Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:38 AM
A while back I complained about using the Metro interface on a PC. Although I'm still not a huge fan of Metro, I see how it would be a useful interface on handheld and touchscreen devices. The classic interface will still be there, and it has many improvements itself. What I LOVE is that it looks like the OS will be pretty much the same on PC and handheld devices. You can switch right to the classic interface and classic applications on handheld devices. Now if Windows 8 on phones is basically the same as Windows 8 on tablets and PCs..... I might be easing away from Android (or making the switch on day 1).
Oh, and the ISO files for the developer preview release of Windows 8 are available right here for anyone to download. They sure do handle Windows betas differently from the good ol' days, don't they?
Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:13 PM
Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:16 AM
I've been playing with Windows 8 for several hours now, and actually, I really like it. The problem with the current mobile OS's is that they just have a limited feeling to them. Many times I've been using Android or ChromeOS and think: "I need to do (whatever), but I can't really do that from here." Windows 8 will solve that since the mobile OS becomes the same thing as the desktop OS. I really can't wait!
I'd like to go ahead and load Windows 8 on my desktop computer, but it's labeled "Developer Preview" for a reason. There are a lot of bugs, and obviously a lot of adjustments and improvements will need to be made from where it's at right now. Maybe I'll be ready to make the complete changeover with the next beta release.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:40 AM
I am downloading the build as i type this.
You are right...it aint at all like the good old days... i cant beilieve its so easy to get this developper build. I was expecting maybe to have to search a little.
BTW, hello to everyone. Have not been around in some time.
I wonder if i will be able to install this on my Asus Transformer... probably not but hoping maybe when it gets to beta stages... it is an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor.
Nice to be back.
Edited by ImSkiZZer, 17 September 2011 - 01:41 AM.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:28 AM
Nice to be back.
But if anyone is looking for some good existing hardware to try Windows 8 on, they listed some devices in this blog post:
The Intel-based ASUS EP121 tablet looks pretty nice. It's not cheap though.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:26 AM
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