- Nov 11, 2009
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Yeah looks like the "metro-fication" was only skin deep .... Sigh was expecting for a total revamp, even of the office suite. Looks like they have to keep the enterprise folk happy with the status quo and drop the ball on innovation...Video looks cool.........but the File Explorer looks like Windows 7.......so is this actually Windows 7.1 with Improved, Smoother Graphics?
It was made abundantly clear in the Q&A that this isn't the case; the Metro UI and classic Windows UI aren't layers, they co-exist in the UI, and it goes so far as to be able to split the screen and run metro/metro or metro/class side-by-side.You will still be able to run legacy applications, but it seems like this will have to be done in some kind of virtual machine environment running an updated version of Windows 7. This can be compared to how DOS (command promt) can still be run in Windows.
It was demo'ed running classic windows apps on an Atom.It is unlikely that the classic Windows environment will be able to run on tablet PCs and in-vehicle-infotainment systems due to the high system requirements
It is clear, the exact quote from the MS lady demo'ing it was: "Larsen-Green: You can’t turn the desktop off. You can choose never to go there…but it’s always there."It is not yet clear whether the classic Windows environment will be included in all versions of Windows 8 by default, or if it will be a separate additional feature.
Again, photoshop was an example used in the win8 reveal why the 2 UIs are needed - the Metro UI isn't geared toward content creation. There are no VM's involved, I'm not sure where the author pulled that idea from.it’s difficult to imagine Photoshop or Excel running in a Windows 8 environment without having to resort to the classic Windows desktop. Perhaps these features are yet to be revealed, or perhaps they are going to resort to running a virtual machine for content creation applications.
If you watched the video carefully you would have noticed both worlds (mobile interface and classic desktop) will be available via one OS (Win8). Powerfull indeed.I think there's going to be different interfaces for different devices. Desktops and laptops with the normal start menu etc and tablets with the tiles menu.
+1, Badly researched article. There is absolutely no VM's involved, what is this guy about ?I think the author pulled this article out his bum without even watching the demo videos. What a piece of junk article.