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Steve Ballmer details new Windows 8 features at Dell World

By Shawn Knight
Oct 17, 2011
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  1. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shared some new Windows 8 features during a recent speech at Dell World in Austin, Texas. Ballmer demoed multiple key features of the new OS to…

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  2. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 168

    Ironies abound...

    One company that will, most likely, be the first-in-the-world putting on a show for a company that has recently become third. Not to mention that this takes place in Austin, which has seen drought, fires, 110+ degree heat, and water and food shortages.The guest company, on the other hand, comes from a place where winters are mild and water is everywhere. Plus, Seattle and Tacoma are in a (pretty much) liberal state -- as opposed to Austin, which is a liberal oasis in a sea of red, red, red.

    I don't know what any of it means -- it's just ironic.
  3. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    interesting finally hearing about windows server 8, this is the first time i've heard it mentioned in all the windows 8 buzz, thanks!
  4. you know what's awesome about this technology? absolutely nothing. handling 32 processors? not new. 100gb of ram? also not new. seamlessly switching virtual machines? this is the foundation of chrome os.

    one thing that every professional computer user does, if he knows what he is doing, is get rid of all gadgets running on windows. no one needs to see the weather as a huge banner, no one needs to see their tweets on a huge screen, because that kind of thing is handled by their phone. my point is, windows 8's main feature seems to be that it shows, in bigger, brighter colors (and clipping off the screen for some reason), exactly what we don't want running all the time using up all our ram. that stuff looks cool for about 1 hour before we go back to launching a sensible browser, or a program that needs to be run for work, or a creative program that we don't want screwed with. if we want to be informed of events in real time, there are a lot of ways to get them sent to us in an unintrusive fashion.

    by the way, there is STILL no way (natively, i know you can hack it) to email something to someone with a single click in windows without it going to window's wretched outlook. this is funny and ironic because windows is now pushing email in a single interface as a feature. it is more efficient now to check your email with an ipod touch 1st gen, or with thunderbird, than trying to check multiple addresses natively on windows.
  5. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    I agree Guest, windows 8 is definitely not garnered to the power user. I see it as a tablet interface on a PC, which is NOT useful/creative/inventive. It's a cash grab for M$m. Remember in the new tron movie?
    [Big Shareholder Guy] What's the difference between this OS 9 and OS 8 ?
    [Programmer D-bag] This one has a 9 on the box!
  6. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 168

    Yeah, I agree too. The more I hear about how "great" Windows 8 is going to be, the less thrilled I get. It seems as though Microsoft is gaming for the "other 10%" of computer users. Give me a break.

    MS has been creating terrible OSs for the last 25 years. Why change now? At least we have all gotten used to the quirks in Windows. Now we're just gonna have to learn a bunch of NEW quirks. Well, I for one am going to hang on to my copy of Windows 7 for as long as I can.

  7. But in the end... they all went out and handed over their cash.
  8. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 168

    Your point is...?
  9. That you have no clue.

    "MS has been creating terrible OSs for the last 25 years"

    This was enough to discredit anything you ever say on this forum.


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