Microsoft released a Windows 8 Developer preview

… And I’m trying to get it working in a Virtual Machine.

From what I can see in Windows 8, it is extremly touch oriented, and, well, sliding the first screen up to log in doesn’t seem very user friendly when you’re using a mouse.

Apparently Microsoft, and Apple are wanting the Desktop/Laptop/Netbook/Every other machine with an external mouse to go the way of the dodo, as all of their new systems (Windows 8, Windows Phone 7, iOS, Mac OS X Lion) are bringing a lot of features that only work well with a touch screen.  I can see that working with tablets, but Desktops… not so much.

I’ll keep you posted on what I think of Windows 8, it is definatly a HUGE change, and it is also fairly unstable, although the unstable part is understandable, due to what they’re trying to do.  Whatever that is. 🙂

Have a good day 🙂

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