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Bob
23 Jun 2011

As a developer, I don't see anyway to produce a sophisticated Windows application with HTML5. Hopefully, this is just a rumor. If not, there will be more and more developers put out to pasture. In my opinion, .NET was a big mistake, this would be a bigger mistake for Microsoft and all of us who develop software for Windows. It well may be a MAC world very soon!

Posted by:

steven
23 Jun 2011

In the beginning, I bought lots of software used it for a few months and stopped. I used my printer until the novelty wore off and when my nieces and nephews got old. The last thing I printed was my tax return. Now I use this computer for mostly Internet and it works. When someone wants to upgrade, what do you do with an old computer that is easy? You can't? It is hazardous waste, now. My co-worker has a great stockpile of obsolete electronic junk he cannot throw away.

Posted by:

Danny
23 Jun 2011

WOW, you mean Microsoft will actually do something innovative itself, rather than just copy someone's else invasion ??!!

Incredible!

Posted by:

Steve F.
23 Jun 2011

I'm sticking with the 10-year-old XP and waiting it out 'till they work out all the inevitable bugs that comes along with a new OS not to mention a new interface.

Posted by:

Linda
23 Jun 2011

I upgraded my computers to Windows 7 this year, and I am satisfied with it. I have no touch-screen computers, nor do I intend to get any, unless I get a tablet to use as an e-reader. So, I see no need to upgrade to Windows 8. I don't even like the interface on Office 2007! I incorporated a "cheat" tool that mimics the old Office interface. Why change a good thing?

Posted by:

S
23 Jun 2011

No desktop? Emulating a smart phone for your PC?

Might as well just get a Chrome OS laptop; or
better yet, switch to Ubuntu!

Vista sucks, 7 is not great, now this?

No Thanks!

Posted by:

Mathias
23 Jun 2011

I think windows8 will be of advantage in that peripherals like mice & keyboards will be history. U can buy a mouse or a keyboard & it works for only a week.
However will it be stable like earlier versions especiall XP?

Posted by:

Sal
23 Jun 2011

WELL!!
THIS is great. I run a small business that utilizes insurance grade appraisal and estimating software , integrated PDF writers, etc. some of these programs have compatability errors between the "industry standard" Microsoft Explorer browser (including ALL the upgrades) THEN when we FINALLY get everything "humming normally" Billy Boy sends out a "critical patch" and blows the whole thing out of the water! and this is with everyone running XP svce pk3 I have seven field appraisers that remotely utilize the internet (some STILL through dialup because of location) We STRONGLY rely on XP NOW as the hardware "deteriorates, and units need to be replaced, we are presented with have compatibility problems using Vista and Win 7! THEN, throw 64 bit systems into the mix, NONE of these programs "play nice" with the afore mentioned systems. Quite frankly, when is enough enough?? Why can't the "next generation electronic "have to haves" leave business alone and STOP causing problems?? Please don't get me wrong, I am kinda "geeky" also, and have MY "toys" at home. BUT somewhere there HAS to be a "business standard" that does not change the playing field every 90 days!

Thanx,

Posted by:

Abi CAlcano
23 Jun 2011

Hmm very interesting ! I just wonder why it took this long ? I know I have seen the touch pc a few years ago but it seem to disappear ! I just hope that prices are fair !....can't wait

Posted by:

nanbush
23 Jun 2011

I must be a Luddite. I use my computer to do work in my home office. This includes writing and research, which means abundant Googling, and meeting deadlines, and email, and sometimes keeping up with distant family and friends on Facebook, and sometimes a game. But my laptop is not a hobby and not exclusively a toy, and the reason I keep buying one is not to see how it works compared to the last one but to do my own work.

This is becoming a topic of real curiosity to me--who are all these MS customers who don't care about their productivity but spend all their computer time learning new ways to swipe, flick, find, hide, update, choose, decipher, and watch tv?
I seriously tried Word 10 for three months, but it was so opaque and full of complicated trivializations, and the learning curve was so steep, the deadline for a major 200-page document would have been missed by a mile if I hadn't gone back to Word 2003. Needless to say, I have less than no interest in Windows Explorer as a ribbon; what is wanted is a straightforward tool, and that is how I will continue to use it. Do I have to go to Linux or a Mac?

Posted by:

Bob Justin
23 Jun 2011

I'll stick with XP and take a pass.

Posted by:

RichF
23 Jun 2011

It seems too quick after Windows 7.

Posted by:

Robert
23 Jun 2011

Why change when XP works so well, and who needs a touch screen? that says to me a new style monitor.
Your PC monitor would have to be directly in front of you on your desk, (not always possible) so your eyes would be a lot nearer to the touch screen, or be at a painful arms stretch, and it will also just get very greasy and unhygienic.
Its not for me I'm not for changing.

Posted by:

Water Sound
23 Jun 2011

When Windows 8 is ten years old, I'll consider it 'stable' enough to use for my important documents and photos.

Posted by:

Desmond
23 Jun 2011

I tried to use Windows 7 and did not like it at all. I see no reason to go to Windows 8 unless those money grabbers at Microsoft no longer support Windows professional.

Posted by:

boblittell
23 Jun 2011

This change in format is inevitable based on the popularity of the screen use on the iPhone, iPad, etc., and computer presentations shown on television shows; e.g., NCIS, where data is "thrown" across and between screens, always without the use of the mouse or keyboard.

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
23 Jun 2011

So many people are using Smart phones, these days & are getting use to Touchscreen technology. Most all of them, LOVE the ease of Touchscreens. Eventually, all cell phone carriers will only offer Smart Phones, as their phones. I think, these people will embrace Windows 8, so they can have the same ease of operating their home computers, be they desktops or laptops.

Now, for those of us, who really feel comfortable with the 'tried & true' mouse, keyboard control, will probably be very leery of Windows 8. If, what you say comes to pass, that Windows 8 will offer a 'backwards legacy' aspect ... Then those of us, who are use to mouse, keyboard control, may feel comfortable with the new OS.

One thing that I worry about, Windows 7 has removed some of the things that I like most about Windows OS. For instance, Outlook Express. I really like this application & after 14 years of use, I don't think I would like not having it. How much more will Microsoft removed in Windows 8?

Now, Windows 7 seems to be the 'solid' OS, that Microsoft has been trying to achieve. Will Windows 8 be as solid or as you say, just another, fancier Vista? But, I am one of the 60% still using Windows XP & am very happy with it.

Posted by:

Glen
23 Jun 2011

I moved from XP a little over a year ago to W7 and I am very pleased with W7 giving me absolutely no reason to learn a totally new OS called W8!

Posted by:

Nancy Teppler
23 Jun 2011

Pass.

Posted by:

Archie Bruce
23 Jun 2011

Good to hear of a new OS. Will it work as promised?
I can see two years of service packs and updates, Then an announcement of a new OS AGAIN!
I wonder how much microsoft is going to be whacking us for windows 9.
Ohhhh.... the price of life.

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