• Windows 8 Megathread
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Found a neat build list better than those plain text ones you see everywhere: [url]https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aqq5TxpCCPvedEMweEN6emljS3BKS3NmMEltZmY4dUE&hl=en#gid=0[/url]
[img]http://johnbooth.dyndns-free.com/img/fp/NO.png[/img] hhhhnnnnnggg no leaks yet.
I assume Windows 7 drivers will mostly work on Windows 8, is that a good assumption? I remember a lot of Windows XP drivers did not work with Vista, so it felt like a miracle when Vista drivers worked with Windows 7. I can't wait to start using 8!
[QUOTE=person11;28933095]I assume Windows 7 drivers will mostly work on Windows 8, is that a good assumption? I remember a lot of Windows XP drivers did not work with Vista, so it felt like a miracle when Vista drivers worked with Windows 7. I can't wait to start using 8![/QUOTE] Yeah they'll work.
YES! that is awesome. now, waiting for leaks... I need something to keep me busy. Should I commit a federal crime and land myself in jail?
[QUOTE=person11;28933095]I assume Windows 7 drivers will mostly work on Windows 8, is that a good assumption?[/QUOTE] I would say so.
[img]http://i.cubeupload.com/zg09Cv.png[/img] [url]http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/Windows-8-Secrets-Welcome-Screen.aspx[/url] [url]http://www.withinwindows.com/2011/04/01/windows-8-secrets-welcome-screen/[/url]
[QUOTE=Panda X;28933618][img_thumb]http://i.cubeupload.com/zg09Cv.png[/img_thumb] [url]http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/Windows-8-Secrets-Welcome-Screen.aspx[/url] [url]http://www.withinwindows.com/2011/04/01/windows-8-secrets-welcome-screen/[/url][/QUOTE] I'm not sure if I want that... Not taking the background in account. Because that's just horrible.
If that shit makes it into the final product, I don't give a shit how bad AMD's GPU drivers are, I don't give a shit about games still using DirectX, I won't even give a shit if that fucking thing can be changed, but if it's the default, I will fucking switch to Linux.
[QUOTE=horsedrowner;28933701]I'm not sure if I want that... Not taking the background in account. Because that's just horrible.[/QUOTE] Obviously it will be graphically neater and physically appealing - if they make it look good, I'll love it.
If it's real I don't really mind it. I never see the logon anyway. Though I liked the clock in the top right like it was here: [url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4673907753_8e9719ee68_z.jpg[/url] [editline]1st April 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=nikomo;28933806]If that shit makes it into the final product, I don't give a shit how bad AMD's GPU drivers are, I don't give a shit about games still using DirectX, I won't even give a shit if that fucking thing can be changed, but if it's the default, I will fucking switch to Linux.[/QUOTE] You'd change OSs just because of the logon layout? [editline]1st April 2011[/editline] [url]http://mswin.me/?p=1129[/url]
Hopefully if it's real you can change the background, those "characters" wallpapers on 7 always freaked me out. [QUOTE=nikomo;28933806]If that shit makes it into the final product, I don't give a shit how bad AMD's GPU drivers are, I don't give a shit about games still using DirectX, I won't even give a shit if that fucking thing can be changed, but if it's the default, I will fucking switch to Linux.[/QUOTE] I'm pretty sure someone will modify it to bring back the logon layout from Vista and 7. Even if someone doesn't there might be an option for it with 8.
[QUOTE=Leather Belt;28933930]Hopefully if it's real you can change the background, those "characters" wallpapers on 7 always freaked me out. [/QUOTE] It said in the articles you can. Though I'm taking that Logon lightly since it is April 1st. [QUOTE=Leather Belt;28933930] I'm pretty sure someone will modify it to bring back the logon layout from Vista and 7. Even if someone doesn't there might be an option for it with 8.[/QUOTE] Should be easy. It's in DirectUI which is just XML. I've recreated old logons before with animations and what not before, I would expect this to be easier.
[QUOTE=person11;28933095]I assume Windows 7 drivers will mostly work on Windows 8, is that a good assumption? I remember a lot of Windows XP drivers did not work with Vista, so it felt like a miracle when Vista drivers worked with Windows 7. I can't wait to start using 8![/QUOTE] Don't be silly, Even Windows 2000 drivers work on Windows 7.
Here's a great article by Paul Thurrott: [url]http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/Windows-8-Secrets.aspx[/url]
bad read
[QUOTE=dude2193;28940539]bad read[/QUOTE] If you read the linked articles it makes it great.
Looks like things have quieted down in terms of leaking possibilities and images. Oh well.
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I'm calling calm before the storm.
[QUOTE=Forumaster;28950550]I'm calling calm before the storm.[/QUOTE] Winreview.ru and MyDigitalLife were both sent C&D letters. We're probably not going to be hearing or seeing any more leaks for a while.
[QUOTE=Jimmy422;28953860]Winreview.ru and MyDigitalLife were both sent C&D letters. We're probably not going to be hearing or seeing any more leaks for a while.[/QUOTE] :saddowns:
Sees new post in Windows 8 Megathread Hopes it's a link to the leak for Windows 8 Sees it's nothing Reads Jimmy's post Rages and cries.
If you guys would like a source to what Jimmy said it's here: [url]http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-forcing-closure-of-many-windows-8-based-sites-and-twitter-feeds[/url] [del]Just yesterday I was contacted by CHIP ([url]http://chip.de[/url]) about including my Aero Lite theme in their software CD that goes out with there Chip Magazine which goes out to 300k subscribers, it's a good thing I declined. (It's not the first time they went to this measure to stop people from getting a good look of Windows)[/del] [editline]2nd April 2011[/editline] Update: Both MDL and WinReview.ru are now stating that Microsoft was not the reason behind the closure. MDL have reopened their forums, though screenshots relating to Windows 8 may not be posted. Something has happened behind the scenes relating to Windows 8 screenshots leaked, more news is likely to come out soon. [editline]2nd April 2011[/editline] The ucoz websites were also not closed by MS, but instead by Staforce, who lied to abuse team by a fake MS antipiracy letter and initated this closure process. All ucoz websites will be back soon, except for staforceteam, who was permanently banned for lying to support. Source: Comment by arseny92 in the above link
So to that article I mentioned earlier that dude2193 called bad referenced a Ribbon based Explorer (eww). To extend upon what I hoped was just false: [img]http://i.cubeupload.com/Vi3hoc.png[/img] [img]http://i.cubeupload.com/34gW5w.png[/img] [img]http://i.cubeupload.com/SivOO3.png[/img] Source: Rafael Rivera: [url]http://www.withinwindows.com/2011/04/02/windows-8-secrets-windows-explorer-ribbon/[/url] [editline]2nd April 2011[/editline] [img]http://i.cubeupload.com/1KLzfd.png[/img] [img]http://i.cubeupload.com/t4Cu8o.png[/img]
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[QUOTE=Panda X;28956793]So to that article I mentioned earlier that dude2193 called bad referenced a Ribbon based Explorer (eww). To extend upon what I hoped was just false: [img_thumb]http://i.cubeupload.com/Vi3hoc.png[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://i.cubeupload.com/34gW5w.png[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://i.cubeupload.com/SivOO3.png[/img_thumb] Source: Rafael Rivera: [url]http://www.withinwindows.com/2011/04/02/windows-8-secrets-windows-explorer-ribbon/[/url] [editline]2nd April 2011[/editline] [img_thumb]http://i.cubeupload.com/1KLzfd.png[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://i.cubeupload.com/t4Cu8o.png[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] :gonk:
[b]God fucking damn it[/b] I hate the RibbonUI
[QUOTE=Panda X;28956793]So to that article I mentioned earlier that dude2193 called bad referenced a Ribbon based Explorer (eww). To extend upon what I hoped was just false: snip Source: Rafael Rivera: [url]http://www.withinwindows.com/2011/04/02/windows-8-secrets-windows-explorer-ribbon/[/url] [/QUOTE] I think I want to cry. :saddowns:
[QUOTE=Alex_DeLarge;28956948][b]God fucking damn it[/b] I hate the RibbonUI[/QUOTE] I think it's great. But that doesn't mean slap it on anything you can. It works on Office and Movie Maker. Paint, fucking Explorer of all things...no. Just no.
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