Coming soon Win8 beta

On January 31, 2012, in news, by

Looking ahead to Windows 8: five big questions for Microsoft | ZDNet:
“I suspect there’s a hard core of Windows fundamentalists who will never accept Metro style, or will resist it for some period of time. They’ll just have to deal with it, because I’m told the final release will not include a “classic” option with the Windows 7-style Start menu and search behavior.”

Given that I still have a person in the office that uses the Classic menu option in Office 2010 I’m wincing a bit at this.  Heck I’m having issues finding my way around Windows server 8’s new server manager, so I can only imagine what my users will be threatening me with if what I’m seeing in the Windows 8 developer preview ends up in the final version and the metro start menu is the only menu system.

If you want to check out Windows 8 – especially the upcoming consumer beta at the end of Feb and don’t have a hyperV handy, use Oracle’s virtualbox that runs it nicely.

Fasten your seatbelt.  Lots of change ahead.


One Response to Coming soon Win8 beta

  1. Joe Raby says:

    Death to MMC!!!