So do they fix all the issues? I have read it is a complete redesign. Different code setup, a 100% redesign.
Born a Nebraskan, raised a Nebraskan, will die a Nebraskan!! Go Big Red!
Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing. After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and led a band of people in revolt. He too was killed, and all his followers were scattered. Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” - Gamalie the Pharisee - Addressing the Sanhedrin regarding the new group called Christians
"I support collecting more in taxes from people with high incomes who choose to actually pay taxes at lower tax rates than use lawyers and accountants to avoid taxes at higher tax rates," he wrote. "Some tax revenues at low tax rates is a heckuva lot better than no tax revenues at high tax rates." - Art Laffer (on 999 plan)
Can't say how I know this but Window 8 network stack is still based off of work they did in win95. Windows 8 is about moving developer towards Metro...it is a transitional OS as will be Window 9. The next worth while OS from MS will be Windows 10 which will probably not be called Windows and if they can get there.
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill
To provide unity between the desktop and tablet spaces, Apple takes the same underlying codebase of OSX (specifically the Darwin kernel and its associated interfaces) and projects a different user experience on top. Mac OS uses Cocoa and looks like a traditional desktop OS, and iOS uses Cocoa Touch looks like a portable OS. But underneath it's the same programming language, the same set of APIs. The user interface is appropriate for the platform it is on.
Microsoft is doing the same thing as Apple, except they're using the same interface for both the desktop and mobile iterations of Windows 8. I have used several preview versions of Windows 8 on a spare PC in the living room and have found the translation of a UI optimized for touch to be inefficient and clunky on the desktop.
It's a change you can't bypass (http://www.smartcompany.com.au/infor...-pipeline.html) and one that frankly doesn't make using Windows any better, especially in corporate environments, given the amount of time it will take to retrain users. The way we use Windows now is being demoted to a second-class environment in favor of this new world order - not because it solves any particular problem people were having, but rather because it's progress. If this sounds at all familiar, it's because we went through the same thing with Vista five years ago.
Launched in 2007, Windows Vista was not adopted by most organisations in part because it didn't add enough new value or cure pain that end users cared about. Windows XP (its predecessor) was considered to be a much stronger release that solved both IT operational pain and pain for end users while delivering better reliability and new features that they valued.
Microsoft published data gleaned from usage telemetry demonstrating that the Start Menu and Windows Explorer has waned in importance over the years, but after using several different iterations of the community preview I'm convinced they're solving this problem entirely the wrong way.
Not 100% a redesign - under the hood the file system and driver model are staying more or less the same. Microsoft is offloading more of the user interface onto graphics hardware to produce an overall faster-feeling experience as compared to Windows 7. Anyone running Windows 7 now will be able to run Windows 8.