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    Default The Windows 8 discussion thread

    It may be too early to start a discussion thread for Windows 8, but currently we can do with the latest news and rumors that can be published here.

    Later when the early builds are available for evaluation, information about those can be discussed here. Eventually evaluation of the final builds can be done and results posted.

    So let the first news in!!
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    Way too early to start...but let me get it started.....

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    Hope it's light on pocket.
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    ^ thats the most unlikeliest thing to happen. Even Vista costs more than 5000 in all version. I think even xp costs 5-6 k

    but we can hope for it can't we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetechfreak View Post
    ^ thats the most unlikeliest thing to happen. Even Vista costs more than 5000 in all version. I think even xp costs 5-6 k

    but we can hope for it can't we?
    it will help bringing piracy down

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    Yikes! Ribbon interface in Windows Explorer! I am not sure, if I would like that. I hope they provide a way to disable it.
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    Default Windows 8 App Store Screens Leaked !!!!

    Source- Windows 8 App Store Screens Leaked


    When you talk about an App Store, right now that usually points to something Apple-related. Apple would love the trademark to that name, but Amazon's fighting that with its own "Appstore" and so is Microsoft – possibly because it will have its own application store soon too.

    A leaked screenshot published on ZDNet points to what looks like a Windows application called "Windows App Store." This new feature is believed to be in the works for Windows 8, but the screenshot appears as Windows 7 in theme. If Microsoft were to launch an App Store that will be integrated with Windows 8, it's likely that it will also offer it as an add-on to the growing Windows 7 base.

    Damn!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetechfreak View Post
    ^ thats the most unlikeliest thing to happen. Even Vista costs more than 5000 in all version. I think even xp costs 5-6 k

    but we can hope for it can't we?
    That's not true !

    Vista is history, so we talk about Windows 7 : It starts from less then INR. 3000/- ( Oem )
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    No technical support. Not reccomended

    Using oem copy for private use is also illegal
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    Oem copies are readily available at the Local shops for installing with new systems ( system builder packs ). and its perfectly legal.
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    [Toms] Windows 8 to Have Built-in PDF Reader

    No more need for Adobe Reader or even Foxit.

    We have another new Windows 8 feature to share. Soon, you may no longer need to install any extra software to view that ever popular PDF format, thanks to an integrated PDF reader called Modern Reader that will ship with Windows 8

    While almost everyone running Windows these days has Adobe Reader, or some equivalent, Microsoft is building that functionality right into the next OS. Hopefully it will be a lightweight alternative.

    Modern Reader also appears to be an early example of the new AppX application package for Windows 8. AppX is a packaged application model for Windows 8 that is much like the one used in Windows Phone 7.
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    Inbuilt PDF reader! Hmmm. Looks like a progress in the right direction.
    I hope Microsoft also think about a PDF printer as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vineet369
    Inbuilt PDF reader! Hmmm. Looks like a progress in the right direction.
    I hope Microsoft also think about a PDF printer as well.
    This has been very slow. Linux already got it loong time back. I feel its no use giving it now because all ready such awesome programs are out for PDF reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetechfreak View Post
    This has been very slow. Linux already got it loong time back. I feel its no use giving it now because all ready such awesome programs are out for PDF reading.
    ^^ There are a lot of awesome programs for doing each tasks on Windows.
    But I have noticed that each in-built tool is very well integrated with the OS. Like I have always preferred inbuilt Photo Viewer in place of let say, Picasa photo viewer.
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    ^Comment from a MS dev
    This is Milestone 1, which is old as hell. Win8 is well into Milestone 3, build numbers > 7980.

    M1 has almost none of Win8's new features in it. Also, even if you did get a hold of an M3 build, even internal builds have most of the shiny features removed or disabled until beta release at least. MS learned a lot from the Longhorn leaks.

    Please stop the sensationalism. It's stupid.
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    I don't think a MS dev would comment so openly. Whatever build or Milestone Windows 8is we can't be sure until a formal news is out.
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    the fun will only begin when the beta version comes out!!!
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    Microsoft Windows 8 build 7995 leaks out again with Video
    Guys what is this all about i am so confused..plesae make me clear...

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    Very disappointed with Windows 8 preliminary news. Then again, you can't expect something revolutionary from Microsoft. Better look to Cupertino for that. Ya, I know Macs are filthy costly, but atleast they are cool.

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    @vartul : Please state some facts to support your statement ?

    What are you dissapointed with ? The technology ? the UI ? The User friendly system ?


    Then again, you can't expect something revolutionary from Microsoft
    Really ?

    I would have answered that if your post count was something above 20.
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    @shantanu Does one need to be an Ice Age forum member to be a Digit veteran? . Well,I'll be polite- I'm disappointed with the UI, The technology, and the Unfriendly system. As for Microsoft, read its History, you'll find that it is a long time thief(and yes, their first theft was from Apple, namely-The GUI). you can find it in the fasttrack on Apple(a few years ago).So I don't expect Innovative Ideas from Microsoft.Am I an Apple FanBoy? No.They get lots of things wrong,but atleast they are original.
    Also, I can't state facts, since all these are rumors, and there is nothing on the official site. I can't afford a mac and use Windows,but that doesn't mean i have to like it.
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    Windows 1.0 was the first OS to show color on a color monitor. MAC or any thing else was black and white till then.

    Actually when talking about GUI - first it was PARC then it was followed with first GUI centric system for Xerox 8010 Star Information System. Both Apple and Microsoft UI system took their ideas from Xerox based system and IBM's common user access specification. So no one is a thief, it's technology.

    In 1984, Multi-Tool Word was ported to the Apple's new Mac, and Microsoft has been publishing productivity software for the Mac ever since.

    Microsoft released Excel 1.0 in 1985. Then it shipped PowerPoint 1.0 in 1987, which remained a Mac-only app until 1990.

    Microsoft is still makes application for MAC and has been from the great history ever since.


    What innovative ideas from Apple are you talking about ?

    Well, I like MAC for some reasons. But you are talking about Microsoft as Windows and not as a company. Microsoft has a long list of products that Apple never built & commonly borrowed from Microsoft.

    Well, I just want to say that Read the history right and don't accuse Microsoft for something they didn't do. Ofcourse you have a right to speak your open mind, but Talking about Windows 8 seems too early, as you haven't even seen a Beta.

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    Nobody's perfect, neither is Microsoft nor apple ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vartul View Post
    Ya, I know Macs are filthy costly, but atleast they are cool.
    how so?

    or should I say it's cool to hate Microsoft?
    Quote Originally Posted by Vartul View Post
    (and yes, their first theft was from Apple, namely-The GUI). you can find it in the fasttrack on Apple(a few years ago).So I don't expect Innovative Ideas from Microsoft.
    Personally I don't really care about 'theft' 'copying ideas' et cetera if it gives me a better product. Anyways, I'd like to know your views on Apple taking everything from FreeBSD & OpenSource community in general and only giving back WebKit. (noteworthy)

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    This thread should be shifted to the fight club.
    I wrote a really long answer and closed the tab stupidly, so here is a short version-
    Microsoft did steal from apple(parc made a deal in which apple got the sole rights for the GUI,Microsoft through clever lawyers annuled the copyright(They copied,Apple sued,they got an out of court settlement and pushed an innocent looking clause in the contract that they wont copy anything copyrighted by apple in Windows 1.0. Then they copied it in Windows2.0.Apple lost the copyrights.)) Read the fasttrack, or if you're still skeptical, then next I'll quote from the fasttrack.

    As far as producing software for apple goes, I know about it. That doesn't mean Apple &Microsoft are chummies.
    Innovative Ideas from Apple? Are you kidding me?
    Here goes-Lisa,mac,macbook,Newton(the first pda),Ipod,Iphone,Ipad,webcams on laptops(Yep,an Apple first,everyone else followed suit), Multi touch Interfaces(not an apple first ,but they got it right.)
    I'm not so daft to assume that Windows is Microsoft's sole product. There is Xbox lineup,Zune(which bombed),Halo series(alright, this one gets me drooling),The Office suite,SilverLight etc etc.

    As for talking about Windows 8 too early, who started this thread? Definitely I didn't.

    @ico- No,it isn't cool to hate Microsoft.I don't follow current fads,and I don't hate Microsoft.How can I, its a corporation, not an Individual.Its only that I like where Mr jobs is taking Apple, and I'm not too sure about the other Steve.
    Better product? that is a personal opinion.
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