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Windows Blue leaks online, includes smaller Live Tiles, new side-by-side Snap View, and IE 11

 

 

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An early build of Windows Blue, the next version of Windows, has leaked online on the same day that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrates his 57th birthday. Build 9364, a partner version that was originally compiled on March 15th, has been made available on file sharing sites and includes some of the new changes that Microsoft is building into its significant Windows 8 update. Leaked screenshots posted at Winforum show that the company is bringing smaller and even larger Live Tile arrangements to its Start Screen, along with greater control over the color personalization options, and a whole lot more.

 

Microsoft is building in an additional snap view into Windows Blue, allowing users to place apps side-by-side in the Windows 8 view. The new 50 / 50 view is similar to the desktop mode snapping. New alarm and calculator WIndows 8 -style apps will also take advantage of this view, but we understand developers will be able to update their apps to support the additional snap view alongside other API changes and additions.

 

 

Other improvements include a number of new options in the Windows 8-style settings screen. Microsoft appears to be adding all of the necessary settings required to ensure tablet users don't have to drop to the desktop Control Panel to change things. SkyDrive options are present, which appear to show greater integration and control over device back ups and files. There's also an app settings section that surfaces options to change default apps and information on app sizes. Settings and UI improvements aside,

Microsoft is also making changes to its Charms. The Devices Charm includes a new "play" option, which looks similar to the existing PlayTo options found in Windows 8. On the Share Charm there's a new screenshot option that lets you quickly share an image with applications. Internet Explorer 11 is also included in Blue, although it's not immediately clear from the leaked screenshots what improvements have been made.

We're looking into other leaked features and screenshots so we'll update you on any other additions. Windows Blue is expected to enter public preview over the coming months, with a full release due later this year.

 

http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/24/4141286/windows-blue-screenshots-leak-smaller-live-tiles-options-ui

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doesnt look that different from windows 8, these bastard look money hungry and desperate. they need new blood at the top 

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full release due later this year.

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doesnt look that different from windows 8, these bastard look money hungry and desperate. 

:rofl:

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doesnt look that different from windows 8, these bastard look money hungry and desperate. they need new blood at the top 

or old blood rather

 

these companies are falling apart without Gates and Jobs at the helm

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XP WILL NEVER DIE

 

FUK ME I LOVE XP... AND IF I DID GO BACK TO PC IT WOULD BE XP... SO FLUENT... THE FLUIDITY OF THE XP O/S IS SO BEAUTIFUL

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XP WILL NEVER DIE

FUK ME I LOVE XP... AND IF I DID GO BACK TO PC IT WOULD BE XP... SO FLUENT... THE FLUIDITY OF THE XP O/S IS SO BEAUTIFUL

Your OS is 12 years old and is stuck on IE8

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Lol at IE8? so what, man can still download chrome with IE8,

 

The work PC I bought this year runs on XP, needed to make the transition from my old beast without fucking any software/plugins, and that shit still runs like a dream, its mad,

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XP CAN STILL DOWNLOAD CHROME... WTS THE POINT...

 

 

WHO USES INTERNET EXPLORER? DAT SHIT BROWSER WIV BARE CLUTTERED SHIT ON IT SO FUKING ANNOYING

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Man IE8 you know.

Didnt even know people still used IE.

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was die hard firefox, worse than certain Apple guys

 

but me being me i decided to try Chrome in November just to reaffirm that FF is indeed the best

 

touched FF like once or twice since

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when Chrome first came about it was >>>> Firefox, especially in speed

nowadays its only really its clean/minimal interface that is an advantage

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I had to give up on firefox recently cos for some reason it stopped working with wordpress

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Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014

 

That means no more critical security updates etc.

 

Previously I lol'd at vista and went back to XP but windows 7 is really nice.  I think it will become the 'new xp' coz who wants to pay to upgrade to windows 8 for a fuckin tablet interface? :/

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