Windows 8 Details Begin Leaking Out

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Thursday

They are how your computer tells you when something is wrong and tell you where to start looking when a piece of hardware of a driver fails or misbehaves. Getting rid of the BSoD would make trouble shooting much much harder.

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NewGadgeteer

I like the slide that asks Why Humans Matter?

The two listed answers are:

1: Substantial in size

2: Drive bulk of Windows revenue

If I didn't see the slide for myself, I would think this was a joke.  

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Thursday

I LOL'ed when I saw that slide too...although to be honest, they listed "Enthusiasts" and "Humans" as types of users...does that mean we are not human? LOL

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Caboose

 "but it sounds too much like magic to us."

If that's the case, then you'd see Microsoft paying 'Magic licensing' fees to Apple.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Neufeldt2002

Like many here, I too am interested in a faster boot, one button reinstall etc. But I feel the app store maybe just a get on the band wagon thing. Linux has repositories, I believe apple has them too, but more likely just the app store from itunes. However, an app store could be beneficial as a place you described for noobs.

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Caboose

 I'd like to see a repositories system like what Linux has. It would make everything from downloading apps, to installing plugins and drivers a lot easier. Sure sites like nVidia, ATi, AVG, etc would have to setup something so that downloading the latest of 'X' would be available (with an option to search older versions).

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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shadowstar

This does sound like the best idea that Microsoft has ever had. I do believe that those of us who work on pcs will still be needed due to the fact that some typical users would rather have professionals do it instead of themselfves for reasons of not wanting to screw anything up. If this does work on applications. that would mean that any program that was installed would already be in the registry. Would Microsoft do this in an update for Windows 7 or Vista? I would hope so if they are built on the same kernel.

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m1k3_flrs

 "Push-Button Reset" that would basically reinstall Windows without touching your files, applications, or settings. If true than those of us who repair PCs will no longer be asked to re-install windows. A faster boot, that will be great, but how fast exactly? I currently get to my desktop in 25 seconds cold boot.

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BuLLg0d

Oh, the masses will still call us for tech support, and we will push the button for them, show them how, and still come back in a month or two and push the button yet again, repeat cycle, repeat, repeat.

 

You could put a huge red (or green to not be scary) reset button on a bunch of end user's PC's and they will still call someone to come push the button. 

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m1k3_flrs

Could they really be that ignorant? lol you're right people will still call for someone to press the button, cause they're afraid of screwing something up.

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Caboose

 yes, yes they can be that ignorant!

Heck, filling the paper tray is beyond some of these users!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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NewGadgeteer

I think they are shooting for 15 second cold boots based on this bullet point I seen: "Turn On duration is about half of today's cold boot with Logoff + Hibernate"

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Hg Dragon

So what the hell's up with the WinFS file system that got scrapped from 7? Are we *ever* going to see it?

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TheZomb

WinFS got scrapped from vista not 7 and I sincerely doubt that the 3 features they released encompase the entirety of all the changes. Especially since there is at least a year if not two before they release it.

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I Jedi

Any type of an estimated release date frame? Early, mid, to late 2011/12 release?

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Jims45wow

Question seconded.

Jim

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fiXXer

If Win8 follows the same timeline as 7 I think it would be safe to assume MS is going to shoot for sometime late 2012. (Purely speculation)  It took them 3 years to launch 7 after Vista, so what do you think?

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I Jedi

Supposedly Microsoft's goal is to launch a new operating system every 2 years. Windows 7 took a year longer because of staff reorganization/layoffs, and figuring out what went wrong with Windows Vista

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I Jedi

 "Not
wanting to rest on the laurels of Windows 7, the best-selling
operating
system
 in its storied history, Microsoft is racing
to develop its successor, code-named
Windows
8
.  That upcoming product is rumored to be slotted
for a late 2011 launch"

 Source: http://www.dailytech.com/Windows+8+to+Leverage+USB+30+Bluetooth+30+Facial+Login+3D+Display+DirectX/article18870.htm

 

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