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Windows 8. Looks kind of familiar....

Michael Brown   March 7 2012 09:48:42 PM
In case it might have escaped your attention, the beta Consumer Preview of Windows 8 (a.k.a. Microsoft's Suicide Note) arrived last week.  If you're not a fan of Microsoft or its products then you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.  Yes, It's that bad.

I'm going to start with the Metro Start Screen, which replaces Start Menu; yep, the latter's gone completely.  There's no registry hack to put it back either.  It's entirely inappropriate for what it tries to do, and it's rammed down your throat to an extent that's impossible to escape from.

When you first open the Start Screen, it looks something like this.  (I had moved a few things around, so yours won't look exactly like this.)
Windows 8 default start screen


This is how it looks after I'd pinned some useful, Desktop apps to the Start Screen.
Windows 8 start screen with some apps on it


When I looked at the screen above for a short time, I couldn't help feeling that it looks kinda familiar.....

Lotus Notes Workspace
 
Comments

1Harald Gaerttner  03/07/2012 4:50:56 AM  Windows 8. Looks kind of familiar....

OMG, I see an new patent war coming ;-)

2Lars Olufsen  03/07/2012 5:36:23 AM  Windows 8. Looks kind of familiar....

Just goes to show, that while Microsoft has been preaching that 'Notes is dead' for a long time, the truth is, that Notes is way ahead of anything Microsoft has been brewing! But apparently, they were slowly getting the Ray Ozzie philosophy!!

3Mike  03/07/2012 9:54:24 AM  Windows 8. Looks kind of familiar....

As the old saying goes .. "Everything old is new again".

4Mark  03/07/2012 1:52:13 PM  Windows 8. Looks kind of familiar....

That is funny..

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