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News Windows Blue to launch in August, claims source

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 25 Feb 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Maybe an opportunity for MS to address the concerns of many, like me who just plain dislike the current funtionality of Windows 8 -but I would not put money on that happening.
     
  3. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    That's immensely irritating, especially since windows is expensive for an OS.
     
  4. Hamfunk

    Hamfunk I AM KROGAN!

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    Windows XP launched in 2001 and was replaced by Windows 7 in 2009, which was in turn replaced by Windows 8 in 2012

    Fixed that for you. Most people didn't bother with Vista and those that did, wished they hadn't. Myself included in the latter category. :wallbash:

    Edit: I also don't plan to upgrade from Win7 anytime soon.
     
  5. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    I wouldn't count on that either, I'll upgrade to the next version of windows which offers tangible improvements or the first version to drop metro :D
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Nevertheless, Windows Vista was the official replacement for Windows XP.
     
  7. Guest-23315

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    I don't know why people hate on Vista so much... I thought it was pretty damn good to be honest.. Well, better than XP Pro x64..

    i'm still on 7 because I honestly see zero reason to upgrade to 8.
     
  8. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    If they want to compete on the annual release front, they'll have to reduce the price accordingly too. Apple can get away with it partially down to how you only have to pay £25 or so, or less even. For those who like to pay for their OS, it makes it a worthwhile upgrade at that price point. If they continue with the 50-80 price, then they can't expect to face as many people willing to upgrade each year.
     
  9. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    If you put it on a computer with 2GB and singlecore CPU, then Vista had every right to be slow. On dual-core or better and 4GB or more it ran just fine. The primary issue with Vista was NVIDIA (and their crappy Vista drivers) and people trying to run it on old computers

    So you will never upgrade ? :D
     
  10. steveo_mcg

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    I stuck with Win2000 until 2006 when I had to "upgrade" to xp to get SLI to work and only just "upgraded" from XP to 8 a few months ago. I have some serious staying power! :D
     
  11. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I wonder what this rapid release cycle will do to drivers. Device and peripheral manufacturers may see this as an opportunity to cash in on drivers not being compatible between releases.
     
  12. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I'm going to stick with windows 7 for the next 7 years, unless M$ manage to mesh Metro with the desktop in a better way than it currently is.
     
  13. rollo

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    I personally think at the price point they are in dream land.

    If windows 8 cost £35-£40 and these updates where £20-£25 each then they may get upgraders.

    If they try charging £80 for windows blue it will be the lowest selling OS of all time.

    Vista was fine people moan about it all the time but strictly speaking if you ran it on a modern computer it was a flawless OS with a few niggles. Nvidia drivers were awful but besides that most other items ran without issues.

    It will be years before i upgrade from windows 7 they will need to give me a reason to ugprade that is yet to really be seen.
     
  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Okay, seriously now people. I'd like to propose a new workflow: click on article -> read article -> comment on article. I feel this would be a distinct improvement on the current workflow of: click on article -> comment on article. Especially when said article says this:
    Just a suggestion, like.
     
  15. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Gareth, I think your on the wrong track here. Since the early days of the internet the accepted workflow has been read headline -> comment. The problem is we're all to polite to respond with the accepted nae expected RTFA NOOB!

    Correct accepted workflow should go:
    read headline -> comment -> take umbrage at comment -> start flame war.
     
  16. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Rumors are always that just rumors, but i have read that Window Blue may include IE11 as well.

    And maybe integrating Bing with the search charm in a better way, i wounder if Google and other search engines will take issue with this like we had with IE being packaged in previous OS's
     
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  17. rollo

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    Your the one that posts these rumours to begin with Gareth.

    And most of the rumours ive read on the internet suggest a high price point and it wont be included for free.

    Im surprised we have not started to see all of apples rumours posted like another site has recently started doing, Its not real news just space fillers.
     
  18. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    so hes posting other peoples rumours sweet.

    Does that not make it worse lol?
     
  20. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    No worse than trying to debate one rumor with another rumor, all these rumors come from Win8china so its probably best to take them with a rather hefty pinch on salt.
     

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