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    Never underestimate the power of giving free devices to members of the press!

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    Some of you are as bad as teachers clinging on to office 2003 because you want it to look the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Windows 8 and Its Incredibly Cool New Touch Interface

    Am I the only one who thinks this'll be horrible in a work/school environment.....
    Sorry thought i would reply to this and add my input although i can see it has twisted and turned since it was last posted.

    IMHO i dont see this ever being practical for an educational / business enviroment it doesnt seem to be designed to be used for this and like XP was when Vista came out so will Windows 7 to Windows 8 as being the base system everyone trusts and knows works. With support dropping for Windows XP Windows 7 will move into its shoes. There are so many things with Windows 8 can see certainly alot of the users on our network struggling with. I have installed the Windows 8 RC versions and followed it through to the RTM and all of which i have not liked at all.

    I must say however from a tablet angle it will probably be great, desktop no lol

    Still things might change and i am sure there are already plenty of fans out there that will beat me down on my comments, and infact my opinion may change when it has been out a while but as it stands...

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    IE 10 preview coming to Windows 7 in November Neowin

    As we approach general availability of Windows 8, we want to provide an update on IE10 for Windows 7. We will release a preview of IE10 on Windows 7 in mid-November, with final availability to follow as we collect developer and customer feedback.

    IE10 on Windows 7 has the same standards based platform for developers to target as IE10 on Windows 8. We built an entirely new browser with Windows 8, with more performance and developer capabilities. IE10 brings improved real-world site performance and additional standards support to Windows 7 that Web developers have been asking for. We look forward to getting your feedback on IE10 on Windows 7, and will provide another update when the preview is available.

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    Look what the "digital natives" can do.

    Windows 8: So simple a three year old can use it Neowin


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    It should be fine for staff then. Infact it's not too different from from the asus linux netbooks of 2007. In 6 months time it won't just be the shills on this forum extolling the virtues of window 8, if your a MS shop then you have to go this way- like it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    It should be fine for staff then. Infact it's not too different from from the asus linux netbooks of 2007. In 6 months time it won't just be the shills on this forum extolling the virtues of window 8, if your a MS shop then you have to go this way- like it or not.
    I would imagine Windows 9 will change it again but in a good way so its actually usable and increases the workflow efficiency.

    This iteration of windows is simply a stop gap until they get things right One to avoid just like we did vista.

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    This Reg article sums it up perfectly.

    The Microsoft Surface is supposed to be the ultimate Windows 8 device. Only a select few tech journalists - those good at staying on message - have been invited to demo the device. I am not among them. When the reviews do hit the streets, I have serious questions about who among those privileged tech journalists I can trust to be running workloads remotely comparable to my own.
    I just LOVE Server 2012, but count me out on Windows 8 for now ? The Register
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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    This Reg article sums it up perfectly.
    Why is Trevor Pott basing his opinion of Windows 8 by installing the OS on an Asus RF1 - an ancient (almost six year old) laptop that was designed for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition! Can't The Register give him something better?

    I thought the following quote of his was funny considering he has a paragraph titled "Living in the past" higher up the page.

    As a power user I live on the edge of the curve, not in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Look what the "digital natives" can do.

    Windows 8: So simple a three year old can use it Neowin

    Great stuff... Now we just need businesses and schools managed by 3 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    In 6 months time it won't just be the shills on this forum extolling the virtues of window 8, if your a MS shop then you have to go this way- like it or not.
    Interesting sentiment and as a "MS shop" I couldn't disagree more. Windows 7 mainstream support ends in 2015, extended support in 2020. To my mind I can stick with 7 if nothing better comes along until 2020, just like we stuck with XP until last year. We are already exploring alternative technologies, namely tablets, that are likely to move us a way from the desktop paradigm in that time scale. And at the moment we are looking at Apple. I'd say Android would be our second choice. I can't see any scenario were we have to go with Windows 8, and unless Windows 9 correct the corporate use issue with Windows 8 then this is likely the death nail for Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Interesting sentiment and as a "MS shop" I couldn't disagree more. Windows 7 mainstream support ends in 2015, extended support in 2020. To my mind I can stick with 7 if nothing better comes along until 2020, just like we stuck with XP until last year. We are already exploring alternative technologies, namely tablets, that are likely to move us a way from the desktop paradigm in that time scale. And at the moment we are looking at Apple. I'd say Android would be our second choice. I can't see any scenario were we have to go with Windows 8, and unless Windows 9 correct the corporate use issue with Windows 8 then this is likely the death nail for Windows.
    From what you say, then your not entirely a MS shop because your actively looking for alternatives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Great stuff... Now we just need businesses and schools managed by 3 year olds.
    Ummmmmmmmm, you mean we don't now

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    From what you say, then your not entirely a MS shop because your actively looking for alternatives!
    Lol! At this point in time (apart from 10 test iPads - solely for staff use) we are entirely an MS shop. Being an MS shop should never blinker your vision to examining suitable alternatives. Just because we currently use 100% (alright 99.9%) Windows, it doesn't follow that we should always remain 100% Windows from now to the end of time.

    Also, re-reading my last post you can clearly see a scenario where we remain 100% Windows at least until 2020 without ever needing to install Windows 8 anywhere (or 9 if it came to that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Also, re-reading my last post you can clearly see a scenario where we remain 100% Windows at least until 2020 without ever needing to install Windows 8 anywhere (or 9 if it came to that).
    have you seen this?
    Microsoft doesn't have any plans for a second Windows 7 Service Pack

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