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Windows 8 developer interface is best for touch screens. They made it too much of a touch screen, that having the mouse makes you feel back to kindergarten.  Take a look at the above pic its more of games, and social networking, what was Microsoft thinking.

 

Download Windows 8 Beta-Developer Preview:

Windows 8 32 bit Developers preview Size 2.8 GB

Windows 8 64 bit Developers preview Size 3.6 GB

Windows 8 64 bit Developers preview with Developers tools (SDK) for Metro style apps Size 4.8 GB

 

The below screens are if you navigate with the windows vista / 7 booted and double click the setup.exe file.

The next set of images shows the installation at boot time.

I had Windows Vista installed, therefore it the boot option.  Below screens are post installation.

Requesting you for a PC Name

Opting for the customizing

After installation, first screen right below. You will notice there is more of games, and mesmerizing stuffs, that does not mesmerize much. Anyway the vote is yours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer on Monday confirmed that Windows 8, the next iteration of the software giant’s operating system, will be available in 2012.

Speaking at a Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo today, Ballmer said Microsoft is “obviously hard at work on the next version of Windows.”

“As we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year, there’s a whole lot more coming,” he continued. “As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors.”

variety of rumors regarding Windows 8 have popped up on the Internet in recent months, but Microsoft has yet to confirm any particular features it will add to the OS. While Ballmer didn’t go into detail about what Windows 8 users will see, he did outline several areas into which Microsoft is committed to investing.

One of those areas is the natural user interface, or “the notion that we really want to speak, wave and gesture, touch and mark on our computing devices,” Ballmer said. Microsoft wants your device to recognize you and your actions, like Kinect does for gaming (and your Netflix and Hulu queues).

To that end, Microsoft is also focusing on natural language. “Today on a PC, it’s file open, blah, blah, blah, respond, reply, forward. I can’t just say to my device, get me ready for my trip to Tokyo,” Ballmer said. ” We ought to make it so that the search engines, and the user interface of the device can take actions on our behalf.”

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Google took the world by storm, by offering over 5 GB, and still increasing at 0.000002 GB, for the Gmail service.  It was an amazing push, giving the user a reason not to delete any email.  Then followed Hotmail with the increase in capacity, yahoo providing unlimited space. 

Initially Hotmail had come out with Email for corporates, but you had to transfer your domain to MelbourneIT.  This was rather hopeless, because, you ended up paying more w.r.t renewal charges.  Google apps came out with just changing the MX records, and this was brilliant.

Google Maps, Street View got developers working wonderful applications for the users, Bing followed without the street view.

Netscape came out with the tabbed browser, which I believe was around 1999, 5 years down the line, Netscape dead, Firefox born, with browser addons, made browsing amazingly simple, faster, and it was from Mozilla.  Microsoft still with their open new window policy came a little too late with their tabbed browser.  Now Google is out with their browser, its lightweight, loads quickly, has a list of recently opened websites as large icons on a newly opened tab. Unlike Firefox, each tab in Chrome is listed as a process, which enables the killing one of them if it hangs.

Then comes from Google, Chromium, an OS, adding value to cloud. Nexus One brought in with Android OS, snugged into the apple market in a years time.

Facebook currently is setting out with the a platform for Mobile devices, probably why Zuck, said, iPad is a computer.

Are there no more brilliant ideas, than doing better than the other with Internet Giants any more?

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