I've never really understood why Microsoft or websites 'leak' or publish information knowing full well that Windows 7 is due for release very soon. I still think Microsoft are their worse enemy getting people to upgrade from XP.
The screenshot looks like Gnome to me.
unless MS are using linux based icons, thats not real...
For people who do serious maths (ie games players :-)), having big number crunching ought to be a good thing
Saw this on PC Advisor First Windows 8 details emerge News - PC Advisor "According to Microsoft's plans to release a new desktop version of Windows every three years, Windows 8 is scheduled to become available in 2012"
Its a load of rubbish like every other 'concept' screenshot that is 'leaked' every now and then. Remember the vista 'concept' screenshots?
Ergh. Give people a chance to install Windows 7 before "leaking" 8 and 9.
It seems to me that information leaks are always approved by top managed. Dear me
It's the old "640k ought to be enough" again - people might not see a need for it right now, but why wouldn't Microsoft look into it for future versions of Windows?
We already have graphics cards with 128, 256 bit memory buses so for me it hardly seems excessive for a future OS.
On 8 bit CPUs you were stuck with numbers no bigger than 2^8 (256 decimal). This meant that to do maths with "real" numbers meant lots of complex fiddling around (eg the Z80 CPU allowed you to use pairs of registers so you could deal with numbers up to 2^16 but that still doesn't allow you to handle decimal numbers with any precision)
Anything involving real maths needs more bits (eg true colour graphics need 24 bit numbers for each pixel). If you want to be able to process graphics reasonably quickly, you want to be able to do more than 1 pixel at a time.
Some developers will get annoyed; many will be excited at the prospect of what they can do now they don't have "stupid" restrictions.
Of course, not everyone needs the extra - there's loads of software which is 16 or 32 bit today even though we've had 64 bit CPUs in common use for ages. I've no doubt that 128 bit CPUs will happily run 64 bit software and there's no reason why we couldn't have VMs on "Windows 8" just like we can have on Windows 7 so you could run your old app in a seamless VM.
Apple should do large educational discounts to get schools using mac for everything... they're more "creative" as they say than Windows... and that's what kids need isnt it? Them Mac v PC videos on YouTube are right I guess.
The other main thing is the amount of people who can't use vista yet as it looks entirely different, the start button has gone... so all them tutorials we made are now wrong as there is no effin START button!
painejake (10th October 2009)
Yep do you remember the Luna screen shots for the Windows 2000 welcome screen that eventually was canned and ended up in XP.Its a load of rubbish like every other 'concept' screenshot that is 'leaked' every now and then. Remember the vista 'concept' screenshots?
Slashdot Technology Story | Microsoft Leaks Details of 128-bit Windows 8
I doubt that Windows 8 will be a 128 bit OS BUT I could see a new 128 bit filesystem being included.
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