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« on: September 14, 2011, 06:25:25 AM »

Microsoft unveiled its latest version of Windows, at a conference in California.

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The system will function through one of two interfaces; a traditional desktop, similar to that seen in previous editions of Windows, and a tablet version, known as Metro.

Metro features larger, chunky controls of the sort that best suit touchscreen use. The current lack of such an input method is widely seen as the reason why few Windows 7 tablets exist.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 07:53:16 AM »

I think it'll be a game changer.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 01:41:19 PM »

No no no NO Noooooooo!!!!

After that aberration called Vista we now have the glory and wonder that is Windows 7, which is more compatible than and almost as awesome as Windows 2000.  Please, don't subject me to something wretched!  I beg of thee!
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 01:44:28 PM »


Here we go again....
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 01:49:09 PM »

No no no NO Noooooooo!!!!

After that aberration called Vista we now have the glory and wonder that is Windows 7, which is more compatible than and almost as awesome as Windows 2000.  Please, don't subject me to something wretched!  I beg of thee!

Relax, you still have the good ole Windows 7 type shell. The touch interface, called Metro, will be there as well, but you don't have to use it. And I'm sure your Julian Calendar app will still work  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 02:19:50 PM »

No no no NO Noooooooo!!!!

After that aberration called Vista we now have the glory and wonder that is Windows 7, which is more compatible than and almost as awesome as Windows 2000.  Please, don't subject me to something wretched!  I beg of thee!
Windows 7 is basically just Vista SP2 with better PR. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 04:28:18 PM »

No no no NO Noooooooo!!!!

After that aberration called Vista we now have the glory and wonder that is Windows 7, which is more compatible than and almost as awesome as Windows 2000.  Please, don't subject me to something wretched!  I beg of thee!

Relax, you still have the good ole Windows 7 type shell. The touch interface, called Metro, will be there as well, but you don't have to use it. And I'm sure your Julian Calendar app will still work  Wink
Come again? Does such a thing exist? How I'd love to program my computer to read September 1, 7520 without it screwing with the internal clock/calendar.

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 04:35:54 PM »



I'm referring to them making a new version, not your reporting of it  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2011, 05:17:00 PM »


....it's all good. 

Rolling out new OS's every few years, keeps many, many, many folks employed!

Not only those who actively work on the OS, but, those who support applications, software, servers, etc.  Everything will have to eventually get migrated to the new OS.

Before that time, the software will need to be tested, repacked, tested, etc.

Work, work, work!

Win8 good for the economy!
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2011, 07:30:43 PM »

For anyone interested, the Developer Preview is out and available for public consumption:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2011, 07:54:11 AM »

Come again? Does such a thing exist? How I'd love to program my computer to read September 1, 7520 without it screwing with the internal clock/calendar.

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I was trying my hand at humor, unfortunately it was a big #FAIL.

Though I wouldn't be surprised if some ingenious Russian or Serbian programmer did create such an application.
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....it's all good. 

Rolling out new OS's every few years, keeps many, many, many folks employed!

Not only those who actively work on the OS, but, those who support applications, software, servers, etc.  Everything will have to eventually get migrated to the new OS.

Before that time, the software will need to be tested, repacked, tested, etc.

Work, work, work!

Win8 good for the economy!
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 08:15:29 AM »

Come again? Does such a thing exist? How I'd love to program my computer to read September 1, 7520 without it screwing with the internal clock/calendar.

In Christ,
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I was trying my hand at humor, unfortunately it was a big #FAIL.

Though I wouldn't be surprised if some ingenious Russian or Serbian programmer did create such an application.

No, I got it. I was trying to me humorous, too, but I missed the bus it seems. :p

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2011, 08:16:03 AM »

This is why God created emoticons.
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2011, 08:25:59 AM »

No, I got it. I was trying to me humorous, too, but I missed the bus it seems. :p

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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2011, 09:00:06 AM »


....it's all good. 

Rolling out new OS's every few years, keeps many, many, many folks employed!

Not only those who actively work on the OS, but, those who support applications, software, servers, etc.  Everything will have to eventually get migrated to the new OS.

Before that time, the software will need to be tested, repacked, tested, etc.

Work, work, work!

Win8 good for the economy!
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No, of course not!  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2011, 11:08:25 AM »

This is why God created emoticons.
On what day was that?

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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2011, 08:20:37 PM »

This is why God created emoticons.
On what day was that?

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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2011, 10:34:37 PM »

I wonder how much MS will charge for Win8.  No doubt 200 or more dollars.
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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2011, 10:44:13 PM »

I wonder how much MS will charge for Win8.  No doubt 200 or more dollars.

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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2011, 02:38:54 PM »

I wonder how much MS will charge for Win8.  No doubt 200 or more dollars.

I imagine it'll be in line with every other Windows OS.
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« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2011, 03:58:40 PM »

Wow, I'm still using Windows '98.
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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2011, 06:46:09 PM »

Wow, I'm still using Windows '98.
Good Lord...time to upgrade.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2011, 07:53:56 PM »

Wow, I'm still using Windows '98.

I liked Win 98 and had a hard time changing from it as well, though I eventually did...


In like 2005. Wink
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2011, 08:00:23 PM »

I'm still on XP. Should I be on 7?
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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2011, 08:01:12 PM »

I'm still on XP. Should I be on 7?

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if you had vista, then i would say yes, but with XP it doesnt matter
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« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2011, 08:02:41 PM »

I only change when I get a new computer *shrugs* Whatever OS Microsoft has in ~2016 is probably what I'll get next  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2011, 08:06:53 PM »

I'm still on XP. Should I be on 7?

Depends what you want to do with your computer.


If you've got a brand new DX 11 (or older DX 10) video card and you want to use it to the full potential, yes, sure, upgrade.

Other than that there isn't anything important that 7 can do that XP couldn't.
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« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2011, 08:24:21 PM »

I'm still on XP. Should I be on 7?
I TRIED to stay on XP, but I swear, someone installed Vista while I was sleeping or something. I don't even remember approving the change and I was super angry when it happened. I love XP and hate the .docx extensions. BLAH YOU, MICROSOFT.

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« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2011, 08:47:43 PM »

Wow, I'm still using Windows '98.
Good Lord...time to upgrade.

That was complete sarcasm.  Wink

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« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2011, 09:03:32 PM »

Wow, I'm still using Windows '98.
Good Lord...time to upgrade.

That was complete sarcasm.  Wink

I have 7.

It wouldn't have been so bad even if true. It's not like you were still using Dr. DOS or something  Cool
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« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2011, 09:12:15 PM »

Wow, I'm still using Windows '98.
Good Lord...time to upgrade.

That was complete sarcasm.  Wink

I have 7.
My priest still has Windows ME on his. He figures they stopped writing virus and spyware for it and it works for what he uses it for.  laugh

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