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Windows 9 Preview screenshots Shows Start Menu and notification screen

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. PhazeDelta1

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    That start menu looks horrible. I hope Microsoft gives users the option to disable it and use the start screen.
     
  3. Reddoguk

    Reddoguk Ancient Guru

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    Yuck that looks so fugly.
     
  4. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    They're trying way too hard to be creative. Go with what isn't broke and improve it, jeez.
     

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    still looks too fisher price for my liking. microsoft should have never dropped aero glass.
     
  6. Denial

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    I find this amusing only because most modern design including iOS7/8 and Android's Material borrow a ton of ideas from Modern/Metro design by Microsoft. Pretty much the entire industry is moving towards the flat look.

    They basically set the trend for anti-skeuomorphism and I'm glad they did. I personally find Aero to be hideous, looks like something from the 70's. I prefer the flat design principles. Material is by far the best looking so far but then Matias Duarte is pretty damn smart.
     
  7. ScoobyDooby

    ScoobyDooby Ancient Guru

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    At least now it has the start menu back.. I plan on rainmetering the $hit out of windows 9 and customizing the look of it anyway. This will be the OS I upgrade to. Glad I never spent any money on 8
     
  8. Yecnot

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    The new start menu looks good.
     
  9. bigfutus

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    I don't care how it looks, just how good it is. I will upgrade from 7 to 9, so no hard feelings for wasting money on 8 for me. Yay.
     
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    Except 8.1 was a free upgrade from 8, and 9 will be a free upgrade from 8.1, so.....
     

  11. RavenMaster

    RavenMaster Maha Guru

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    It still has the fugly Duplo tiles of Windows 8 tacked needlessly onto the side. I will download the Windows 9 preview OS and see how it goes but I'm not expecting anything better than what Win7 has to offer.
     
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    Wow virtual desktops, notifications and an app store. what next? Tabs added to the standard explorer and call it Linux?
     
  13. Denial

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    The titles are the best part, especially now that you can interact with them that's even better.
     
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    Bought my 2x Win 8 licences for £25 each at launch and despite initially throwing my toys out the pram because I wasn't used to the new OS, I eventually picked them up 2 days later and have been happy since.

    People still crying over the Start menu 2 years on :D:D
     
  15. David Lake

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    Its too flat and pointy it looks like it could give me a paper cut.
     

  16. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    I'm pretty sure 9 will be a full release and not a upgrade, I could be wrong though but I do doubt it'll be free though a upgrade version at a reduced price might be possible via the Windows Store.
     
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    Fairly sure I read that it would be free to 8.1 owners, I`ll see if I can find the article

    EDIT - Actually I might have it the wrong way around, could be a free upgrade to XP, Vista and 7 users to convince them to upgrade
    http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/08/04/windows-9-rumored-as-free-upgrade.aspx
     
  18. -Tj-

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    Agree, from what I saw once it will be optional and you can use old win8.1 type metro too.



    I will stick with old look, well that's if we get a free upgrade from 8.1 to 9 like they initially said. :nerd:
     
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    Ok, I guess I simply quote the comment I posted in another discussion of the forum:

     
  20. Prince Valiant

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    A free upgrade would be tempting, though I like my current setup of 7 (themed to look like Vista).
     
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