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Microsoft works on Windows 8 boot UI

by Navin Maini on 21 September 2011, 12:59

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Windows 8

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Microsoft has got back into the swing of Windows 8 blog posts, by expanding on its commitment to delivering faster boot times.

Describing its efforts to bring the PC boot user experience into the 21st century, a lot of attention has seemingly been paid to providing a user experience which, in Microsoft's words, is seamless, beautiful and 'of consumer electronics quality.'

Inspiration has been drawn from the fact that Microsoft is aiming for Windows 8 to the OS of choice for touch-devices, meaning that it wants the boot experience to be designed for touch, whilst being equally palatable for mouse and keyboard use. Whilst support for BIOS-based systems will naturally be retained, it's said that systems using a UEFI BIOS will deliver a richer experience.

 

 

You can see an example of the new UI that Microsoft is working on, and it's added that advanced functionality will also be thrown into the pot - allowing users to choose between OSes (in dual-boot configurations), perform troubleshooting (such as System Restore), and booting to a specified device from within the improved UI.

 

 

If that wasn't enough, the BSOD has also received a makeover, as seen above.



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You couldnt make it up.

Windows 8 with upgraded BSOD.

Great selling point.
I really don't like the new flat, boring look of the new GUI from what I've seen. A PC isn't a mobile phone! I want cool 3D effects and lots of glitz and glamour! Why has it gone so boring! PC's are more powerful than ever yet Windows is dumbing down!
I actually love it, it's a frame for the content and they've designed it that way. BSOD makes me chuckle though, why not go RSOD!! :)

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I really don't like the new flat, boring look of the new GUI from what I've seen. A PC isn't a mobile phone! I want cool 3D effects and lots of glitz and glamour! Why has it gone so boring! PC's are more powerful than ever yet Windows is dumbing down!


All that glitters is not gold.
I'm all for making things simpler and with less bling. As I get older I want things more easy to use. Gone are my days of fiddling with dos just to get an extra 10k of memory. :shaun: