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    Not as bad as you'd think. I was surprised at how good the mouse experience is, and I think some of my quibbles with it are just not being used to it.

    Plus, there is a desktop. You don't have to use it, but it's there.
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    i'm always skeptical when microsoft releases windows... especially after the vista mess-up.

    windows 8 from what i've been reading etc. seems really promising. i just hope they don't short release it without having all the bugs fixed etc.

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    I've hated everything about the time I've spent in 8, mostly because of Metro.

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    Why?

    Is it simply because you're having trouble breaking old habits, or is there something that is functionally problematic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by binary visions View Post
    Why?

    Is it simply because you're having trouble breaking old habits, or is there something that is functionally problematic?
    I expect to break some old habits with every upgrade, and I try not to immediately dismiss new stuff. But in this case I don't see how integrating metro into the system is an improvement over what's there now. Metro seems to be great for phones and tablets. My desktop isn't a mobile device and I don't interact with it like I would a mobile device. So why force Metro onto it?

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    i've been using win7 for work since the beginning of the year. its solid. some nice refinements over xp. vista has been left in the same trash heap as ME. and based on my interactions with WP7, i think win8 is gonna be some kick ass OS.
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    Looks awesome. The all or most of the negatives he pointed out with Win8 will probably be addressed for the final release version or at least in coming updates. I'll take a super thin/light ARM Win8 tablet that docks onto a keyboard with another battery and an Intel chip turning it into an ultrabook.

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    i saw the other day that all phones currently running wp7 will be upgraded to win8
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsguy View Post
    Looks awesome. The all or most of the negatives he pointed out with Win8 will probably be addressed for the final release version or at least in coming updates. I'll take a super thin/light ARM Win8 tablet that docks onto a keyboard with another battery and an Intel chip turning it into an ultrabook.
    Yep. My laptop is running okay now and I've got my Touchpad for a toy. Next year, though, I'll be evaluating between an ARM tablet + keyboard dock, and one of the Ivy Bridge ultrabooks. Given the performance numbers of Ivy Bridge, it may be a tough decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonKranked View Post
    i saw the other day that all phones currently running wp7 will be upgraded to win8
    The current Windows Phones will probably not be upgraded. Windows Phone 8 will include the ability to run multiple cores, higher res screens, removable memory etc. They also say that they will be able to share apps but I find that unlikely as well. There will have to be some WP8 apps that won't be able to run on WP7 or at least not that well. There will probably be an update with many of the new features of WP8 but not full blown WP8. Which is fine. People tend get a new phone every two years anyway (especially when they are only $50, $100, or free!). WP7 will still be awesome. How many 3gs phones were updated to 4? Heck they are still shipping Android phones that are two versions old and GB has been out for what a year?! And Android users are already familiar with app compatability.

    http://wmpoweruser.com/some-greatly-...ne-8-concepts/

    http://wmpoweruser.com/now-the-verge...apollo-update/

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    my win7 machine is very stable, never locks up. no desire to move on, and less so now:

    http://mobileopportunity.blogspot.co...windows-8.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by $tinkle View Post
    my win7 machine is very stable, never locks up. no desire to move on, and less so now:

    http://mobileopportunity.blogspot.co...windows-8.html
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