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Talking Windows 8 - 06-02-2011, 09:58 AM

Sorry Thinix and Touchsmart, Windows 8 comes with a new touch layer. And it's amazing.

I thought this would be too powerful for our 'duos, but apparently the demo machine had an atom processor, and on the desk next to it, there was a Dell 'duo!

Here's a video of the UI:
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Default 06-03-2011, 12:51 AM

Wow! That looks like it might be kinda cool. I wonder when it'll be available, even a beta version would be fun to play with.
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Default 06-05-2011, 02:15 AM

that looks way cool wonder when we will get a chance to play with it
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Default 06-07-2011, 12:32 AM

if you can customize the new home app thing im all for it not a hug e fan of the windows phone 7 look but every thing else look awesome
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Default 06-16-2011, 08:56 AM

This would solve all the issues of the Duo that the big reviewers had!

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Default 06-16-2011, 07:43 PM

Hey Guys, figured i'd show you this, if you havn't seen it yet.

Just tried it today, about a couple hours of tweaking and I got this as my main display. I dock it, and it looks pretty nice on my desk showing the live tiles.

Try it out, worked fine for me, with the included link.

Gonna tweak it out some more, see what i like, works really well on the duo

Link to download - Get Windows 8 Tablet UI in Windows 7 using “Omnimo 4″ | Windows 8 Beta

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Default 06-17-2011, 08:38 AM

Originally Posted by Dunhamzzz View Post
This would solve all the issues of the Duo that the big reviewers had!
except for the battery life...
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Default 06-20-2011, 08:16 PM

Originally Posted by friedje View Post
except for the battery life...
On the contrary, most netbooks that have allot of battery life are either quite heavy or severely underpowered. At ~ 4:30 of life, I feel the duo does a great job balancing such factors.

The reviewers I feel forget to take such factors into account while still keeping a reasonable pricetag.

ON another note: Rainmeter is still around! Cool.

I remember using it on my first netbook. Great product, a little on the Power Drainer side though if you have constant animations running.

(an old netbook screenshot - rainmeter is on the right)

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... I give up... :/

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