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Latest Windows 8 Screenshots Reveal Ouster of Aero Glass UI

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will windows 8 give us a boost in FPS for games? that is all most people on tpu care about. if you want eye candy go with linux.
 
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people don't look in menus, so get rid of the menu? lol whatever...
 
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I like Aero, guess this is another reason not to go to Windows 8 then.
This. Microsofts new design is the one that looks cheesy, thats for sure. IDK which moron they hired for the design of it :laugh:
 
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Things are getting worse.
 
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Bleh, aero looks better than that I think, plus you could turn it off.
Aero looks good an is nice on the eyes after some turning, with the right background.

OSX looks better than that, but MS just love flat colours. OSX did transparency better anyway.

Though I do think its nicer without shadows, I have them turned off for windows and icons.
 
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I REALLY hate it when Tech companies go bat-sh*t insane and stop listening to the customer and instead start telling the customer it knows whats good for them and to suck it up and take it up the OS poop chute like a man.

So really I have been hating MS and Apple for a while now.

In this case its not even MS trying to copy what Apple has done and seems to work. Instead lets completely mess up what people have liked about the last version of windows..then pile another suitcase of bad on top of that!
 

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I dont know what all the fuss is about. I think Windows 8 is going to be the single greatest achievement in Operating Systems since Windows 95.

LOL!!

I dare anyone to say that out loud with a straight face.
 
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well . . . . . its not like it could be the worst achievement . . . . looks at windows me . . . . . .yep can't be the worst by far.

ms should have won a prize with that one.
 
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At list when Vista & 7 come they got users upgrading to better hardware, but for 8 they want to get people downgrading to crappy hardware, i don't see the need for OEMs to provide machines with snappy hardware alongside Windows 8. Same as i don't see the need of Quad Cores and above, 2GB of RAM and above, Kick ass cards eg discrete GPUs and above, for this type of shit.
 
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At list when Vista & 7 come they got users upgrading to better hardware, but for 8 they want to get people downgrading to crappy hardware
The thing is operative systems should adapt to the hardware found on contemporary PCs. PCs shouldn't need to adapt to operative systems. This is the one of the main reasons why Vista failed. When it came out most PCs were not fast enough to run it. Windows 7 has very similar hardware requirements to Windows Vista, but when it was released most PC were ready for it.
 
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Minimalistic design? If I wanted my PC to have that,I'd have stuck to windows 95.......
That aero glass effect had a bit of elegance to it....
 
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The thing is operative systems should adapt to the hardware found on contemporary PCs. PCs shouldn't need to adapt to operative systems. This is the one of the main reasons why Vista failed. When it came out most PCs were not fast enough to run it. Windows 7 has very similar hardware requirements to Windows Vista, but when it was released most PC were ready for it.
No problem with OS adapting to hardware. Question is why dumb it down and claim its better?

Minimalistic design? If I wanted my PC to have that,I'd have stuck to windows 95.......
That aero glass effect had a bit of elegance to it....
Told like it is,..
 
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Most of you must not have even tried windows 8. I hated it at first but I am certainly upgrading when it comes out. It is way way way faster when it comes speed and I also like the metro hot corners, once you get a hang of it, it is not all that bad.
 

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Could be worse...could be...BRUSHED METAL!!!

Did Apple ever grow out of that? Gah I got sick of it so long ago but all they'd do was more and more of it.

I don't see what the fuss about Aero is. I like it.
 
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Looks like a wal-mart grade interface.
 
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I like it from the screenshots. I didn't use and like the Aero interface, so I am glad they are done with it. It seems pretty good so far.
 

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Honestly, it looks like an OS designed for a tablet PC and the design for a tower or laptop is kind of absurd.
 
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#47
that UI would look silly in my dark, smooth, and shiny office... I will say that. I evne tried to use flat black themes and they look like crap in the setting I work in.

MS designed this UI in white boxed rooms with 1000 watt florescent lighting and desks from an industrial supply wearhouse. of course that UI would make sense to them, however in most people's houses it would look like eve from wall-e in a neoclassical designed suburban tract home... very out of place.
 

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Wow... Windows Mac Theme
 
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They push this ugliness onto people in an effort to promote Metro. Pathetic, that's what it is.
 
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Most of you must not have even tried windows 8. I hated it at first but I am certainly upgrading when it comes out. It is way way way faster when it comes speed and I also like the metro hot corners, once you get a hang of it, it is not all that bad.
I tried it.... the metro hot corners annoyed the hell out of me, and im far less speedy with metro activated, than without it