Microsoft Plans to Kill the Aero UI Prior To Final Windows 8 Release

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tihi85

After so many years developers still didnt learn anything.
People like choices, offer us both options. Is that really hard to do?
People want OPTIONS !

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USraging

i cant think of a reason why this would be a problem. i dont really care about aero anyways. i plan on setting up a vm so i can try out win8 before i make my final judgement. i try not to judge windows tell SP1 is released. because everything off the lines -win7 has been crap tell sp1.

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SPreston2001

Win7 was a winner since the first day it hit the shelves! Win7 SP1 didnt even have any major changes just under the hood fixes so what exactly are you talking about???

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USraging

hence the -win7

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Doublerush

Aero sucks. The first thing I did when I installed Win7 is turned it off.
But anyway, windows 8 seems to be even worse than Vista since it seems to be aimed more for tablets than PCs.

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Psychic51

I think that Microsoft needs to check out what happened to Coca Cola when they switched to "The NEW Coke"

"The NEW UI" will be hated. Windows 7 will live on.
Eventually 8 will have a "classic UI"

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Up Early

I like Windows 7. It's always worked perfectly on all my machines and even the huge Corporation I work for has adopted it, which I find surpising.
I like Aero, I like the look and the flexibility to set it up to my personal taste.

I HATE Windows 8. Metro is the UGLIEST thing I've seen yet. Even based on usability alone there is nothing I like about it. I've been trying it, and it's not just the new Vista, it's the new Windows ME. Sure, Windows 8 is great for tablets. But the cheap look of Windows 8 is just what you would expect for an OS that is suited for those wimpy tablets. Yet the interface on my last "non-smart" cellphone was more appealing to look at than Windows 8.

Microsoft has been trying very hard to drive me to the "Dark Side" lately. (Apple). If they keep up with these stupid ideas, they may just succeed. I really don't think they are in touch with the average user. If Windows was selling burgers they would now be telling me that the only way I could have mine is with cheese and a pickel. Period. Not a very smart move in any economy.

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Zoandar

Not quite. They would tell you they "have removed the cheese to reduce the fat content, and make the burger 'light and airy' and removed the pickle to reduce the sodium content to make the burger blend seamlessly into the paper wrapper" and totally disregard the fact that you only like burgers with cheese and a pickle. Then they would offer you condiments a-la-cart for $200 each.

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SPreston2001

Lol very nice indeed!

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spokenwordd

Awesome analogy... LOL

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Up Early

HA! You're absolutely correct! Classic case of the Marketing folks telling you what is good for you, so that they have a way to offer less, yet charge more!

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SeverianSilk

As an IT professional, I can honestly say that Windows 8 will be the next Vista. Sort of cool, but no business will move to it. All will stay on Windows 7. Windows 8 is way too different and, really, stupid, and no company will want to take the time or effort to retrain employees to learn it. Plus, it's 100 times more difficult for IT to work on... It takes like 300 clicks just to get to the control panel. It may catch on for tablets but it will never catch on in a corporate atmosphere. I know that compan ies will stick to 7 until 9 comes out. Windows 8 is just a bad decision. Microsoft is just being stupid for trying to become Apple.

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Cregan89

It's 2 click's to control panel in Windows 8 CP, exact same as Windows 7.

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sadatoni

Except for a few driver issues when it first came out, I've not had any problems with Vista. Windows 8, on the other hand, looks like a giant leap backwards.

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jtrpop

As a professional in the IT as well, I was less hesitant buying PCs with Vista on it. I will most likely purposely get PCs with Windows 7 on it for my coworkers even after Windows 8 is out. I really hope Microsoft learns it lesson.

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spokenwordd

I totally agree. I am in the IT Security office for a Fortune 500 and there is no way Win 8 will pass muster as an Enterprise solution. We bypassed Vista and were slow to adopt Win 7. Win 8 will never be considered, I can't even imagine the mass rage our helpdesk techs would experience trying to support our end users with this crap. Being on the implementations team this is not even on the radar.

I'll never go Apple but I'll ride Win 7 into oblivion before switching. As of this writing I'm thinking of deleting my Win 8 preview install.

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BlazePC

I feel sorry for that particular "Fortune 500".
Not because of the dismissing of Win 8 either...that part makes sense and is not uncommon. No, it's the other part.

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maxeeemum

It's official Windows 8 will be a tablet OS and a poor one at that. They have to strip out everything to get better battery life and it still will be poor. Why not just modify XP?

Check this out! Win8 looks like AOL in 1996.

http://macnaticopr.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/windows-8-looks-like-aol-in-1996/

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maxeeemum

MS employee troll STFU!

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vistageek

That's it. I'm not buying windows 8. I'll either keep running the release candidate or grab my windows 7 disk again. Why M$? I liiike the boot times in windows 8!

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warptek2010

This is all because Microsoft wants to be Apple and open up MS (Apple) stores, sell Metro (Apple) apps, sell Windows 8 phones, blah, blah... 9 years late of course.
How about being a leader again instead of a follower?

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TechLarry

And in the process destroy Windows. What a bunch of idiots they are.

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UrbanSmooth

I hope that Windows 8 fails miserably.

Bring on Windows 9 with DX12 and a normal, desktop-friendly UI + Aero. That is all.

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Xyphus

The sad thing is that we're pretty much stuck with Metro. Windows 9 will just continue on with this trend. My guess is that Windows 7 will be the next XP and people will just hang on to it for the next 15 years. :) I know I will...

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dantfmly

Not only will poeple hang onto windows 7 like windows xp, they will also demand that consumer computer companies downgrade their pc's from windows 8 to windows 7 like what happened with vista. some companies offered, for an extra, cost to downgrade windows vista to windows xp.

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Blues22475

I think this will continue because it's still often difficult to adopt a new way of doing things (especially in some companies). I remember couple of our customers refused to upgrade to Windows 7 even and had us downgrade their PC's to Windows 7. I also see machines loaded with Windows XP regardless of having the product key for Windows 7 posted on top of the tower.

People hate change, it's fairly common. What's worse is we'll have to actually (indirectly) upgrade our systems and get used to the new interface.

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BlazePC

"...and had us downgrade their PC's to Windows 7"

Say What?

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Strangelove_424

To Microsoft "convergence of devices" means developing to the lowest common denominator of hardware. Yet another sacrifice for having to share an ecosystem with an imbecilic toy. I want my bells and whistles. A modern PC shouldn't be limited to opaque, monotone Windows 95-style industrial blocks. And who is this Mr. Blackwell of GUIs? Where does he get off telling me that my UI preference is no longer fashionable and doesn't deserve a spot on the options list? WTF? If they had to write a dissertation to explain why they destroyed a feature of their OS, they obviously must have known that feature was somewhat popular. Remember that dissertation MS wrote explaining the exact thought process, current wind direction, and theoretical design rationale for making the square start button a jelly bean, and then a circle? Me neither.

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brkKAB123

Let's see no Start Menu, no dvd playback, we can only have WMC if we purchase the most expensive Windows 8 Pro versionand the purchase thw Anytime Upgrad like WMC addon package (which gives us WMC with dvd playback in WMC, but not in WMP) and now no Aero either. I'm sorry Microsoft, but you need to remove your heads from your asses. Windows 8 is a downgrade from Windows 7, not an upgrade. They're also kicking us gamer's in the ass with it, too. How you ask well for starters DirectX only has a service packish updates to DX 11.1, not 12. Then there's Xbox this and that everywhere. Hell the Solitaire game they give us is even dumbed down.

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The Second Comi...

Chicken Pants predicts that Windows 9.0 will be a "C:\" for the ultimately simple "user experience".

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kiaghi7

The silliness of M$ pretending like they are just going to force the "metro interface" upon us is laughable at best... If anything, it's more or less going back to Windows 95...

Regardless of the interface nonsense however, people may shun Win8 until Win9 comes along, because the current Win7 is widely liked. It's almost like the WinXP success and WinVista debacle all over again, but this time it's about looks...

Oh well, even if it is the default interface, there will be countless packages available from numerous sources to make the interface look like Win7 (or WinXP), regardless of whether or not M$ supports them.

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JohnP

Let's see, nice square, blocky monochromatic tiles set on a flat insipid green background or have plain white windows on a desktop. Tell me again why I have a 27 inch 2560x14440 IPS monitor and a high end graphics card? No bling here, Stardock will be making great gobs of money on their programs to replace the start menu and windows blinds.
NOT my first choice of an idea. I have already run Win8 for year and recently switched back to Win7. MS better hope that Win8 has a lot of sales on tablets...

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Ghok

I had some of the effects on, I turned off the annoying ones, but I like quite a few. I don't mind the new look either, though. Ironically, I think it would look really good with a few of the fancier aero effects!

Not going to be buying Windows 8 anyway, so meh.

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QuadraQ

That's it. I'm officially skipping Windows 8.

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germanogre

Just what we need. Since they've already decided to go with the "White is the new black" strategy, why don't they come up with a new windows logo and put it on everything. I'm thinking of something like, oh, I don't know, a pear. Or a banana. Or a pineapple. Fruit seems to be the popular trend these days.

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SPreston2001

Lol yeah make Win8 look like XP! Great job Microsoft! Another reason to stick to Win7. I swear Microsoft must be run by retards now...

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CHR15x94

I've got no problem with their new look. Honestly, I like it. Its clean and simple, and I'm sure its quite a bit snappier than Aero too. Would still be nice to have an option to use Aero, but whatever.

I'll be sticking with Windows 7 anyways. It works great, and is essentially the same thing as Windows 8, apart from a few minor changes (some of which I like, others not so much), so I have no reason to shell out money for the latest and "greatest".

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theplustwo

It'll probably end up looking different than that screenshot in the final release version anyway, Microsoft has a habit of changing the UI pretty significantly between the Release Candidate and Release to Manufacturing builds.

Remember what the beta versions of XP looked like?

http://www.winsupersite.com/content/content/127350/reviews/whistler_beta1_0001.gif

http://www.winsupersite.com/content/content/127350/reviews/whistler_beta1_0009.gif

Frankly, I actually liked the flatter "Whistler" look better than the final, candy-coated UI of Windows XP.

Either way, it's probably best to reserve judgement until the final release comes out because it'll probably look different than anything they're showing publicly at this point anyhow.

To quote Microsoft's article: "While a few of these visual changes are hinted at in the upcoming Release Preview, most of them will not yet be publicly available. You’ll see them all in the final release of Windows 8!"

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Blaze589

"---This style of simulating faux-realistic materials (such as glass or aluminum) on the screen looks dated and cheesy now, but at the time, it was very much en vogue."

Excerpted from MS blog.

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admobadmo

"Dated and cheesy" is starting to describe my whole life. Might as well just go with it!

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SPreston2001

Dated?? No it looks elegant! A plain white box looks dated lol.

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PhuxAche

You see, this is what really annoys me about Microsoft. They concentrate on stupid, superficial, trivial stuff that the end user is not really interested in. You know what, how about just leaving the Aero as an "option" for the user to "decide" what he/she wants to do with it, and focus on more extensive issues/teething problems and get the OS slick as hell for once, and I mean a year after installation, on a fairly full HDD, and still runs the same as it did on day of Windows installation. Microsoft always focus on stupid pointless stuff to which the user really couldn't give a fooking flying monkeys about! Grrr!

And they say they have the "user in mind" when it comes to development of a new os?! BS!

TBH I don't even want this Win8. This Metro feel, etc. I just can't be arsed with it.

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pratikrawankar

If you are happy with windows 7 __then there is no reason to upgrade to win 8 which is a trouble maker
<< since everyone is happy with win 7__so only those who wants to take RIDE OF The HELL will be defiantly welcome in windows 8 >>

here problems are not ending in windows 8___and microsoft is adding more to it

hope Stardock and others with add Aero back to win 8
somethinglike vistaglaz software

I love Aero ___Its not just a aero+transparancy effect etc
Its a Royal Aero !

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biggiebob12345

Freaking finally. I always switched my 7 installs (that I dual boot with my primary OS, XP) to Classic theme. My biggest complaint with 7 is that the UI people were clearly bored. "Let's make sparkle effects and organize everything into 500 sub-sub-sub categories".

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pratikrawankar

this is what we were excepting from Microsoft

sparking , more beautiful than most beautiful dream art

since our GPU can do lots of things outside gaming and media editing
CPU+GPU distribute load make it beautiful

windows 8 Lost track edition !

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avenger48

"The default window chrome is white, creating an airy and premium look." So then, airy and premium = ugly, white box? This is absolutely the final straw. Even if I wanted to downgrade to Windows 8 before, this kills it. Screw MS and Windows 8, I'll be sticking with 7 and downgrading (upgrading, really) any future computers to 7, even if I have to pirate to do it.

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Meat_Juice

Dido

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TechNinja49

I'm with you all the way

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