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Windows 7: windows 8 pre alpha

16 Jun 2009   #21
dannykard

Windows 7 7600 X64
 
 

It's really this Windows Midori?




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16 Jun 2009   #22
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannykard View Post
It's really this Windows Midori?
God I hope not, that looks terrible.
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16 Jun 2009   #23
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannykard View Post
It's really this Windows Midori?
I'm sure any versions of Windows after Windows 7 will be a bit more advanced in the GUI department.

Oh this is random but does a 21" Touchscreen monitor exist? Can't seem to find one. >.> (checked tigerdirect and newegg)
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17 Jun 2009   #24
XBeast

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannykard View Post
It's really this Windows Midori?

hey, where did you get that wallpaper from, i kinda liked it.
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17 Jun 2009   #25
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
I'm sure any versions of Windows after Windows 7 will be a bit more advanced in the GUI department.

Oh this is random but does a 21" Touchscreen monitor exist? Can't seem to find one. >.> (checked tigerdirect and newegg)
A 21" prob exists, but not on the market OR may just not be available to places like Egg and TD.
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17 Jun 2009   #26
dannykard

Windows 7 7600 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coolzhunkie View Post
hey, where did you get that wallpaper from, i kinda liked it.
Sorry this is not mine :s i took it from the web.

Someone knows when Windows 8 Pre Alpha will be available to download?
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17 Jun 2009   #27
XBeast

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannykard View Post
Sorry this is not mine :s i took it from the web.

Someone knows when Windows 8 Pre Alpha will be available to download?
can you please give me the link to the wallpaper?
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17 Jun 2009   #28
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

tbh i dont't think microsoft are at a position to start making pre-alpha builds of an operating sysyem whos predecossor hasn't even be released. How do microsoft know what parts to improve on if there previous OS isn't even finished?
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17 Jun 2009   #29
ppp

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
My biggest concern is that Win 8 changes the driver model again. This is a big part of what killed Vista's WOW. OEMs were not ready, and Vista had too much teething after such a long incubation.
Are you sure that what killed Vista's "WOW" wasn't that it was a huge resource pig? I mean, its memory footprint at idle is 2x (or more) that of Windows XP or Windows 7.

I'm just sayin'.

Or maybe it was the millions of machines marketed as Vista machines that ran it without Aero?

Or maybe it was the back-room dealing with hardware vendors to phase out unprofitable parts by refusing any support for Vista? (Think Intel 915 GFX which worked in RC0, worked in RC1, and suddenly had no support in RC2 and the OS refused to acknowledge the RC0/RC1 drivers as valid!)

Or maybe it was the sleep mode which blue-screened virtually every laptop out there once in a while for no apparent reason?

We could go on, if you like. Drivers didn't do in Vista. Vista was great until halfway through the RC process when it suddenly got terrible for no reason. Massive code branch changes made due to marketing decisions after code freeze... FTL!

(And before you criticise - I ran Vista x64 exclusively until Win7 got stable. But I'm the first to admit that I had to buy better hardware to make it workable!)
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17 Jun 2009   #30
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ppp View Post
Are you sure that what killed Vista's "WOW" wasn't that it was a huge resource pig? I mean, its memory footprint at idle is 2x (or more) that of Windows XP or Windows 7.

I'm just sayin'.
What is everyones problem with an OS actually making use of the available memory. Do you understand what Superfetch was all about? What's cool about only having 2% of your 8 GB of RAM in use. You're already wasting power on the chips, why not use them? The biggest difference in Win7 is how efficient the DWM is. That's part of the WDDM 1.1 upgrade. Other than that Win 7 appropriates memory much like Vista does, especially after SP2.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ppp View Post
Or maybe it was the millions of machines marketed as Vista machines that ran it without Aero?
Yea, 'cause reading Vista Basic (which was clearly marked and sold as NOT running Aero) is so hard. You want a $100 computer, you get a $100 computer.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ppp View Post
Or maybe it was the back-room dealing with hardware vendors to phase out unprofitable parts by refusing any support for Vista? (Think Intel 915 GFX which worked in RC0, worked in RC1, and suddenly had no support in RC2 and the OS refused to acknowledge the RC0/RC1 drivers as valid!)
Intel writes the drivers, not MS. You have a problem with Intel's handling of that, write them a note. So, in response to my initial arguement, yes Drivers took out the WOW.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ppp View Post
Or maybe it was the sleep mode which blue-screened virtually every laptop out there once in a while for no apparent reason?
Ran Vista on 7 different laptops at work, never had a sleep issue. In fact, sleep finally worked as advertised as XP could never handle it properly. The laptops were from 3 different vendors.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ppp View Post
We could go on, if you like. Drivers didn't do in Vista. Vista was great until halfway through the RC process when it suddenly got terrible for no reason. Massive code branch changes made due to marketing decisions after code freeze... FTL!

(And before you criticise - I ran Vista x64 exclusively until Win7 got stable. But I'm the first to admit that I had to buy better hardware to make it workable!)
The only massive code change that occured was on the Audio side, and there was good reason for that. While i agree it should have never happened that late in the game. The fact that audio was the one component that had almost unfettered access to hardware made it a security issue, and the biggest mandate with this release was that it wouldn't be like XP in it's original release.

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