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Windows 7: Windows 8 to Sport New GUI Codenamed Wind, Reportedly

09 Dec 2010   #11
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

can't wait , everyone will be forced with 64bit now


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09 Dec 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
can't wait , everyone will be forced with 64bit now
Which likely won't improve the performance for 90% of them in the least.
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09 Dec 2010   #13
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

(talking if it was true... but I know for a fact that they are only rumors)

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The other however, reportedly codenamed Wind, will be tailored to 64-bit (x64) computers with powerful resources, as it is said to require as much as 170 MB of graphics memory alone.
HOLY S--- Man, I see gamers staying on Windows 7...

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One will be designed for usage in scenarios involving machines with limited hardware resources and for the 32-bit (x86) version of Windows 8.
I think MS will also include this theme on the x64 version of Win8. What make me thinks that is what if people doesn't have a video card with enough memory to run the "special" GUI? We'll have performance problems of course.

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In addition, the software giant is said to discontinue the Windows NT UI for good with the upcoming release of Windows.
Awesome. That dull square grey UI is long declared dead by myself in fact - long dead... I mean since XP. Good riddance, I say.

Now we want screenshots :P
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09 Dec 2010   #14
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Alright! I'm already getting excited.
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09 Dec 2010   #15
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
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Sounds good - although I hope 'Wind' and vNext' are truly just codenames... because they are bloody awful

Yeah, I can just see all the posts from people that have broken wind
I lol'd.

Anyway, 170 MB just for the UI? Ehhh...I know most cards of today can handle that without a hitch, but that's a fair bit of memory. Hopefully the UI is improved enough to justify it.
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09 Dec 2010   #16
Gordan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Nice
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09 Dec 2010   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Anyway, 170 MB just for the UI? Ehhh...I know most cards of today can handle that without a hitch, but that's a fair bit of memory. Hopefully the UI is improved enough to justify it.
By the time the OS is released most cards will probably be at 2gig anyway so 170mb is nothing, and as you noted, even now it's not a problem.
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09 Dec 2010   #18
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Thanks for the link,
very interesting

I guess my laptop won't work for the purposed "wind" feature only have 128MB

Ryan
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09 Dec 2010   #19
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Wind

I guess that will make the users "windy". That won't be a stretch for some of the current users any how.
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10 Dec 2010   #20
LegendaryU2K

Windows Seven Ultimate 32BIT
 
 

They need to focus on win7, instead of worrying about win8. There hasn't even been an official release date for the service pack 1 yet, and they are already talking about win8.
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