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Microsoft (MSFT +0.4%) announces that Windows 8 - the desktop OS, not the phone - is set to be...

Microsoft (MSFT +0.4%) announces that Windows 8 - the desktop OS, not the phone - is set to be unveiled on Feb. 29 in Barcelona. A sneak preview from Information Week declares that the latest OS developed in Redmond will be the biggest redesign since Windows 95 launched.
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  • Gary Jakacky
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    Does this mean I should update from MS-DOS on my commodore with its state of the art 286 chip? I've been in a coma for a while...woke up and am all booted up with my Lotus 1-2-3!
    8 Feb 2012, 10:37 PM Reply Like
  • monsieurmarket
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    Hopefully I will never ever have to see a dos prompt screen again to fix a stupid glitch or to figure out what my stupid settings are. Get a clue Microsoft!
    8 Feb 2012, 11:32 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Does that mean they will actually make a new one rather than keep piling on mound after mound of complete garbage that has few meaningful upgrades for decades worth of computer advancement?

     

    Shouldn't a monopoly that owns shares in its only rival (Apple) champion at least a few new things? Shouldn't we have free antivirus that works considering they made all the flaws in their design to start? Shouldn't they champion touch screens, voice recognition, easy calendaring, free games better than minesweep, etc. At least throw us a bone for goodness sake.
    8 Feb 2012, 11:35 PM Reply Like
  • CKtalon
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    A lot of significant code has been overhauled over the years starting with Vista. That was the reason why there was so much compatibility issues at the beginning. Many improvements such as memory, power management are included in Windows 8.

     

    They are also including an antivirus into Windows 8. The Metro interface is very well-suited for touch. The Windows Live suite (Live Mail in particular) will include your calendar needs. The Windows Live suite isn't bundled with Windows due to anti-competitive laws. You will be able to obtain free games from the Windows Store that will be launched together with the Consumer Preview.
    9 Feb 2012, 12:51 AM Reply Like
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