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Windows 7: Microsoft reveals Windows 10, Well this is awkward!

30 Sep 2014   #1
MrNeeds

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Microsoft reveals Windows 10, Well this is awkward!

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Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be the name of its next operating system (OS).

The choice is a surprise bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version - Windows 8.

The software will run on a wide range of devices from smartphones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store.

It also marks the return of the Start Menu, which had been removed from Windows 8.

In addition to offering a list of the user's favourite applications, the menu also brings up resizable tiles - similar to those featured in Windows 8's touch-centric interface - on PCs and tablets.
I think John's is going to have to rename the new windows 9 forum
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BBC News - Microsoft unveils Windows 10 operating system


www.tenforums.com


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30 Sep 2014   #2
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

He is already doing that right now, you will be automatically redirected
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30 Sep 2014   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Looks like M$ has hosed up again. From what little I've seen of Win 10 (just the name change was stupid, exceeded only be the stupidity of the reason given), I'm not impressed. It appears that M$ hasn't learned its lesson from the Win 8.x fiascos.
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30 Sep 2014   #4
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Looks like M$ has hosed up again. From what little I've seen of Win 10 (just the name change was stupid, exceeded only be the stupidity of the reason given), I'm not impressed. It appears that M$ hasn't learned its lesson from the Win 8.x fiascos.


^^^^^ While I'm not a ditto head, on this I say "ditto." ^^^^^

Regards,
GEWB
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30 Sep 2014   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Looks like M$ has hosed up again. From what little I've seen of Win 10 (just the name change was stupid, exceeded only be the stupidity of the reason given), I'm not impressed. It appears that M$ hasn't learned its lesson from the Win 8.x fiascos.
First, in my opinion the name is not only clever but also well-founded; the first videos and images I have seen really show such a major change that skipping a version number works. I see some clever psychological marketing here: usually the first sequence of the version number is incremented by one but now Microsoft wants to tell us the changes are so significant it's a two digit change.

From Change significance, Wikipedia article Software versioning:
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In some schemes, sequence-based identifiers are used to convey the significance of changes between releases: changes are classified by significance level, and the decision of which sequence to change between releases is based on the significance of the changes from the previous release, whereby the first sequence is changed for the most significant changes, and changes to sequences after the first represent changes of decreasing significance.
Secondly, what do you mean with "Win 8.x fiasco"? Are you talking about that marvelous, superb OS some of us are using now, the most secure, flexible and customizable OS yet from Microsoft?

Kari
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30 Sep 2014   #6
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
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Secondly, what do you mean with "Win 8.x fiasco"? Are you talking about that marvelous, superb OS some of us are using now, the most secure, flexible and customizable OS yet from Microsoft?

Kari


Bill
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Microsoft Windows 10 announced | BGR
Microsoft says the technical preview of Windows 10 for PCs will come out on Wednesday and will be available at Preview.Windows.com. Microsoft said that Windows 10 will likely ship at some point in mid-2015.
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30 Sep 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Looks like M$ has hosed up again. From what little I've seen of Win 10 (just the name change was stupid, exceeded only be the stupidity of the reason given), I'm not impressed...
First, in my opinion the name is not only clever but also well-founded; the first videos and images I have seen really show such a major change that skipping a version number works. I see some clever psychological marketing here: usually the first sequence of the version number is incremented by one but now Microsoft wants to tell us the changes are so significant it's a two digit change...
Key word: opinion. Btw, I was a Psych major in college.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
...It appears that M$ hasn't learned its lesson from the Win 8.x fiascos.
...Secondly, what do you mean with "Win 8.x fiasco"? Are you talking about that marvelous, superb OS some of us are using now, the most secure, flexible and customizable OS yet from Microsoft?

Kari
All seriousness aside, there are people like you who do like Win 8 (and that's fine; except for the rinky-dink GUI, it is an improvement over Win 7 in many ways) but you are in a minority (and there is nothing wrong with that, either). Based on sales figures, it is a dismal flop with most people.
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30 Sep 2014   #8
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
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Secondly, what do you mean with "Win 8.x fiasco"? Are you talking about that marvelous, superb OS some of us are using now, the most secure, flexible and customizable OS yet from Microsoft?

Kari


Bill
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Microsoft Windows 10 announced | BGR
Microsoft says the technical preview of Windows 10 for PCs will come out on Wednesday and will be available at Preview.Windows.com. Microsoft said that Windows 10 will likely ship at some point in mid-2015.
Thanks for the article...looks interesting, though!

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Microsoft also unveiled a new feature called Continuum that it says won’t be in the developer build when it releases. Once the feature comes out, though, it will automatically adjust Windows for 2-in-1 tablet-computer hybrids so that it can automatically detect whether there’s a keyboard and mouse hooked up to the device and offer the more desktop-friendly version of the UI. Conversely, Windows 10 also features a “tablet mode” that will automatically pop up whenever you touch the screen.
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30 Sep 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Microsoft also unveiled a new feature called Continuum that it says won’t be in the developer build when it releases. Once the feature comes out, though, it will automatically adjust Windows for 2-in-1 tablet-computer hybrids so that it can automatically detect whether there’s a keyboard and mouse hooked up to the device and offer the more desktop-friendly version of the UI. Conversely, Windows 10 also features a “tablet mode” that will automatically pop up whenever you touch the screen.
That is what they should have done from the very beginning. Why they waited until now to realise this is incredible. That is how to easily please people and not making things hard on average users (or annoy experienced users). I liked windows 8 on a tablet, but not a laptop/desktop. So far windows 10 is taking good steps, and it is looking like they will actually really listen to feedback this time. So I am happy for that.


Let's see though if this keeps up.
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30 Sep 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
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Microsoft also unveiled a new feature called Continuum that it says won’t be in the developer build when it releases. Once the feature comes out, though, it will automatically adjust Windows for 2-in-1 tablet-computer hybrids so that it can automatically detect whether there’s a keyboard and mouse hooked up to the device and offer the more desktop-friendly version of the UI. Conversely, Windows 10 also features a “tablet mode” that will automatically pop up whenever you touch the screen.
That is what they should have done from the very beginning. Why they waited until now to realise this is incredible. That is how to easily please people and not making things hard on average users (or annoy experienced users). I liked windows 8 on tablet, but not a laptop. So far windows 10 is taking good steps, and it is looking like they will actually really listen to feedback this time. So I am happy for that.


Let's see though if this keeps up.
Yep short sighted indeed
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