quote: "We tried with Windows 8 to re-imagine how you work with a PC," Sinofsky said on stage during an interview with D9 host Walt Mossberg.He says it will work on laptops, desktops, and tablets, and that everything that worked with Windows 7 will work with the next-generation OS as well. When using existing desktop applications, the interface goes to a very Windows 7-like desktop.
quote: Windows 8 is the next version of Microsoft Windows, a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, servers, and media center PCs.
quote: Ugh. Reinventing the wheel for reinventing the wheel's sake always turns into a disaster.
quote: They're putting a square peg in a round hole.
quote: Schmidt said he believes Microsoft is “not driving the consumer revolution.” He doesn’t count Microsoft’s Xbox business because it’s “not a platform at the computational level.”
quote: Methinks thou dost protest too much.
quote: Come on, admit it, you're really Eric Schmidt 8)
quote: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
quote: Windows 7 users will not likely upgrade to 8 unless MS pulls tricks like they did with the XP/Vista transition trying to force upgrades (like discontinuing DirectX updates and IE updates for XP arbitrarily).
quote: Also, I don't think Windows 8 is about replacing Windows 7.
quote: god I hate touchscreens!!1 It took me about 10 minutes to write this on this Touchpad!
quote: Windows 7 Passes Windows XP in Just Two Years to Become Top OS
quote: It seems with every iteration of Windows, it takes more and more resources to do the same thing. That's not progress, that's a step backward.
quote: XP really is still a more than capable OS. I installed Win7 on an older Core2Duo machine and was surprised at how much slower it ran than on XP.
quote: It's always frustrating to be left behind by the market.
quote: Ok you're an idiot.
quote: It sounds like you're just posting a bunch of incoherent FUD. Ignorant ass.
quote: But I can see I'm wasting my time, you're ignorant. You don't understand the basics of the computers.
quote: Just stop with the bullshit.
quote: Wtf are you talking about?
quote: Try playing a DX11 game...
quote: or running a 64bit app and tell me XP is "faster". Ooops! So much for your theory.
quote: Ummm that's minimum system requirements. It's not ANY indication of how "fast" something will run on a modern system.
quote: I can do everything in XP that I can do in Seven, with less resources...I stand by my statement, that it does require more resources to accomplish the same task.
quote: The only way to properly do this is to benchmark speed tests on the same rig running both OS's. Yeah if ONLY someone did this....oh wait!
quote: You're done augiem.
quote: Microsoft IS cramming Seven down our throats, because they have cut off all avenues of purchasing it.
quote: Windows 7 soared to a 40.21 percent (appr.) installation rate in under 2 years, bumping the much beloved Windows XP to second place (38.64 percent).