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Windows 7: Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014

03 Jan 2014   #51
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

I have to say that no matter what MS does to 8.x I'll be still on 7. I don't like change either.

Now if they made 8.x to look like Win7 and kept the reported better speed of 8 then I would have to reconsider but I'm not thinking that will happen.


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04 Jan 2014   #52
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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If MS actually listened to it's customers feed back from the get go, - actually released a 'beta' with the intent on listening to feedback rather than just "doing it their way regardless" and releasing "Previews" whilst still ignoring feedback - they wouldn't be in this ridiculous mess they are now. They listened a bit with Seven's development. Official betas and non official. With 8 they completely ignored all consumer feedback

What a flap up of major proportions.

It's the consumer who should dictate major product features. Not some executives with a "vision"
Be about time they listened to somebody for a change, like asking us what we want instead of telling us what they want us to want.
Just to chime in for a minute...

If companies exclusively did this there would be no progress (advancement in technology); Why? People hate change.

I do however agree companies should take people's concerns into consideration.... but not to the point of being stagnated.

There are many technologies we never knew we wanted or needed until they showed up.

My two cents.

Sygnus some changes are great, and some changes are just plain stupid.
Many of us were looking forward to W8 with high expectations, myself included, and if W8 had produced intelligent changes, we would've been all over it!
But such was not the case.
I'm tired of this phoney philosophy that the consumer is to blame for not wanting a stupid product.
The blame doesn't belong to the consumers, it belongs to Microsoft, plain and simple.

W8 was not the problem, "one size fits all" was the problem.
W8 is not advanced technology for PCs. It's fine for tablets and phones, but not PCs.
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04 Jan 2014   #53
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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Be about time they listened to somebody for a change, like asking us what we want instead of telling us what they want us to want.
Just to chime in for a minute...

If companies exclusively did this there would be no progress (advancement in technology); Why? People hate change.

I do however agree companies should take people's concerns into consideration.... but not to the point of being stagnated.

There are many technologies we never knew we wanted or needed until they showed up.

My two cents.

Change just for change's sake is rarely good. I have no issue with change as long as it benefits me. Rapid change, like M$ is doing with Win 8, is always expensive, especially for businesses.

Lady Fitgerald you're right on. It's such a simple truth.
Not all change is good.
Not all change represents growth in technology.

If they had designed W8 with a built in choice of desktop or mobile interfaces, people would've bought it.
Putting the wrong interface on an OS is not progress, it's reverse technology.

When they tried putting W7 on phones, people didn't call it "progress", they called it stupid, and they didn't buy it.
So now they've done the exact opposite, they stuck a tablet interface on a PC and some want to call that advanced technology?
It's just as technologically stupid as putting W7 on a phone.
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04 Jan 2014   #54
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Just to chime in for a minute...

If companies exclusively did this there would be no progress (advancement in technology); Why? People hate change.

I do however agree companies should take people's concerns into consideration.... but not to the point of being stagnated.

There are many technologies we never knew we wanted or needed until they showed up.

My two cents.
If I felt this way, I would be an apple user. Not a Windows user. Because according to apple, we don't know what we want. They need to tell us. Well guess what? I DO. And it involves using a OS that is not made for a 4 year old. It also as well should not be missing several critical features. (Like shadowcopies) The problem lies in informing the company constantly what the user wants, and them not listening.


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Change just for change's sake is rarely good. I have no issue with change as long as it benefits me. Rapid change, like M$ is doing with Win 8, is always expensive, especially for businesses.

Exactly.



-I am starting to feel like Microsoft needs to drop the whole please everyone crowd and start focusing on businesses and the enthusiast crowd. The average person does not even know what Windows is, or what version they are running. (Ask someone in tech retail) Probably 70% of them do not even know what they can do with it other then to click the E for internet. These are the users who are saying to themselves, yay! I don't have to deal with this giant thing anymore to access the internet, I can get a tablet!
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04 Jan 2014   #55
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What is the story. We are now January 2014 - is this thing in sight ??
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04 Jan 2014   #56
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I think the latest rumour is Spring 2014.
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04 Jan 2014   #57
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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What is the story. We are now January 2014 - is this thing in sight ??
That's what I want to know as well cause all I hear is rumor and innuendo, coupled with FUD, but that's a different story. Anyway...

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Cut to the chase

What is it? An upgrade for Windows, to follow on from Windows 8.1
When is it out? Probably late 2014
What will it cost? Nothing, it'll be a free upgrade
Windows 8.2 release date, news and rumors | News | TechRadar (Nov. 25, 2013)

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Microsoft has yet to confirm the report, and given that Windows 8.2 “Threshold” is being bandied about as a early 2015 release, there’s certainly time for Microsoft to cancel its decision (or redesign a Start menu several times).
Report: Windows Start menu to return in Windows 8.2 | PCWorld (Dec. 9, 2013)

Then there's this....

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Release Date

Microsoft is expected to deliver an update to Windows 8.1 as early as Spring 2014, but we probably won’t see the next full version of Windows until Spring 2015. It was originally believed that a new version of Windows could launch in Fall 2014, but Foley writes that a trustworthy source says that seems “less and less likely.” While Microsoft could be prepping Windows “Threshold” for 2015, the company is likely to release the Windows 8.1 update alongside the rumored Windows “Blue” update in Spring 2014–which would align closely with Microsoft’s Build conference scheduled for April 2
Windows 8.2 Rumors - Release Date, News - LAPTOP Magazine (Dec 13, 2013)
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04 Jan 2014   #58
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well their a lot of rumors.
All I know is until Microsoft settles down and makes a operating system desktop users and business can use with out changing or upgrading every 6 months Windows 7 will rule.
Business will not and can't afford to be changing up upgrading every few months.

I as just a 2 desktop user I'm not going to keep jumping through hoops with the constant upgrades.
Microsoft just make a damn operating system we can use and want.
One we can hang onto for a few years and enjoy.
Hopefully that will be Windows 9.
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04 Jan 2014   #59
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Jack, that's one reason I have installed 8.1 under VMware Player on an external SSD. Then I need only 1 OS, 1 license and 1 update to run it on all my systems. I just plug the SSD into my caddies and off I go.
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07 Jan 2014   #60
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

as a Windows 7 user for close to 4 years straight, I don't see myself upgrading anytime soon to any new Windows, I have been happy with 7 for that long of a time even though I went through 2 laptops one which still works, but poorly and my current one that I got for Christmas last year, so I have just seen about every major update and Internet Explorer upgrade to Windows 7
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