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    Creating the Windows 8 user experience

    The latest Building Windows 8 Blog: Creating the Windows 8 User Experience.
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    W-8 !

    Ted, hello.

    Thanks for the URL to this article. I will be quite the OS when it goes RTM. Long read but educating. JP.

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    Very good article!

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    Ted,

    BTW, did you notice the large portion of the article that says so much of the same as we have been trying so hard to convey to people... that instead of getting one knickers in a knot over Start, can just as well, exclusively use the good ole Desktop or hybrid the 2. There are choices, YOU have choices! Start holds NO obligation nor coerces its usage. The Start is not a hindrance or impedance to anything or even necessary to anything. Ergo, Folks, calm down about Start & go discover Windows8 w/ a smile instead.

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    One thing that came across very nicely is the emphasis and acknowledgement that many UI components are not working well and not yet optimized. Of course, some people are very insistent (even some of the technical press) that Win8 will fail because they have judged it on an incomplete and unfinished UI.

    The other thing that was highlighted was the fact that MS is NOT dropping the desktop, nor is trying to make it hard to use. On the contrary, they are working to make the desktop and Metro useable together, or independently. I've dug a bit into Server 2012 and its enhancements as well. What's coming down the pipe for enterprise IT departments and business users will be nothing short of phenomenal.
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    Absolutely, Chuck. Not only have ppl been talking about something currently unfinished, ignoring that the good ole desktop is still there & w/ CHOICE to use it but, after reading & listening all over the place, I will say this... the sad & silly focusing (obsessing) over the Start screen is severely clouding everything. Windows8 is not good or bad strictly because of its Start screen.

    And, yes, not only is Server 2012 going to be a phenomenal impact but, the duo of Win8 & Server 2012 together for business use will be even more phenomenal.

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    So it's not just the 2 of us that believe this is as yet an unfinished OS and we are not yet ready to judge it's merits based on what we see now as the total of what will come in the next few months. Hmmm!

    I know I read many of the reports from CNet and to a lesser extent ZDNet with a jaundiced eye as these 2 sources do seem somewhat biased against Win 8. I know ZDNet reports Chrome as almost "A gift from God" status and discounts all other browsers. (I do not mean any disrespect to the theological individuals here).

    There are many parts of Win 8 CP that are still unfinished. Would you judge a movie as good or bad without the final scene, or a play without the final scene? Well that's what you are doing if you pre-judge Win 8 at this stage of the beta testing. If you do not like the product at this stage then that's fine, go back to your released OS and let someone else do the testing. You do not have to be the "guinea pig" for Win 8. Wait for the final version, then if you do not like it, you can lambaste MS to your hearts content. But at least at that point you will have the final, completed product.

    I have not investigated Server 2012, I do not have the time, having to work a full time job outside of my PC playtime so I will leave this to the IT specialists such as Drew or Doc Brown or DrWho. I will take there word for it.
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