Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.
man , the above images show the setup of Windows Server 2008 , they might have photo shopped it.......... this aint windows 8
You folks are just speculating, all of you. Why can't you wait for the thing to roll out and see for sure?
It looks too fake to be a hoax. However, real or hoax, you could have replaced all those pictures with "Hey Folks, installation is still as boring as ever, and the few screens of it actually running we're going to bother showing you look a whale of a lot like Server 2008." and had effectively the same actual information content. The one surprising thing on this page? There are apparently at least five people out there who thought this was worth a thumbs-up.
They have a lot of theme changing and base Window object modification to get it to un-look like Vista/Server2008. That was enough to turn me off to it already. Hope their apps dev team has done more work than their human factors and interface dev team.
Absolutely nothing worth looking at in these pics. Not much different from what I'm already used to looking at.
This is obviously Windows Server 2008 R2. I have it installed at home, plus it says RIGHT IN THE PICs.
And this is just an operating system. No doubt they want big buck$ for this and it can't even display a web page. Still there are loads of idiots out there that think this is okay. Why not use a free operating system and get your emails free? Guess there is one born every minute.
Yet another amateur attempt at a Win 8 leak. C'mon, any 12-year old could make this "leak" look good. Don't listen to this journalistic taunting.
Looks a lot like Server 2008 from the Desktop and Taskbar icons right up to ........ hold on PROPERTIES says WINDOWS 2008 SERVER!!! ARe we being taken a hand at?
Looks like the most advanced Windows yet! Does it make coffee, too? So they gave it a shiny new silver background for the setup screens, and changed the copyright date to 2011 - big deal. Oh, and they made a nifty little "don't leak this" wallpaper - my 13-year-old can do that. If this "Windows 8" thing (I assume they'll actually get around to calling it something besides "Server 2008") is supposed to be a big improvement, they've got a lot of work to do. And I'd like to assume that the next time TR "leaks" photos of a new build, they'll be more impressive. Then again, since they published these dismal photos, I'm not really getting my hopes up for the next set.
According to the images 7-11, 13 and 14, you put together some 2008 R2 images. At least, you may look at the pictures before publishing them.
According to image 13, it's installed on a machine with 512 MB RAM...........but will it run ? I suspect that someone is pulling our leg.
I like how in the picture to change the password it said 2008 server R2 on the bottom, I have heard buzz on the underground community the build isn't very stable
Looking good so far, but will it stay that way, will it function better, those are the true questions.