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Leaked: Windows 8 build 7955 video

By Emil ยท 17 replies
Apr 14, 2011
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  1. The most recent Windows 8 screenshots we've posted so far were from build 7910, but now there appear to be users who have managed to acquire build 7955. Although build 7955 has not leaked to the public, there's now a video that shows a little taste of Microsoft is working on to include in Windows 7's successor. As always, we must emphasize that this is still very early in Windows 8's development, so try not to start forming your opinion on the OS just yet.

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    And so far, I am failing to be impressed, or see any reason to buy Win8, when it comes out.
  3. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 858   +65

    Yep. The arm tablet compatibility interests me from a development perspective. That's about it so far.
  4. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +48

    Well I gave that video a good look on that web site, and to be honest here, I'm not that impressed myself with what I saw. To me it appeared like someone was sitting on a computer just testing the "user image" files on the system, picking what image he wanted for his or her little picture. Plus if that lower taskbar is going to be stock with Windows 8, forget it, I think it's darn ugly.

    So as I did when Windows 7 came out, I shall do when Windows 8 comes out, and that is "do absolutely nothing"! I am still even over a decade later, I'm still quite please with my Windows XP Professional (64bit) :)

    Simple, streamlined, rugged, powerful, durable, no distracting "eye candy", just all about business baby!

    Here you want a video, check this out, you even get Madonna singing.................."and I feel"! :)


  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    And that pretty much covers logging in and out of Windows 8.
  6. About "Windows 8 Taskbar User Picture Tile" that the video demonstrates it,
    I don"t really see the point, I mean, it doesn't offer a real gain :
    start menu -> control panel
    user icon -> my settings
    it's the same, also I set the start menu's control panel link to be a context menu, so I can access control panels directly, which I can't do with that.
    Also, I don't feel like I particularly need to see my own user picture all the time, but that's me.
  7. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    that build some how manages to appear both stripped and intuitive at the same time... it's mind-boggling really...
  8. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    No it doesn't. It looks like Windows 7 with a few gimmicks. That is all.
  9. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 838   +411

    That appears to be in a virtual machine. I don't thinks its really anything special. I mean, Windows 7 is solid and could be improved upon greatly. Microsoft's stance is push through as many OS's as possible just to make more money. There really should be a Windows Vista 6.1 and no Windows 7. There also should not be a Windows 8, it should be 7 or 7.1 or 7.5. Its not worth $100 for the upgrade.
  10. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    just like the earliest builds of 7 looked like vista with a few subtle changes? :rolleyes:
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I too am going to pass final judgement on an OS that may be up to a year or more from being released.

    Jeez, its not as if its getting released tomorrow.

    I would assume that they're keeping the same stuff that made 7 work, and are going to put new stuff on top of it, and if its that special second interface we're talking about, my guess is that's going to be finalized last.

    There are other companies developing OS's too, they knew very well that this stuff is going to be leaked as soon as it left their HQ, so I'm sure they're not laying all their cards out on the table.
  12. Zzzzzzzzz Zzzzzzzzzz...

    Oh! sorry, I only fall asleep ... Well, It's so boring!!! ... I think I'll search on YouTube the video of Windows XP with Madonna's song "Ray of Light" ... that's much more interesting!!!
  13. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +48

    I beat you to it, to see that Windows XP you-tube video, got up about 6-7 posts, you will see it there! :stickout:
  14. Only time will tell what Windows 8 will bring. I don't think that judging the OS based on its aesthetics is necessarily a smart thing to do. I'm sure there will be a myriad of back-end changes that will give IT managers a smile. But, again, only time will tell.

  15. Hey Zen, That's right, and after see it again... I'm completely convinced that there was not anything really new since then!

    So, I will continue using Windows XP for a while!

    I enjoy it, I saw there with Windows XP "you can" do it too...

    "Yes you can"
  16. Omnislip

    Omnislip TS Rookie Posts: 91

    Well, if their partners have it, it can't be too far off release...
  17. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I reckon we'll see Windows 7 Service Pack 2 long before Microsoft releases an official preview version of Windows 8.
  18. The user picture on the taskbar is like the button in Linux that I always remove. Hopefully it will be removable in Windows 8 as well.

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