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  Reply # 1144729 1-Oct-2014 11:40
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personally i rather pay $30 or so a year for updates than forking out a couple hundred every 5 years or so for a new OS.  so i welcome the change.  

but please no silly code names... i can never remember which version is which for OSX or android, just 10.1, 10.2 etc so much easier.

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  Reply # 1144731 1-Oct-2014 11:46
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timmmay: Can anyone run the developer preview? Do you need an MSDN subscription or similar? A friend of mine has a failing XP machine which is fast enough (Q6600 4GB RAM), I might throw this on a spare disk I have for him if it's allowed.


its not a developer preview, but it is for technical people

it will be available tomorrow

http://preview.windows.com

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Disrespective: Yeah, i'm really pleased that they are using an open development preview. It should hopefully give the users an OS which they actually want rather than something someone else thinks they want. We will see, of course. 

Interesting that they chose to jump to v10. 9 is considered unlucky in Japan so perhaps that has something to do with it... or maybe it just got eaten...

I'm tempted to throw this on a machine and see what's what but might hold off to see how stable it is first as it would still need to be somewhat usable for me. I wonder if the preview will have media center capabilities out of the box?


Its already stable enough to be my main machine

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  Reply # 1144734 1-Oct-2014 11:48
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macuser: I think Windows 9 will actually be a service pack for Windows 8, like 8.1


its not a service pack, we don't do service packs any more

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  Reply # 1144735 1-Oct-2014 11:49
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nathan:
timmmay: Can anyone run the developer preview? Do you need an MSDN subscription or similar? A friend of mine has a failing XP machine which is fast enough (Q6600 4GB RAM), I might throw this on a spare disk I have for him if it's allowed.


its not a developer preview, but it is for technical people

it will be available tomorrow

http://preview.windows.com


Cool, thanks. I bet it'll be more stable than his old XP install, so worth a shot.




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reven: personally i rather pay $30 or so a year for updates than forking out a couple hundred every 5 years or so for a new OS.  so i welcome the change.  

but please no silly code names... i can never remember which version is which for OSX or android, just 10.1, 10.2 etc so much easier.


Android releases are in alphabetical order. Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, Kitkat... you get the picture :)




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Demeter:
reven: personally i rather pay $30 or so a year for updates than forking out a couple hundred every 5 years or so for a new OS.  so i welcome the change.  

but please no silly code names... i can never remember which version is which for OSX or android, just 10.1, 10.2 etc so much easier.


Android releases are in alphabetical order. Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, Kitkat... you get the picture :)


LOL I have been using Android from day dot and never knew that :) 


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Demeter:
reven: personally i rather pay $30 or so a year for updates than forking out a couple hundred every 5 years or so for a new OS.  so i welcome the change.  

but please no silly code names... i can never remember which version is which for OSX or android, just 10.1, 10.2 etc so much easier.


Android releases are in alphabetical order. Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, Kitkat... you get the picture :)


sure, but when they release 4.3, 4.4, 4.41, 4.42, those names start getting confusing, and you think what version number was ICS????? 

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reven:
Demeter:
reven: personally i rather pay $30 or so a year for updates than forking out a couple hundred every 5 years or so for a new OS.  so i welcome the change.  

but please no silly code names... i can never remember which version is which for OSX or android, just 10.1, 10.2 etc so much easier.


Android releases are in alphabetical order. Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, Kitkat... you get the picture :)


sure, but when they release 4.3, 4.4, 4.41, 4.42, those names start getting confusing, and you think what version number was ICS????? 


And they used the name Jellybean for 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3..

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I do understand why people get so hung up on the names of releases etc, the most most important is what it is and does it work, the name is meaningless. The version release number has some importance in version control and release management.




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KiwiNZ: I do understand why people get so hung up on the names of releases etc, the most most important is what it is and does it work, the name is meaningless. The version release number has some importance in version control and release management.


Try tell that to the hipsters. :p

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I hope it works.

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reven: finally, finally adding multiple desktops!  ive been waiting for that for ages... makes working on a laptop so much easier.


For me even more important: CTRL + V into the command shell! Been waiting for this since for ever (:



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  Reply # 1144820 1-Oct-2014 13:38
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I wonder what time the preview will be available, perhaps as soon as tonight for us Kiwis?

 

 

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Yabanize:
reven:
Demeter:
reven: personally i rather pay $30 or so a year for updates than forking out a couple hundred every 5 years or so for a new OS.  so i welcome the change.  

but please no silly code names... i can never remember which version is which for OSX or android, just 10.1, 10.2 etc so much easier.


Android releases are in alphabetical order. Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, Kitkat... you get the picture :)


sure, but when they release 4.3, 4.4, 4.41, 4.42, those names start getting confusing, and you think what version number was ICS????? 


And they used the name Jellybean for 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3..


Yeah...so much for semantic versioning.... undecided but hey, who cares - they name them after sweet treats!!!! lol

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