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Re: Windows 8

Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:22 pm

Microsoft has made much of its Metro style interface that follows International Typographic Style, a clean, word-based system that mimics direction signs seen in public transportation stations. It is supposed to be easy to read and in combination with “live tiles” – rectangles that can slide and be pressed to call up applications via Winows 8’s touchscreen capabilities – make navigating the operating system faster.

The interface in general is styled after the one Microsoft designed for its Windows Phone 7 and together they indicate a move toward a unified look and feel across all Microsoft-based devices. With touchscreen support in Windows 8, the operating system is well suited for tablets, and in fact Microsoft has a whole separate version of the OS for tablets using ARM processors called Windows on ARM or WOA.

The beta version of Windows 8, called Windows 8 Consumer Preview, is scheduled to be released Feb. 29 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Re: Windows 8

Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:25 pm

(Sung to the song of "This is the song that never ends)

This is the topic that never ends

Yes it comes back and back again!

Some people started a new thread

Not checking the forum first

And admins will continuing closing them

Forever just because...

This is the topic that never ends

Thread closed! (search the forum)
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Re: Windows 8

Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:27 pm

We are aware of this, It will likely not run on the raspi. (AFAICT there are only a couple of ARM chips it's going to be able to run on.)

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Re: Windows 8

Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:27 pm

Windows 8 has been discussed in the general forum and its not going to happen on the Pi for various reasons.  Have a look at the (locked) Win 8 topic there.

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Re: Windows 8

Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:29 pm

@ Abishur:

Can you say "Ton of bricks"?

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