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25 Mar 2012   #51
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

It was announced today that MS is going to start absorbing a company called Hadoop (No, it isn't a joke) into their cloud system. Hadoop provides services for companies such as Twitter that require massive volumes of bytes for their cloud services. In other words, MS expects their cloud services to be extremely successful.

You're already using the cloud if you're using Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, or Wikipedia. You download a program to get you on, but the program itself is not on your computer. The company can update any time they want, without your permission. This gives them better security. Most cloud services are free, but MS is looking forward to selling theirs.

Windows 8 will have cloud connections. Expect Windows 9 to have a lot more.
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25 Mar 2012   #52
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Yeahh I've deen Microsoft's cloud. I checked out office live, and it had a scheduled one-hour shutdown in a few moments. Not bein able to access or work on your documents at all when you need them most is not going to fly.
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30 Mar 2012   #53
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

MS has filed a patent for a system that will boot up your computer from the cloud. No, I don't believe that Win 9 will include that. And I doubt that we'll be using computers that are 100% cloud. But I am certain that cloud computing, which is already here, will steadily grow in importance.

I can't help thinking that this would make itmore difficult for a virus to keep you from booting up your computer.

Beyond Windows 8: Patent Hints To A Future Streaming OS | ConceivablyTech
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30 Mar 2012   #54
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Depending on how this works, this would be great for enterprise use. The computers all boot from a central image with all neccisary software preinstalled, and local storage is only for files (if it isn't eliminated).

I can imagine systems with no hard drives, just the user's USB stick and 8-16 gb of ram.

In fact, providing lag is minimal, this would make perfect portable computers. Just go to the nearest kiosk and login, and you're on your own computer with all of your own files, programs, and custimizations.
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30 Mar 2012   #55
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post

I can imagine systems with no hard drives, just the user's USB stick and 8-16 gb of ram.

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I taught high school computer science on the TI 99, which had no hard drive. Storage? An ordinary cassette tape player.
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02 Apr 2012   #56
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

It's not too funny, but here is the first official Windows 9 April Fool's joke:

Breaking News from Redmond: Windows 9 will be Unix !!
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: April 01, 2012 10:17AM Redmond, WA
Home / Technology / Breaking Stories
Windows 8 Scrapped: Microsoft "switches" to Unix
By Ritchie Thompson Kernighan * April 01, 2012, 9:00am PDT
Summary: CEO Steve Ballmer orders a complete change, Engineers will work 24/7 to transform Windows and its applications to Unix.

In a surprise move last night, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ordered an immediate halt to all work on Windows 8 and related applications. He then declared the new Windows 9 must be a Unix compliant OS and ready for release by September 31, 2012. Calls to Bill Gates have gone unanswered and senior Microsoft employees have refused to comment... Associated Press

Press Release from Microsoft

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09 Apr 2012   #57
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Here's a new one. One tech writer predicts that Windows 9 will have a 32 bit version. Although no computer manufacturer anywhere in the world is manufacturing 32-bit hardware, the writer predicts that phones and tablets using 32 bits will still be around when 9 comes out.

MS has already announced that 9 will not support 32 bit, and since Win 7 & 8 support 32 bit, I doubt that MS will go out of its way for a small number of devices owned by people who generally can't afford to upgrade.
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21 Apr 2012   #58
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

An intelligent post on the Windows 8 forums. A writer predicts that the goal of MS is to have us all dependent on buying their apps in order to make our computers do what we want. He predicts that the Metro interface is only the start, and that new Windows OS's will be progressively more dependent n Metro.
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05 May 2012   #59
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

This just in! Some bright person figured out that MS support for Windows XP will end before Windows 9 is released. That means that you will not be able to buy a version of 9 that has XP installed in a virtual machine. One version of Windows 7 has that.

But I wonder: since 9 will not support 32-bit programs, will they make an edition that includes a sandboxed 32 bit version of Windows 8? Or will they sell it as an app?
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05 May 2012   #60
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
This just in! Some bright person figured out that MS support for Windows XP will end before Windows 9 is released. That means that you will not be able to buy a version of 9 that has XP installed in a virtual machine. One version of Windows 7 has that.

But I wonder: since 9 will not support 32-bit programs, will they make an edition that includes a sandboxed 32 bit version of Windows 8? Or will they sell it as an app?
I'd be surprised if it dropped Windows on Windows (64) support.

It probably run a sandboxed version of Windows 7, instead of 8.
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