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!