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Windows 7: Microsoft to fundamentally change way Windows is shipping

16 Sep 2014   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Microsoft to fundamentally change way Windows is shipping

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Near the end of Ballmer's tenure as CEO, he introduced the rapid release cycle for products at Microsoft. No longer will the company go years before significantly updating its products; instead, it will ship features as soon as they are ready. Nadella agrees with this and has been pushing his teams even harder to ship faster. Now, thanks to a new job posting on Microsoft's website, Windows is about to undergo even faster changes.
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16 Sep 2014   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This is not a good idea at all. This is the kind of thing that will push people further away.

(Well at least me) No subscription crap for me.
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16 Sep 2014   #3
Dragonfly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
This is not a good idea at all. This is the kind of thing that will push people further away.

(Well at least me) No subscription crap for me.
Maybe I misread it, but I didn't see any mention of subscription, just rapid release of updates, which is a good thing, isn't it?
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17 Sep 2014   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
This is not a good idea at all. This is the kind of thing that will push people further away.

(Well at least me) No subscription crap for me.
Maybe I misread it, but I didn't see any mention of subscription, just rapid release of updates, which is a good thing, isn't it?
Maybe, maybe not. If M$ does like they did with Win 8, the upgrades may be forced on you, whether you like them or not.

The more I hear on the rumor mill about Win 9, the less I'm liking what I hear. It remains to be seen what the final release will be but it's looking more and more like I'll be using Win 7 to the bitter end, then either move everything on to Mac or Linux or keep my Win 7 machine running isolated from the internet (I'll have to make sure I have a new one by then with plenty of spare parts) and use something else for the internet only.
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17 Sep 2014   #5
RBS7

windows 7 & 8
 
 

I am not enthused about a Windows subscription, I am sick of small monthly charges, from every damned software outfit out there. The problem is the monthly fee would start to raise yearly, just like taxes, cable and internet fees do now.

I remember a time when internet service was $12.00 a month and cable TV was only $25.00.
Of course, then again, I remember when TV was totally free.
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17 Sep 2014   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My TV is still free (which is about what it is worth).
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17 Sep 2014   #7
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Okay so in my opinion rapid release means more broken stuff and more forced updates. I am not liking this at all, just like what mozilla did with the firefox web browser, they adapted the "rapid release" cycle and now their software is falling apart.
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17 Sep 2014   #8
Pendaws

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sounds like motor cars, get them on the road as fast as possible and let the warranty period fix the problems.
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17 Sep 2014   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
This is not a good idea at all. This is the kind of thing that will push people further away.

(Well at least me) No subscription crap for me.
Maybe I misread it, but I didn't see any mention of subscription, just rapid release of updates, which is a good thing, isn't it?
Maybe, maybe not. If M$ does like they did with Win 8, the upgrades may be forced on you, whether you like them or not.

The more I hear on the rumor mill about Win 9, the less I'm liking what I hear. It remains to be seen what the final release will be but it's looking more and more like I'll be using Win 7 to the bitter end, then either move everything on to Mac or Linux or keep my Win 7 machine running isolated from the internet (I'll have to make sure I have a new one by then with plenty of spare parts) and use something else for the internet only.
Lucky Windows 7 have a support til 2020 for security updates only...but about hotfixes ending in January 2015 those that have professional, entreprise, ultimate should be better caring on. As most of average users have Home Premium those will be forced in some way to upgrade.

That the decade of consumerism, live fast die young!

Those guys are deep stuck in the maelstrom pushed hard forward to sell their products to the younger dudes coming along....Looks like some wants to get rid of old fashioned system & mentality by prohibit the products staying to too long on the market share business. I guess to they do are falling in the "future" trap even if it is what we need the most.

Well, changing mentality & habits will take less time that what we thought first, i think.

"The revolution will not be televised" (GSH)
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17 Sep 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quick release usually equals more recalls
Rubles anyone
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