Preview: Windows 8

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A look at the upcoming OS, Windows 8*
* Preview... Features may change when the OS is finalized

Metro UI- The new API part of Windows 8, introduces tile like icons designed for touchscreens
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/6148/metrof.jpg

List of apps (programs) in Windows 8 preview
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3365/appsc.jpg

Ribbon interface have made its way into Explorer
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/4287/ribbonk.jpg

Detail Task manager and transfer
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5287/transferzx.jpg

Anyone who want to give a try, can download it at MS DEV site.
Download the 4.8gb to try out all the features available in the preview
Install on a spare empty HDD or 2nd partition.
Always back up files!

For those who don't want to mess around with their current OS can download the 32bit and run it in a VirtualMachine
So far, many have successfully run it in VirtualBoX
Quicksteps for setting up VB
1.Install VirtualBox and any components it requires
2. Fire it up and create a new virtual machine, set the ram to 1GB (1024MB)
3. Click on the virtual machine and select settings, click on CD drive and browse to the Windows 8 ISO image.
4. Click Start to begin

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  • Sep 15, 2011

UsagixKitsune

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Cool.

For a moment there I thought those were tabs at the top of Windows Explorer in the 3rd screenie but "File, Share, View, Manage" sound more like menubar items than directories. What always drives me nuts about Windows file manager is you can't open Desktop in one tab and Documents in another, they have to be separate windows >.>

This doesn't look entirely different from Windows 7. I heard something about "Ribbon UI" in Windows 8, is this it or am I mistaken? =o

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it looks like a cross between windows xp and seven to me :/ but maybe they might have more bells and whistles, from the pictures alone it does, what's the point behind the app thing is beyond me, perhaps too much time on facebook? or trying to give the illusion that people might like it? but I give all window properties the benefit of the doubt until I actually get experience on it and see, first hand, what it's all about.

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I saw this a couple months back, but I'm not really jumping out of my seat with excitement. Windows 7 is like the Holy Grail of Awesome to me, so already seeing a brand spankin' new Windows 8 makes me uneasy. There's a lot of buttons in the Start Menu that I can't see myself utilizing either, but some of the Apps are appealing. Who knows, if I ever get around to using it, I might like it. However, at first glance I'm not interested.

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I won't disagree that this is definitely a step in the right direction, but as so many have stated before it's really hard to get behind this when Windows 7, which is a perfectly fine OS, just came out not that long ago. I can only hope that this is teaser images and that they'll be refining this further as time goes on, but I highly doubt that.

I guess that means I'll be waiting for Windows 9 xD.

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  • Sep 17, 2011
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I still prefer windows vista :(

  • Sep 28, 2011
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The original looks boring, so I made some changes to it. :)
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/263/8mod.jpg

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  • Oct 10, 2011

UsagixKitsune

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You might find this interesting
https://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/16723-Will-Windows-8-be-the-Safest-Operating-System.html

*Linux-fag keeping his opinions to himself...*

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