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Windows 7: Windows 9

29 Aug 2012   #91
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Some folks hate Windows 8 so much that they are holding on for Windows 9. But one blogger points out that it won't work. Touchscreen devices are here to stay, no matter how many people hate them. By forcing PC users to use an OS that is designed for touchscreens (but works fine with a keyboard and mouse) MS plans to make more money.

I disagree with the blogger's statement that Windows 8 is a bigger step than Windows 3 was, but it is a big step. And MS survived the protests that came with Windows 3, as users were forced to use an OS that gave them a choice between DOS and Windows. Eventually, DOS was forced out, and MS did fine.

Windows 9 dropping the touchscreen interface would be like Windows 95 gong back to DOS. It won't happen.
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29 Aug 2012   #92
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
I'm going to make another prediction.


I predict that Win 9 WILL have mouse capability, but it will be the last Windows OS to do so. Touchscreens are the wave of the future, and the mouse will be going the way of the floppy drive.
I'll switch to (choke, gasp) Apple before I let myself be locked into touch screens only! Touch screens just don't give the fine control that a mouse will. Having to constantly reach up to a screen is would be very tiring and, in my case, painful becaue of my adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulders). Touch screens are great for tablets but not for desktop applications.
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30 Aug 2012   #93
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

I hope Windows 9 version will be 7.0
Windows 8 version is 6.2
Windows 7 is 6.1
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30 Aug 2012   #94
applepie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Wow the Microsoft Staff must really like to release new versions of Windows this is very odd.
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05 Sep 2012   #95
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

On the eve of Windows 8, Windows 7 has finally, officially, this time for real, passed Windows XP as the world's most popular operating system. After an initial lunge by 7, most growth came from XP computers wearing out and people had to buy 7. Fortunately, most of them are happy with 7.

And then, along comes the surprising news that Google Chrome has almost caught up with Firefox as the world's second most popular browser. So how will this affect Windows 9?

It's safe to say that Windows 9 will be born into a world in which Win 7 is the most popular operating system, with Win 8 fighting with Apple for control of the mobile market. It will be a world in which touchscreen monitors are easily available. 9 will HAVE to be more desktop and laptop friendly; creating an office version, with a tiled interface devoted to office work, will be a big step forward.

Now that Internet Explorer is better than Firefox (It is, if you're using Windows 8), MS will have to concentrate on making a browser so far superior to its competitors that 7 and 8 users will be willing to upgrade in order to get it.

I predict: Windows 9 will have a new version of Internet Explorer, that can only work on Win 9. MS will have put so much work into it that 9 users will have the best web experiences of anyone.
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05 Sep 2012   #96
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Opinions

They are like you know what. Everybody has got one.

But what is going to drive the Redmond people, will be the sales numbers. So morons with money will have a great effect on future issues of OS software.
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05 Sep 2012   #97
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well so far im lovin' my 7 Ultimate and have no need for a Windows 8 or 9 or a Touch Display coz i just love the traditional Keyboard and Mouse and even the smoothest and most sensitive are no match when it comes to a KB and Mice my two cents.
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05 Sep 2012   #98
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I think Windows 9 will be a updated Windows 8 with more features and touch screen rubbish etc. They cannot force us to update.
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05 Sep 2012   #99
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I have an Android tablet for my shiny touchscreen and a desktop pc for keyboard and mouse work. I don't need Windows 8's touchy interface on my pc
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06 Sep 2012   #100
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Lawrence View Post
I think Windows 9 will be a updated Windows 8 with more features and touch screen rubbish etc. They cannot force us to update.
Exatly

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
I have an Android tablet for my shiny touchscreen and a desktop pc for keyboard and mouse work. I don't need Windows 8's touchy interface on my pc
Good Post!
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