Rumor: Windows 8 to have two user interfaces

red1776

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You people that want to 'abolish' my computer because it's not 64 bit can just kiss my backside.
I consider myself an 'enthusiast', I know quite a few enthusiasts, I don't know anyone who wants to "abolish" your computer....except a few of the fellas in the black helicopter, but...they're kind of weird...ya know how they are.
 
"it will be 32-bit and 64-bit. That is a huge disappointment, we seriously hope this is incorrect."
Why is it a disappointment?
 
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Okay, lets consider the 3d desktop idea. If you took something like a gamescape from COD and made it interactive. An ammo magazine would hold all your utility programs for instance. You would left click and drag the magazine into the "hot spot" on the screen. right click and get the program list and then left click again to launch. you would have a "map" screen that shows what is open and running. you could drag and drop into and out of the "map". you could also have status screens for background tasks, system performance etc. That would need a pretty good 3d video card to run well. If that is the kind of 3d concept, where running the computer is more interactive, is what they are after, then I say go for it. Back in the old redhat days I didn't like using a command line interface but I did. I LIKE a computer that looks cool. Fedora is so fine! rather than a black screen with a blinking cursor. If it takes 2/3 of the computer's processing power and video capability just to run the desktop then fine! We are so far ahead of the processing power curve that if you are an "average" user your PC is probably 10 times more than you actually need. Power users, like people who frequent these websites or hardcore gamers, are a low percentage of the computer users worldwide so they can't expect BigM to cater to them. I have Vista Ultimate 64. I hacked and slashed until I got it to work like I wanted it to and it IS the fastest Windows I have ever used. I just have to have a 3+ Ghz multi core processor and lots of ram to make it fast. I also have to have a 3d video card (of low power, HD 4670) to make the Aero work well. I guess my point is that the overhead we pay for will cost less and less as we get faster storage, more efficient multi core processors that run on 50 watts etc WE are heading for the virtual reality PC boys so don't whine too much, this is just a bump in the road...
 
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However, some people may not have 64 bit hardware. Microsoft wouldn't want to cut off 20% of new computers and every pre-2006 (approx) computer.