August 17, 2011, 12:02 PM —
Microsoft Windows and Windows Live president Steven Sinofsky rolled out the welcome mat for comments via a new blog called Building Windows 8. He promises Win8 "reimagines Windows for a new generation of computing devices" and more, as one would expect from a carefully crafted first post on the blog. Feel free to go to the blog, affectionately known as B8, and leave your comments. Hundreds on the Microsoft site have done so already.
All this just greases the skids for Microsoft's BUILD conference scheduled for September 13 in Anaheim (Disneyland jokes notwithstanding). The backpedaling went into hypermode when CEO Steve Ballmer first said Win8 would hit the streets in 2012. "Spokespeople" claimed the CEO misspoke (is that news?) and maybe was talking about fiscal year 2012, which sounds suspiciously like 2014 to me.
Join the fun: tell Microsoft what you think. Please do so at least semi-politely.
Wonderful! Can't wait!
Have they decided to let us know how many security flaws and bugs will be in this new version?
Anonymous Coward on theregister.co.uk
Here's what you need to change, Microsoft
The gimmicks and eye candy that began with Vista (and Office 2007) and continue to proliferate may appeal to many in the youth sector (a not insubstantial and growing market), but the svelte, even austere, persona of XP continues to appeal to a very large fraction of the market (including many younger Windows users) - and most of Enterprise.
AJAverett on pcworld.com
I don't want a phone OS on my computer
I'm pretty worried about Windows 8. If I wanted my PC to look like my phone I'd just buy a tablet. Microsoft are making a grave mistake trashing the look that people love and enjoy. Tread carefully.
Mister Monday on blogs.msdn.com
I DO NOT WANT MY PC TO LOOK LIKE A PHONE!!!! Got it?
John G on blogs.msdn.com
What generates more worthless hype over a year or more of anticipation that will leave us ultimately disappointed: Windows or presidential elections?