from TIMN says is, "Very impressive. It looks super fast." You can totally see the Windows Phone influence on the interface, from the tiles to the touch keyboard, which even has a "thumbs" mode. (Sinofsky tells All Things D, "We were clearly influenced ourselves by phones.") The animations and gestures and multitasking are all pretty damn smooth looking, as you can see in this demo video.

    Better still, it requires fewer resources than Windows 7, which is kind of crazy. Which all sounds great. And sort of what I expected. What sounds (and looks) a little dicey is that the awesome, modern tile UI is basically just a skin over Windows. The rest of the "classic Windows desktop" is still there, looking underneath, albeit adjusted to be more touch friendly with "fuzzy hit targeting," so regular Windows applications will work with touch or keyboard/mouse. But the two things together looks like a miscreant experience, even in Microsoft's demo. The idea of running real, full Windows apps on a tablet (or anywhere) isn't a bad one, but it looks pretty gross and weird in practice.

    We'll apparently see a lot more in September at Microsoft's Build conference.

    Microsoft's official list of new features shown off today:

    • Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.

    • Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.

    • Fluid, natural switching between running apps.

    • Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.

    • Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.

    • Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10


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    Default Re: Microsoft Announces First Real Details About Windows 8

    Yes the era of traditional desktop is slowly coming to an end. Windows is already getting more touch focused as we can see here. Slowly and slowly Windows 9 and 10 will more move towards touch interface.

    And people argue with me when i say touch screens are gonna replace keyboard and mouse within next 20 years. Khikz

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    Default Re: Microsoft Announces First Real Details About Windows 8

    Windows 8 gonna be touch screen?
    Where do we get touch supported monitors

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    Quote Originally Posted by abir View Post
    Windows 8 gonna be touch screen?
    Where do we get touch supported monitors
    Windows 8 will have 2 modes.

    One is classic Windows 7 mode for keyboards and mouse.

    Another is touch screen mode.

    MS is focusing on touch screens mainly right now.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Announces First Real Details About Windows 8

    We can navigate that tile based start screen with keyboard mouse and also.
    Last edited by W1C|<3D; June 2nd, 2011 at 15:49. Reason: typo :P

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    Default Re: Microsoft Announces First Real Details About Windows 8

    The main new feature I guess is the tablet support. Tablets are going to be HUGE in the near future (figuratively not literally ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal.amir.bd View Post
    The main new feature I guess is the tablet support. Tablets are going to be HUGE in the near future (figuratively not literally ).
    Yes in the video windows 8 was running on ARM processor, not in PC.

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    Ei ARM processor niye Intel er ghum haram hoye gese. They were totally unprepared for the radical shift in the processor market. I ran into a guy who works at Intel the other day, he said a lot of Intel employees were leaving to work on the nVidia Tegra.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Announces First Real Details About Windows 8

    My god, that's what M$ will be giving us?

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    Default Re: Microsoft Announces First Real Details About Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Sumon Datta View Post
    My god, that's what M$ will be giving us?
    kan ki expect kortesila ??? Actually there is no scope for major innovation in normal desktop OS. R kichu korar nai. Ja korar kore felse.

    Plus Microsoft ero din shesh. Odero r kisu korar nai. Windows is a cash cow. Aita innovate korleo sell hobe, na korleo sell hobe as long there is traditional pcs.

    ---------- Post added at 21:28 ---------- Previous post was at 21:23 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by faisal.amir.bd View Post
    Ei ARM processor niye Intel er ghum haram hoye gese. They were totally unprepared for the radical shift in the processor market. I ran into a guy who works at Intel the other day, he said a lot of Intel employees were leaving to work on the nVidia Tegra.
    normal cpu te r koto kaaj korbe. Mobile cpu is more interesting and all growth is in dat area.

    Like already Dual Core Cortex ARM chole ashche. iPhone 5 eo ashtese. Samsung Galaxy S2 o dual core 1.2Ghz.

    PC te to growth stuck hoye gese. Speed r barbeo na ager moton coz air cooling er limit e chole gese but er cheye economical cooling system nai o r. Plus beshi core barai o laav nai coz most programs cant use all cores. So aikhane innovation er incentive nai.

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    Awesome posts and awesome sig by [email protected] vai.

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