Actually really concerned what's going on from the side of Microsoft in this moment.
From my own point of view from being an let's say advanced user of Windows clients, started to learn myself using XP in the beginning of last decade and now headed over to Windows 7, spent several of hours together with other users during the last years.
I must say, I have a serious feeling people haven't really realized yet what's happening.
If visiting the B8 blog it's also developers that shares the same wondering's in what kind of impact this new plans and challenges may bring both productivity from this OS as well the impact this going to have for all kind of software producers around the world.
If then also include the impact this may have for other fields of business and use, it starting to look scary. I mean we shall not forget that basically a whole world out there depends on these desktop solutions where people using keyboard and mice and many times multiple bigger screens. Most of these screens doesn't support touch beyond they often in the size above the size of a laptop. We only have to walk out in the society visit different places and that's how the majority of companies, banking, schools, etc are based upon today. I mean it's easy to download a copy of Windows 8 and start using it at home on my own laptop. Some people will probably start enjoying the new OS in a perspective like that. But how many of these users has in the same time the knowledge in replace their laptop in working with this OS in a completely different environment?
That's one of the problems here with Windows 8, it hasn't been tested enough in the real world out there in the right action on traditional computers. I know from this point that there are also a different dimension here in the discussion pending if we see it from Microsoft's point of view as a company in both the way they acted from before and where they want this time (Metro WinRT) and also the perspective from a users point of view which I believe are still left behind in many individual cases where people still believe Microsoft giving us what we need always. Time changes because now it's different I can assure you that. What's happen for instance when a company one day realize people doesn't buying that much of products from them as before. Besides the first lifestyle they created and sent out in the wide world can't be made once again as it now already there (Internet), that's a complete kit they can't invent over and over again.
What I've seen here occur ever since Windows 7 came out is something of an reverse behavior where many products get's blocked from further upgrades (can be seen with released web browsers, virtual software packets & so on) Or where also the hardware itself are used in stimulate users to upgrading their computers in get advantage of new products. In regards to hardware I don't mean all situations doesn't need a upgrade but there are signs right now this is used in a excessive way in trick people to buy more.
Everyone remember XP mode when it came right after Windows 7 was released. In the start it couldn't be used if users didn't had virtual support for running it in the CPU, soon afterwords they just changed it (by lot of complaints from users). In Windows 8 it now happened again for users who running the preview in a virtual environment (VM).
Much of the new mission which can be seen working from the point they have to destroy what they created and released in get new products out on the market. This is something new that never really existed before. You heard it I believe in name of get rid of XP. I'm sure there will be many more features and products that going to face the same pattern every time something new they want to sell. What does it really mean for a user or for all these companies and organizations out there? We don't any longer buying these products by our own needs or that we feeling curious in follow the stream of development forward. Instead we starting to become dependent of these innovations so we must listen to companies like Microsoft in following their architecture and philosophy as a multinational company that wants to having it's economical engine running on full speed.
To return to the subject, It's not only about the Metro Start Screen and Tablet's or great interest in the mobile market of phones. Which they want us to believe are created for our best and good as many seems to believe.
This game are nothing else than a tactical movement in rule the world in dominance and gain more profits together with more power in fight everything else down.
That's why they don't want accepting users feedback in give an option in change the whole packet back to where it was before (Startmenu), or implement a choice for turn Metro Off in all these discussions on their blog.
Without Metro & WinRT the majority of the project will be a failure were they going to lose 30% in value of every sold App in the Metro App Store. Further on they can't keep the same grip on the market. As well is interests like Facebook and equal social media companies involved as everyone can see in the preview. For these interests it's one of the best opportunities for advertisements they can get in attract new audience of users right infront of our eyes every time a user starting up the computer or other device which is used. Isn't that what is called BLOAT just asking:)
Like I see it, you right Debra, this time it's not much talk about how to bring the IT technology forward for all users. It's more of selling it and let it sound good in a very sharp minded way. That's talks against everything what all these communities working for where we trying to learn and inform people how to using it and the whole human idea behind all this in bring communication forward, in bring developing forward, in bring societies and countries forward in development. This time it is all about Microsoft itself and the big ego of arrogance and controlling the users opinions as well what they do.
A new head office for trace users behavior on it's way:
Codenamed "Social Analytics" Services ???Project Vancouver???
Privacy statement http://bink.nu/news/microsoft-codenamed-quot-social-analytics-quot-services.aspx Like it wasn't enough with Google and the others.
Heard also of a new office in Mexico recently for developments of new Apps.
Microsoft bought Skype, now having big interests in Nokia, don't know what happened with Yahoo but they tried take that as well. What does all this mean? Yes controlling the world in simple terms and their users. During the last two years we also in Europe shared a lot of news of new invented regulations in the subject of having control, collecting of data etc on the level from authorities and new created laws, some of this ideas can be tracked back to interests in united states multinational companies in media etc why shouldn't Microsoft having interests there as well.
The fact a single human are quite small in discussion in this interests and this big money that are involved is more easy to see if check next link in Microsoft's efforts in spreading their opinions among 7 millions students in India, just imagine how much this going to mean for Microsoft in a few years in both income and people that keep on spreading their advertisements all over the globe http://techrights.org/2011/10/12/sai-manish-on-tamil-nadu/
An eyewitness story, very interesting to read.
In question of last composed post on B8 blog in regards to the new Task Manager please go ahead check out further information and how it's created in force users over to Metro.
Don't be surprised if the Task Manager can't be used if the Metro interface is blocked in case a user want to run only Windows 7 style without Metro Start screen.
It's easy to find this out by installing a Start screen switcher like this gadget inside the preview http://windows8startmenu.codeplex.com/
What can be seen is that the new developed Task Manager is useless if not accepting Metro Start screen. What you get if calling up Task manager when running the classic desktop, it's basically the old untouched version of Task Manager the same as in Windows 7. This is nothing Microsoft has informed their users!
Some info: 1. taskmgr.exe known from Windows 7, this one will be used if Metro interface is locked down. 2. The new version of Windows Task Manager, TM.exe, note, will only be reachable if Metro stays open, otherwise locked down. In the latter one you find the features like 'suspended mode', highlighted 'heat maps' and everything else they been telling about. More news: http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2011/10/13/steven-sinofsky-accidentally-discovers-mac-os-x-through-extensive-research/
Recommending everyone that still haven't tested Windows 8 in doing it and bring Microsoft your Feedback to Steven and his teams in what you think.
Heard people saying that this is only one preview (don't worry) OK sure it is, but there are more things behind that explains this is how it will look like in the big picture as soon it's finished as well the direction they have taken? Meaning if you want to see changes it's now you have to act and tell your point of view and say what you think.
If waiting it might be too late.
The Developer preview can be downloaded from following page (burn the iso on a DVD and install the OS in a dualboot, that's the most easy way in try it out)
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