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Windows 7: Windows 9

08 Aug 2012   #81

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

For a couple of years now, I've been saying "If you think MS is having a hard time killing off Windows XP, wait until they have to kill off Windows 7."

MS is working on both problems by offering a low-cost upgrade to 8, that will work on either XP or 7. The upgrade is to the "Pro" version, which does little more for home users, but a lot more for office users. That should help get XP out of the office.

So the question is: Will MS offer Windows 9 as a low-cost upgrade? First, they have to consider the fact that Apple upgrades are low-cost, and Android upgrades are free. Then they have to consider the expense of protecting their legacy systems; by offering a cheap upgrade, MS can desert their older OSes without alienating a lot of customers.

On the other hand, Vista, 7, and 8 will all run on each other's computers. But XP computers are generally older machines that ought to stay with XP. Eventually, MS has to come out with an OS that requires more powerful computers than what we currently have. Then an upgrade will be a bad idea, and MS can simply add the price of the new OS to the price of a new computer.
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08 Aug 2012   #82

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'm waiting for Windows ME
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08 Aug 2012   #83

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
I'm waiting for Windows ME
Joe did I read that correctly ??? Windows ME.. wow .. that's really old.
I've at least moved up to Windows 7 Premium. lol
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08 Aug 2012   #84

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
I'm waiting for Windows ME
Joe did I read that correctly ??? Windows ME.. wow .. that's really old.
I've at least moved up to Windows 7 Premium. lol
Many years ago, I installed ME.

I still feel so dirty.
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09 Aug 2012   #85

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

What? Windows 9?

Maybe, Microsoft are creating a backup for the foreseeable failure with release of Windows 8 OS (might be wrong though), but with the version number being 9, will that be the last OS with a number, and then switch to code names like Google and Apple?
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09 Aug 2012   #86

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
What? Windows 9?

Maybe, Microsoft are creating a backup for the foreseeable failure with release of Windows 8 OS (might be wrong though), but with the version number being 9, will that be the last OS with a number, and then switch to code names like Google and Apple?
I'm pretty sure Windows 9 will be even move different.

My best guess is that it will support Metro apps fine, but the core will be rejiggered enough that you require a sort of "7 Mode" in order to run most desktop apps.

On the bright side, there may be a new native development kit for desktop mode, completely rebuilt for a new secure core.
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11 Aug 2012   #87

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Finally! With Windows 8 completed, the rumor mil has returned to Windows 9. One tech site has reported that it is currently code-named "Windows Blue." It also appears that MS has made a final decision on the official name: it will be called "Windows 9."

And for the record, when you start seeing offers to sell you leaked versions of Windows 9: Various programs and sub-routines for Win 9 have already been developed. Since there is no operating system for them, they are installed and tested on Win 8. These are called "builds." Yes, there are several builds of Windows 9 already in existence at MS. No, you can't buy one, and the websites that are selling them are lying to you.
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11 Aug 2012   #88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
I'm waiting for Windows ME
Joe did I read that correctly ??? Windows ME.. wow .. that's really old.
I've at least moved up to Windows 7 Premium. lol
Many years ago, I installed ME.

I still feel so dirty.
Yeah, I feell the same way!!! LOL
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11 Aug 2012   #89

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
I'm waiting for Windows ME
Joe did I read that correctly ??? Windows ME.. wow .. that's really old.
I've at least moved up to Windows 7 Premium. lol
Many years ago, I installed ME.

I still feel so dirty.
Joe .. Windows ME was on the first pc I purchased.. my HP laptop.
I didn't know the screen was NOT supposed to go a bit blue ..lol
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12 Aug 2012   #90

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote:
Joe .. Windows ME was on the first pc I purchased.. my HP laptop.
I didn't know the screen was NOT supposed to go a bit blue ..lol
I remember getting so frustrated by the BSODs and lock ups, where the only way to turn off my PC was to unplug it that I re-installed Windows 98 and wasted the money I spent on the upgrade cd.
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