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  Reply # 1144840 1-Oct-2014 14:31
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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

Hmm, clarifying that Windows 9 is not a service pack, and not denying that there is a Windows 9. Hmm... wink

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  Reply # 1144883 1-Oct-2014 14:58
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networkn: I heard somewhere that W8 users would get W9 free. That would be some kind of awesome for MS to do!

It would be one way for MS to acknowledge they didn't get Windows 8 "quite right" and help people "forget".




I had read that too. They certainly don't want to leave windows 8 users stranded without a start menu, and to retrofit it into windows 8 would be more work than only doing it once in windows 10. Basically most of the UI improvements to windows 10 are things I previous said should have been in windows 8, as the touch screen metro interface  is hopeless on a desktop with a mouse. You can get used to it but productivity wise it isn't good.  At the very least an upgrade from 8 to 10 should be less than $50. 

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  Reply # 1144914 1-Oct-2014 15:57
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nathan:
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
You have Windows 10? Already? I see no reason why they would give us something stupidly buggy but it will be interesting to see what driver support is like for some of my more random hardware. 

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  Reply # 1144966 1-Oct-2014 17:31
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Probably not a surprise given my job and employer

The expectation is if it works on Win7, it works on Win8, it works on Win10

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  Reply # 1144967 1-Oct-2014 17:32
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Behodar:
nathan:
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

Hmm, clarifying that Windows 9 is not a service pack, and not denying that there is a Windows 9. Hmm... wink


There is no such thing called Windows 9 :)

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  Reply # 1144968 1-Oct-2014 17:34
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nathan: There is no such thing called Windows 9 :)

Heheh, I was just teasing :)

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  Reply # 1144985 1-Oct-2014 17:39
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Just.like when Word went from Word 2 to v6

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  Reply # 1144986 1-Oct-2014 17:40
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Access went from 2 to 7, if I recall correctly!

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  Reply # 1144989 1-Oct-2014 17:44
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nathan: Just.like when Word went from Word 2 to v6


This was because one of their major competitors at the time was WordPerfect 5.1

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  Reply # 1144996 1-Oct-2014 18:04
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Right, and Chrome is v37 because people like to see version number increases in their browsers?

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  Reply # 1145019 1-Oct-2014 18:37
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nathan: Right, and Chrome is v37 because people like to see version number increases in their browsers?


If you must know: http://www.chromium.org/developers/version-numbers

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Naturally the day after doing my first Windows 8.1 install at home (new mobo necessitated the change), I would wake to news that MS is announcing Windows 10.




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  Reply # 1145050 1-Oct-2014 18:54
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NZtechfreak: Naturally the day after doing my first Windows 8.1 install at home (new mobo necessitated the change), I would wake to news that MS is announcing Windows 10.


Would not really change much since release won't be till sometime 2015.

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  Reply # 1145058 1-Oct-2014 19:15
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NZtechfreak: Naturally the day after doing my first Windows 8.1 install at home (new mobo necessitated the change), I would wake to news that MS is announcing Windows 10.


Err it was announced weeks ago that it was being announced today...




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  Reply # 1145065 1-Oct-2014 19:26
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mentalinc:
NZtechfreak: Naturally the day after doing my first Windows 8.1 install at home (new mobo necessitated the change), I would wake to news that MS is announcing Windows 10.


Err it was announced weeks ago that it was being announced today...


Well to be fair unless you followed in the circles you wouldn't necessarily know.

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