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Windows 8: Betting the Farm and Throwing In Grandma, Too?

BYTE tech pros Todd Ogasawara, Larry Press and Chris Spera take a deep dive into Windows 8 and its new features.

In this BYTE Special Report, BYTE tech pros Todd Ogasawara, Chris Spera and Larry Press take a long, hard look at Microsoft's newly available Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Larry, who attended the show for BYTE, said the Microsoft refrain to attendees was "Metro, metro, metro."

While its new interface might turn off tech pros, "it will make a lot of sense to the vast majority of human beings," said Todd, who has been testing the system since it became publicly available as a pre-beta release to developers on Tuesday.

It had better make sense. Microsoft, said Chris, is betting the farm -- and throwing grandma in the back of the truck, too -- that Windows 8 will take off.

Really? If you're interested in Windows 8 and where Microsoft is headed with it, tech commentary doesn't get any juicier than this. Take a listen.

Based in Honolulu, Todd Ogasawara is a senior contributor at BYTE and a full-time IT pro in Hawaii. He covers deep IT tech for BYTE. Follow him @ToddOgasawara or email at ToddO@BYTE.com.

Based in Chicago, Chris Spera is an IT consultant and is managing editor of reviews at BYTE. Follow him @chrisspera or email at chris@BYTE.com.

Based in Los Angeles, Larry Press is a senior BYTE contributor and professor of Information Systems at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Email Larry at lpress@csudh.edu.

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