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Windows 8 is coming out next yr, its a make or break for Microsoft especially if there decide to enter the tablet game

i just hope it boots fast,

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At Microsoft's BUILD show this morning, the company gave a lot of insight into what everyone has been waiting to see - Windows 8.

At the forefront of the discussion is the fact that unlike any other version of Windows before, this one is not designed solely for traditional PCs.

In fact, tablets are an integral part of the Windows 8 strategy. And unlike the very few Windows 7 tablet rumblings that have occurred over the past year, Windows 8 is unique in that it will have separate operating systems for computers and tablets.

What isn't really being discussed at BUILD is Windows 8 tablet hardware. Surely most of the major manufacturers will give the new OS a try at some point, but that's not a focal point today.

Instead, emphasis is on the software and what Windows 8 for tablets can actually do. It definitely has an aesthetic similar to Windows Phone, with the Live Tiles and intuitive touchscreen interface.

Another interesting feature, as noted by Slashgear, is "picture password." Instead of traditional alphanumeric passwords, users will be able to use touch gestures to verify their identity.

Microsoft is calling the interface the "Metro UI," and allows users to have complete customization on their home page, including widgets, RSS readers, weather information, date/time, etc.

Metro UI will also have deep multitasking chops, giving users the ability to easily toggle back and forth between different apps and websites. The prototype unit shown at BUILD looks similar to an iPad, with virtually no buttons on the device itself. Microsoft wants touch input to be the main control mechanism, but in a way that's new and different - not just tapping, but swiping and gesturing.

This is just a first look at what Windows 8 tablets will offer when they reach the market. The question is when that will actually happen.

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Little room for error if they want to dominate the tablet OS market, none of that traditional Microsoft 100 updates a week after release stuff, they have to be vigilant in the beta testing stages.

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fully goin up against Apple IOS

if its polished and refined enough could be a worthy contender coz lets face it android is never gonna have that 'uniform interface across all devices' type of thing that apple excell at

should be interesting but i hope theres a "classic view"

im happy with windows 7 tbh

edit: shit even XP is fine tbh

also 3.1 >>>> vista

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They need to implement it on Mobile Phones too.

They hooking up with Nokia, right? If this is used on Nokias, Tablets & PCs, with an extremely easy way to have all three connect and share data without all that virus shit & update shit then it could win or at least come second.

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They need to implement it on Mobile Phones too.

They hooking up with Nokia, right? If this is used on Nokias, Tablets & PCs, with an extremely easy way to have all three connect and share data without all that virus shit & update shit then it could win or at least come second.

This is exactly what nokia need to get back on top tbh they sat like ducks and let blackberry and apple overtake em and challenge new competitors like they dont matter the collabo will be alot

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I've downloaded the developers versions but haven't had time to play around with it.

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They need to implement it on Mobile Phones too.

They hooking up with Nokia, right? If this is used on Nokias, Tablets & PCs, with an extremely easy way to have all three connect and share data without all that virus shit & update shit then it could win or at least come second.

This is exactly what nokia need to get back on top tbh they sat like ducks and let blackberry and apple overtake em and challenge new competitors like they dont matter the collabo will be alot

Yes, but it will also help Microsoft too. They are missing out on so much money when you compare it to Apple.

It is really sad what happened to Nokia, from being THEE biggest mobile phone manufacturer, to adopting the Symbian software and not really been on mobile internet and just declining to almost one of the worst mobile phones to have.

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fully goin up against Apple IOS

if its polished and refined enough could be a worthy contender coz lets face it android is never gonna have that 'uniform interface across all devices' type of thing that apple excell at

should be interesting but i hope theres a "classic view"

im happy with windows 7 tbh

edit: shit even XP is fine tbh

also 3.1 >>>> vista

Looks good, reminds me of the xbox dashboard, im in no rush as I have a MAC.

MS just kill it with the updates man, Lion has only had 1 cos of the Java thing.

Win7 is a patch for Vista hahaha

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Im definitely not upgrading for 3 or 4 years, just got win 7 a year a go.

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