September 15, 2011

Virtual Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 Developer Preview in VirtualBox. I normally use VMware, but for some reason it didn't work with VMware, so I tried installing it in VirtualBox and it worked, er, out of the box.

The setup is simple and somewhat faster than Windows 7.

I'm installing Windows 8 the minute it's released. The reason? The up arrow returns!

September 14, 2011

Windows reimagined

I watched the Windows 8 keynote streamed live from Microsoft BUILD. It was really interesting, and I could already hear my users exclaim, "Windows 8 already?! We haven't even started to use Windows 7 yet!"

In one of his motivational talks, my boss said that we should continue to improve ourselves, otherwise we wouldn't be learning from experience. If we worked on the same thing for ten years that we learned on the first year on the job, then our work experience would be just one year and not ten years. Well, in this case, my work experience would be exactly 0 years, since we keep getting new things year after year after year. I'm downloading the developer build of Windows 8 right now.