Intel Clarifies CEO Paul Otellini's Windows 8 Comments

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"Intel CEO Paul Otellini is on record as saying 'Windows 8 is one of the best things that ever happened to Intel,' citing the importance of the touch interface coming to mainstream computing and the huge wave of exciting new Ultrabook, tablet and convertible device innovations coming to the market."
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And in other news, "Valve to begin Steam Linux beta next week"
www.develop-online.net/news/42089/Valve-to-begin-Steam-Linux-beta-next-week
 

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"The company is so eager that Microsoft plans to ship the OS before it's even fully cooked next month, and that improvements still need to be made." Ya, they need to remove the bug that entails the whole "modern UI".
 

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If I was paid as well as Paul was I'd bob for apples in a vat of acid and pretty much say whatever I needed to keep that paypacket.

I checked ... and our wives agree too.

Astounding.

:)
 

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[citation][nom]john_4[/nom]And in other news, "Valve to begin Steam Linux beta next week" www.develop-online.net/news/42089/ [...] -next-week[/citation]
Seems like Valve is just trying to cash in on the W8 hate bandwagon. W7 will continue to exist past W8 release and games will always work better on W7 than Linux
 

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Intel spoke some truth... nothing more.

Windows 8 could have been FIXED is MS wasn't so stupid and had more talented people.

My Windows 8 version B:

0 - During install, option choose Desktop or Tablet RT... default UI. (we're talking desktop)

1 - UI desktop skin looks like Win8 ver 8440 (which has some personality - not the bland flat shit of Win8 RTM)

2 - The log-on screen may look like Win 8, start typing and it slides away. Goes directly to desktop.

3 - Normal START button, brings up normal START menu - no real change, maybe some tweaks.

4 - The LEFT side of the screen has a 2-column METRO interface - like a really long WP8 screen. Its always there. Applications CANNOT cover it up (just like the Task bar) - unless the USER chooses an option to HIDE it. The user can choose default colors, custom individual colors, size. (1x1 2x1 1x2 or 2x2) This would be a good size for a finger to press. Metro apps show up IN THE TASK BAR!!

5 - Metro Apps would either open full screen or as a window like THEY SHOULD for a desktop OS!

6 - Win8 RT would be the UI we already know (made for low-powered ARM CPUs).

And with todays 16:9 screens, its not hurting anything to have a METRO strip up the side. Very acceptable, I would think. Then the LIVE TILES would actually serve a PURPOSE. When the excuse "you don't really see Metro/start screen much anyway" is said - then WHY Fracking bother having it? Why have live tiles YOU cannot use. The Gadgets on Win7 were useful - but killed recently by MS. A Metro Strip on the desktop would be cool and handy.


*HAD* Microsoft done these simple things, I doubt many people would be bitching about how stupid and ugly Windows 8 is for the desktop.

*I* could simply buy 3 Win8Pro upgrades for $40 a pop with my WinXP licences/discs alone. I'm about to replace my (win7) computer soon... its 5 years old. What am I doing? I'm going to spend $140 for a Win7Pro 64bit OEM without blinking. Windows 8 isn't worth $5 on any of my desktops. (I do have Win8 on a notebook, it runs fine - excellent actually, a lot to like about it - other than metro/charms/hidden buttons / ugly plain skin job)
 

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I got some bugs for them. When your running dual monitors, on my specific setup I have a laptop and a docking station, and I try to use my computer off the laptop monitor, even after a reboot, Windows 8 still think all my crap is on the other monitor. Folders I had over there, and the most frustrating thing.... programs open on the phantom monitor that used to be connected.
 

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windows 8 is... diffrent, i plan on using windows 7 for the forseeable future, have the RC on a htpc it is a interesting gui but given the compatabilit yissues i still get with the current preview edition and alot of games and programs i think i will stick with 7 for now until the bugs are gone
 

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[citation][nom]killerclick[/nom]Windows 7 will be supported until 2020. Just sayin'...[/citation]
Windows 10 will be out by then, I wonder what it will look like by then, i'm hoping for Iron Man style hologram manipulation and voice interaction
 

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Belardo just because you don`t like the UI doesn`t make the rest of the OS crap and not worth even 5$. It`s a step forward in every direction win8 with the excpetion of the UI which some like but some don`t ( don`t tell me "most" because you`re not part of a survey company to know what people think).

Sad part is that since Win 7 they still didn`t fixed the search on network drives, it works perfectly on XP has bugs on Win 7 and still present in 8, you have a mapped drive and sometimes you type something to search and you get 0 results. Still no clear fix for this not even with Win 8 RC.

About Win 8`s UI the most stupid thing from my point of view is the lack of a clear shut down button .. it`s hidden you either do Alt+F4 , win + C > Settings > power or you just search with your mouse the right side of the screen ... if for the start you have the Start button on your keyboard .. for shutdown is kinda stupid.
 

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[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]Windows 10 will be out by then, I wonder what it will look like by then, i'm hoping for Iron Man style hologram manipulation and voice interaction[/citation]
It`s nice to have it in movies , but imagine yourself talking like an idiot to your monitor or hologram projector ... ...

Open Chrome, type facebook , go to messeges ... this while listening music ... not to say anything about type *insert random porn site* :) ... it`s fun to watch still faster to do it yourself with a human interaction device - keyboard , mouse etc w/e we will have by then.
 

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I'll probably wait a while before buying a windows 8 mobile or tablet just like I'll wait a while before upgrading to windows 8. Early adoption is a fine thing, but you open yourself up to all kinds of aggravation.
 

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[citation][nom]jhansonxi[/nom]Isn't that the same complaint about Android phones?[/citation]
Difference is, Microsoft actually supports Windows whereas most Android phones have limited, if any support at all....
 

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[citation][nom]belardo[/nom]Intel spoke some truth... nothing more.Windows 8 could have been FIXED is MS wasn't so stupid and had more talented people.My Windows 8 version B:0 - During install, option choose Desktop or Tablet RT... default UI. (we're talking desktop)1 - UI desktop skin looks like Win8 ver 8440 (which has some personality - not the bland flat shit of Win8 RTM)2 - The log-on screen may look like Win 8, start typing and it slides away. Goes directly to desktop.3 - Normal START button, brings up normal START menu - no real change, maybe some tweaks.4 - The LEFT side of the screen has a 2-column METRO interface - like a really long WP8 screen. Its always there. Applications CANNOT cover it up (just like the Task bar) - unless the USER chooses an option to HIDE it. The user can choose default colors, custom individual colors, size. (1x1 2x1 1x2 or 2x2) This would be a good size for a finger to press. Metro apps show up IN THE TASK BAR!!5 - Metro Apps would either open full screen or as a window like THEY SHOULD for a desktop OS!6 - Win8 RT would be the UI we already know (made for low-powered ARM CPUs).And with todays 16:9 screens, its not hurting anything to have a METRO strip up the side. Very acceptable, I would think. Then the LIVE TILES would actually serve a PURPOSE. When the excuse "you don't really see Metro/start screen much anyway" is said - then WHY Fracking bother having it? Why have live tiles YOU cannot use. The Gadgets on Win7 were useful - but killed recently by MS. A Metro Strip on the desktop would be cool and handy.*HAD* Microsoft done these simple things, I doubt many people would be bitching about how stupid and ugly Windows 8 is for the desktop.*I* could simply buy 3 Win8Pro upgrades for $40 a pop with my WinXP licences/discs alone. I'm about to replace my (win7) computer soon... its 5 years old. What am I doing? I'm going to spend $140 for a Win7Pro 64bit OEM without blinking. Windows 8 isn't worth $5 on any of my desktops. (I do have Win8 on a notebook, it runs fine - excellent actually, a lot to like about it - other than metro/charms/hidden buttons / ugly plain skin job)[/citation]

Oh Yea? Why does Valve report that their games get better FPS on Linux than on Windows?
M$ fanboy... There's a spot over there in the sand to duck your head in!
 

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[citation][nom]reynod[/nom]If I was paid as well as Paul was I'd bob for apples in a vat of acid and pretty much say whatever I needed to keep that paypacket.I checked ... and our wives agree too.Astounding.[/citation]

Who cares by then...
 

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[citation][nom]killerclick[/nom]Windows 7 will be supported until 2020. Just sayin'...[/citation]
Damn that evil Microsoft, forcing us to upgrade by supporting their old operating system for years and years! /sarcasm
 

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[citation][nom]bllue[/nom]Seems like Valve is just trying to cash in on the W8 hate bandwagon. W7 will continue to exist past W8 release and games will always work better on W7 than Linux[/citation]
Saying always is such blatantly simplistic statement. Linux has great potential as gaming platform because of much leaner security mechanisms than Windows, that don't interfere with performance as much as Windows does. In future Linux as gaming platform could wed good sides of both console gaming and Wintel PCs. Consoles are good platform because they give to developers high level of control of hardware, while PC gives high level of upgradeability of hardware. In future Linux could offer both. What Valve is doing should signal to Linux community to start thinking about Linux as future gaming platform. Otherwise future of Linux gaming will be rather same as present of Mac gaming, you will have Steam and handful of supported games that half the time do not work.
 
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