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Old 04-05-2011, 10:30 PM
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Default Peeking Into The Features Of Windows 8

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.winrumors.com/windows-8-immersive-tablet-tile-ui-and-pdf-reader-revealed/' target='_blank'>http://www.winrumors.com/windows-8-...eader-revealed/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Rafael Rivera posted a number of screenshots on Monday that reveal Microsoft&rsquo;s &ldquo;Immersive&rdquo; browser in Windows 8. Rivera speculates that the application is designed to run full screen only and that he is witnessing limitations trying to enable it on a pre-beta version of Windows 8. &ldquo;One clue to the Immersive UI, however, exists in a new Immersive version of Internet Explorer, which looks and works much like Windows Phone&rsquo;s IE Mobile, but uses the desktop IE 9 renderer,&rdquo; writes Rivera."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1302033250.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>With the release of Windows 8 slowly approaching, it looks as if the Microsoft PR engine is starting up and we're getting a better look at what Windows 8 will have to offer.&nbsp; The influence from the smartphone and tablet market is obvious; the most obvious is the Windows applicaiton store.&nbsp; Though I would argue that services like X-box live arcade, Steam and even going back in a more basic form, linux distro repositories are all ancestors of the what we now think of as an app store.&nbsp;</p><p>The quasi-unification of the user interface between smartphones, tablets and desktops is also interesting, but I worry that we might lose something in the translation.&nbsp; They are separate form factors, and what is most efficent for one is not for another.&nbsp; Must we have the same thing for everything?&nbsp; A supreme jack of all trades UI?</p>
 
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