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Windows 7: "Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015

06 Feb 2014   #51
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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They need to release two versions.
Windows 9 Desktop and Windows 9 Touch
Until this happens, anything else will be crap.
It can even be one version with a choice of UI. But expecting one UI to work well with both desktop and touch is unrealistic.
I agree completely. I'm prepared to hold onto W7 as long as I can till they come out with a good OS. I hope it'll be W9.
It's going to have to go a ways to beat W7 though.


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06 Feb 2014   #52
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

I don't see a reason up upgrade (or go for a later o/s) unless there's a feature or specific reason to do do so.

NT built in VB > XP > built in DotNet (notyet)

Vista > all processors started by default (or nearly all)
Win7 > streamlined (worked out how to started the processors as needed)
Win8 > really cut back (more interested in pay per use)
Win8.1 > don't care win8.2 > still don't care.

Look at the kernel versions between all these...
Besides the pretty(or not so) graphics.
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06 Feb 2014   #53
sixwheeler2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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hear we go again another operating system that wilkl be a big flop just like Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, not interested in either
I wonder how many said that when Microsoft announced Windows 7?
Win 8 & 8.1 were not flops, their problem was in the marketing, and start screen. other wise great OS.
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06 Feb 2014   #54
sixwheeler2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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hear we go again another operating system that wilkl be a big flop just like Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, not interested in either
I wonder how many said that when Microsoft announced Windows 7?
And not only Windows 7.

12 years later it is often forgotten that when XP was introduced it was far from being an overwhelming success. It was in fact much criticized by industry "experts", some of whom no doubt expected it to be a flop. See this article by Ed Bott for more:
Remembering Windows XP's early days | ZDNet
Yes wait for OS's to take hold before "Flop" is a statement case in point here.
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06 Feb 2014   #55
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Over the years there have been many predictions of which operating systems will succeed and which ones will fail. I care little for these predictions because I have lived long enough to see many expert predictions that have been very wrong. Pick any of the most successful operating systems and there were experts who predicted it would be a flop. Only time will tell. Until then it is all just guesses.
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06 Feb 2014   #56
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have been around operating systems since their birth in the early 60's. In fact I wrote part of one of the very first OS in 64 - IBM /360 BPS.

When I use this Kinder-UI of 8.1 on my desktop it feels like walking around in one of my wife's skirts in Scotland. It does the job but it sure feels funny.

If I want a tablet UI, I use my Nexus. At least Android can do the job in 256MB of RAM and the UI feels natural for that device. Try to use that on your desktop - it's a mess. I run Andoid x86 in VMware Player. It is no fun.
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06 Feb 2014   #57
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Over the years there have been many predictions of which operating systems will succeed and which ones will fail. I care little for these predictions because I have lived long enough to see many expert predictions that have been very wrong. Pick any of the most successful operating systems and there were experts who predicted it would be a flop. Only time will tell. Until then it is all just guesses.
Well, time is telling. It has been 18 months since RTM of 8.
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06 Feb 2014   #58
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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hear we go again another operating system that wilkl be a big flop just like Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, not interested in either
I wonder how many said that when Microsoft announced Windows 7?
Win 8 & 8.1 were not flops, their problem was in the marketing, and start screen. other wise great OS.
Sales say something else, even if you don't adjust for all machines that were sold, then had Win 8-8.1 replaced with Win 7 or the machines with Win 8-8.1 that were returned. It doesn't matter how great you may feel something may be; if it doesn't sell, it's a flop.
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08 Feb 2014   #59
aritra2116

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
 
 

Ballmer has been replaced by a guy called Satya Nadella. Hope he does something better.
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08 Feb 2014   #60
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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I wonder how many said that when Microsoft announced Windows 7?
Win 8 & 8.1 were not flops, their problem was in the marketing, and start screen. other wise great OS.
Sales say something else, even if you don't adjust for all machines that were sold, then had Win 8-8.1 replaced with Win 7 or the machines with Win 8-8.1 that were returned. It doesn't matter how great you may feel something may be; if it doesn't sell, it's a flop.
I agree. It was designed and optimized for tablets, so it might be great for tablets, but not for desktops. W7 is great for desktops because that's what it was designed for.
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