MSFT: Windows 8 CP usage exceeds that of Windows 7 beta

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  1. smoledman, Apr 21, 2012
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    smoledman macrumors 68000

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    http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/21/2964647/msft-windows-8-cp-usage-exceeds-that-of-windows-7-beta

    Fact is, I'm super excited about Windows 8. I'm excited about the start screen, the application sandboxing, Client Hyper-V, Storage Spaces, improved multi-monitor support, improved search, application contracts, the new app store, the fact that it requires LESS hardware then Windows 7 and on and on.

    The one part that I am not excited about is the workflow breakup from Desktop-->Metro when you hit the Windows key for performing search. That's probably going to be the #1 deal breaker for many, but we'll see what Microsoft comes up with the next few months. I imagine that was the #1 gripe so far in CP.
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I am also looking forward to Windows 8, since I haven't been very impressed with Apple's latest OS X offerings. I really like the look of Metro, however I think W8 does need some simplifying and a greater separation of the Tablet and Desktop interfaces.

    I do hope Microsoft won't mess this one up, but as far as the Consumer Preview is concerned, I don't think they have it 100% right. Still a lot of time for changes though.
     
  3. smoledman thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think the single biggest sticking point is the workflow disruption from going Desktop<-->Metro. I don't know how to get around that one.
     

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