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    Windows 8 (Official )




    A first look at the new "Windows 8" user interface


    Read more on Previewing ‘Windows 8’

    Here are a few aspects of the new interface we showed 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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    10 Things to Know About Windows 8 - OS, Software & Networking by ExtremeTech


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    At All Things D last night, Steven Sinofsky, the President of Microsoft's Windows division, gave us a peek at what Windows 8 will look like. A lot will likely change between now and the time the OS is available to the public, or even in beta, but that sneak peek revealed some important details about the future of Windows, and how Microsoft sees us using our computers in the future.

    At first glance, the interface is different: so much so that it's almost unrecognizable from the standard Windows we all know so well. The taskbar is gone, the desktop is gone, and in their place is a very Windows Phone 7-style system of tiles. In a preview video, Microsoft director of Program Management Jensen Harris took us on a tour of the video, but some of the most important things to know about Windows 8 are the things he didn't say. Here are some of them:

    1. Windows 8 will support system-on-a-chip architecture, meaning tablets and other devices. We can all put the rumors to rest that Microsoft would make a play for the tablet market with Windows Phone 7. Instead, Microsoft has gone in for a convergence play, bringing the desktop and laptop versions of Windows closer to Windows Phone 7 instead. The interesting thing is that they're trying to do it without cramming the code for Windows Phone 7 down the throats of desktop users. We already knew that Windows 8 would have ARM support and x86 support, but based on the video we know that Microsoft is going for the same experience regardless of the device you'll use. The only question remaining is whether or not Windows 8 will come in separate versions or SKUs for tablets. We're betting they will.

    2. Windows 8 will be backwards compatible. Near the end of the video, Harris expressly says that users will be able to open and run "legacy apps," even from the Start Screen. He uses Microsoft Office as an example to prove that old Windows 7 applications will work on Windows 8, and while it looks horrible, it does work. The big unresolved question here is whether or not that means you'll be able to run Microsoft Office on your ARM-equipped tablet. At least laptop and desktop users won't have to ditch all of their software to upgrade to Windows 8.

    3. Windows 8's Start Screen can be disabled. Another thing we saw near the end of the video when Jensen opened Microsoft Office was the standard Windows 7 UI underneath the Start Screen. That means you'll be able to turn the Start Screen off entirely and use Windows 8 the same way you use Windows 7. You may be able to drag in newer Windows 8 apps into view on the sides of your screen, but you'll definitely be able to navigate files and folders and run applications the way you're used to. Plus, there's a "Desktop" tile on the Start Screen. What more proof do you need?


    4. Windows 8 Applications will run in Metro UI. One thing you can't miss in the demo is that all of the apps that Harris runs make use of the Metro UI interface, and those apps never deviate from the Metro design. The video makes it difficult to tell how you'll be able to run multiple apps simultaneously without swiping side to side to move among them, but that could be the point. Much like Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's interpretation of "multitasking" looks like one app has the foreground while others run in the back, where you can't see them. All of the apps that you see in the video behave this way, unless you go back to the "legacy" apps on the old Windows desktop.

    5. Windows 8 will be the most touch-capable OS on the market. Microsoft is betting a bundle that more people want tablets, laptops with trackpads, and all-in-one PCs with touch-screens than ever before. They're also clearly making a bet that keyboards and mice as tools to navigate windows and applications are on the way out. The on-screen keyboard still, even though Harris complains about it in the video, takes up half the screen, which tells us they're not too concerned about people actually spending time typing. The new UI is designed to get you to files with swipes and multi-touch gestures, and then when you're ready to use the app, then you can use your keyboard and mouse. Every Windows 8 native application we saw supported multi-touch gestures, and there were no keyboards or mice to be seen in the demo. At all.

    6. Windows 8 native apps will be web capable. He rushed through the statement, but Harris noted that the Live Tiles all leverage HTML5 and JavaScript to pull and provide information to the user from the Start Screen. The goal is to give users a way to see relevant information without opening an app to get it (sound familiar? It should – that was the desire behind Microsoft SideShow, which never really took hold with OEMs.) Since most of that information comes from the web in the form of email, tweets, Facebook posts, photos, and other updates, it makes sense for all of the apps behind the tiles to support web standards and to be connected to the Internet. What we don't know is how apps developed using Microsoft's own Silverlight and WPF will play into this.


    7. Windows 8 makes Aero Snap more important than ever. Even in legacy apps, you can clearly see newer Windows 8 apps pinned to the side to let you work while reading the news, or your Twitter stream. In the demo, we saw Microsoft Excel 2010 running next to a Windows 8 Twitter client, and while it looks a bit clunky, especially considering the design differences between Metro UI and the traditional Windows desktop, it does work. How it'll work with a mouse instead of a touch-screen though could be tricky. Windows 7 users who hate Aero Snap will hate this in Windows 8, but it may be the only way to get multiple apps to appear on screen at the same time.

    8. Windows 8 will have a built-in app store. It's plain as day in the video, and rumors have been circulating for months, but Microsoft finally said that Windows users will be able to purchase and download applications for their Windows 8 systems from a built-in store, accessible from the Start Screen. What that store will look like is anyone's guess, but some screenshots of the store reportedly leaked back in April that may give us an idea of what it'll resemble, at least in the old Windows 7-style UI.

    9. Windows 8 is a huge risk for Microsoft. The fact that Microsoft is planning to make the Start Screen your center of operations when using your computer highlights the fact that they feel that Live Tiles and the Metro UI is the way to go. They're minimizing the traditional desktop-with-icons interface, and in the video, the desktop is only referred to for use with legacy applications. Microsoft seems to think that if they leave the desktop behind, no one will miss it. The rest of us aren't convinced. If the bet doesn't pay off, all of Microsoft's new features will amount to something users turn off or find a 3rd party utility to disable so they can get back to work. In the worst case, it's so integrated in the OS and people dislike it so much that they'll stick to Windows 7, and Microsoft has another Windows Me on their hands.

    10. Windows 8 will look very different when released. It's important to remember that all of these things are subject to change. The Start Screen looks pretty well baked and will probably be included in one form or another, and for all we know it may only make it into tablet and premium editions of Windows 8. Other features and applications are yet to be seen, as are the underpinnings of the OS that will make all of this possible. Our next peek at Windows 8 will come at the BUILD developer's conference in September, and a lot will happen between now and then.

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    Well, waiting for it! Looks like Win 8 is going to introduce some welcome changes. The tiled appearance seems good.
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    this new windows have great also also they make the security stronger than windows 7 !! waiting For this great product !
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    well im very curious about how Windows 8 will look and what new innovations will bring to the Os Scene. I hope Microsoft will surprise us again :)
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    Windows 7 was awesome... I hope this Code named windows 8 takes OS to a new level .... Go Billy
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    The better Windows gets, the more heat is on the ass of Linux and Mac OS developers to make something all wonderful.
    So with innovation, the users always profit. Also, if it weren't for competition, we'd still have Windows ME until this day
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    My only worry is they shouldn't make the prices of W8 high stating innovation made them do so
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    Don't go shouting out to win8 just yet. Many users looks first at flourishes but unless they can bring to the table stability, performance and usability improvements we'll have the Vista debacle all over again.
    As for advanced OSes and sh*t. Linux is here to stay but although they are improving it's not for everyone and it won't be for a very long time. Users aren't looking for dependency searching and compatibility testing, they are looking for a great out of the box experience that's that why *nixes are not for everyone. On to Mac: they're mantra is outstanding, but they aren't the big boy in the house, they need to be opening up their OS to more platforms and need to worry about their security. Nix based doesn't guarantee a bulldog at the gate. Their systems having pawned again and again, but who gives a crap about their system when their market share is so low or else hackers would have a field day on their ass.

    But back to the main issue. Win8 will probably be quite a nice OS. But as a developer the old WinXp is still live and kicking and due to compatibility and paid premiums issues we won't see drivers on development hardware for the new OSes that soon. We need an update for Win as a development platform too. Simply giving us new updates to Visual Studio isn't the answer.
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    Can anyone give me the install size of windows 8 (without pagefile.sys, hiberfil.sys etc.)? x86 preferably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Razor View Post
    Can anyone give me the install size of windows 8 (without pagefile.sys, hiberfil.sys etc.)? x86 preferably.
    don't care to install.. its still buggy...
    yes its a improvement over windows 7 but i bet many users won't like this one .. coz they changed the order of options ,control panel n everthing.. i gave developer's preview to my friends.. he called me next day asking where is the shutdown button
    and this telephone call saga continued over 3 days... i told every1 to turn back to 7 n stop eating my brain

    i turned back to 7 coz its buggy.. sry i don't remember the install size now..
    i think it was 16 gb with pagefile.sys n everything ..
    If you have 4 Gb of RAM, you will have 4 Gb pagefile and 4 Gb hiberfile.
    not sure though dude.. just giving a rough idea

    u can always delete pagefile if u have sufficient ram .. cheers
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    If you have 4 Gb of RAM, you will have 4 Gb pagefile and 4 Gb hiberfile.
    If you have x86 OS the system will never fill the 4GB pagefile.
    This needs to be calculated at 1.5 of your total RAM to be fully used by the OS.

    u can always delete pagefile if u have sufficient ram .. cheers
    That is not the point.
    I wanna prepare to make a lite version of 8. I can't go back to an os that takes up 8 gb of my space.

    s its a improvement over windows 7 but i bet many users won't like this one .. coz they changed the order of options ,control panel n everthing.. i gave developer's preview to my friends.. he called me next day asking where is the shutdown button
    and this telephone call saga continued over 3 days... i told every1 to turn back to 7 n stop eating my brain
    That's not a solution: staying on an older OS just because the newer one is hard to use/crap/made by crackheads with an agenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Razor View Post
    That is not the point.
    I wanna prepare to make a lite version of 8. I can't go back to an os that takes up 8 gb of my space.
    wel consider 16 gb for the installation . and 20 gb for 64 bit... i checked the web.. u were the one who also made win 7 lite righht? cool


    Quote Originally Posted by Master Razor View Post
    That's not a solution: staying on an older OS just because the newer one is hard to use/crap/made by crackheads with an agenda.
    agreed..all they changed is start button n some minor options... they just changed location of options that's it
    plus they made explorer like office all options in front of u at top.. i turned back coz of bugs ..otherwise windows is superfine by me...i used every copy of windows 8 by so far ..the 1st was that was leaked was so much buggy that i could'nt even use my wireless usb internet dongle but developer preview has very minor bugs.. u can go for it.. i'll wait for final realease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellman View Post
    wel consider 16 gb for the installation . and 20 gb for 64 bit...
    Long gone are the days when you could fit a bare-bones Windows in a floppy, and one with full multimedia and Internet support in 64MB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    Long gone are the days when you could fit a bare-bones Windows in a floppy, and one with full multimedia and Internet support in 64MB.
    i hate to say yes i remember that cuz it will make me old ;P
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