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 Post subject: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:40 pm 
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Surprisingly, Microsoft isn’t calling its new OS version Windows 9, as everyone believed, or Windows Threshold, as some people close to the matter hinted, but Windows 10 in what’s pretty much the most surprising decision for the “new Microsoft.”

Terry Myerson, head of the OS division at Microsoft, said that Windows 10 would run on as many devices as possible and will even span new categories, hinting that it could even power small devices such as smartwatches.
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The Start menu will finally be brought back and together with it, Microsoft is also introducing a new search option that allows users to look for information not only locally, but also online. Of course, Bing powers the search option, just like it was the case with the similar feature on the Start screen.

At the same time, Microsoft is introducing multiple desktops, which are great for those working with multiple apps at the same time and want to keep things organized on their screen.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsof ... 0527.shtml

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows- ... 0532.shtml

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Watch-Wi ... 0531.shtml


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:21 pm 
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lolol ... you mean OS 10? Isn't it really Windows 9.5? :D

Anyway, the true purpose is obvious: to avoid product confusion with Windows 95. They must have laid off the person that told them this "cuz it's so next generation" explanation was stupid. Just ask the folks around Java about jumping version numbers. Back then it was to "better reflect the level of maturity, stability, scalability and security of the J2SE." (source)

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(cutting the last line of my post as it sounded really cynical in retrospect)


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:02 pm 
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Maybe they went for something more like Windows X.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:11 pm 
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Looks like this could become the system that Windows 8 should have been: A system that provides a "touch" interface to make it usable on Tablet devices and, at the same time, doesn't suck on "traditional" Desktop computers.

Though I still don't like that flat/monochrome design they introduced with Windows 8 (big step backward compared to the "Aero" design) and that still seems to be present with Windows 10. The design they used in the early Windows 8 preview versions (a somewhat "modernized" Aero) looked so much better than what they used in the end. So I hope Windows 10, unlike Windows 8, will offer a way to change/customize the design without dubious hacks.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
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I hate that flat design, too, but I think we're in minority, as it is here to stay (it must have something to do with touch technology).

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:42 am 
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Windows 10, ladies and gents -- or should we say, Wind X? And here's something for your reading pleasure... :twisted:

A first user review: http://tinyapps.org/blog/windows/201410010700_windows_10_preview.html

Possible download locations: http://www.ghacks.net/2014/10/01/windows-10-preview-downloads-and-information/

More musings on the odd name choice:
http://www.ghacks.net/2014/09/30/why-the-next-version-of-windows-is-windows-10-and-not-9/
http://www.osnews.com/story/27969/Why_did_Microsoft_skip_Windows_9_


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:13 pm 
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Why Microsoft loves Linux

Interesting article, but I sort of recoiled from the idea as either false or misleading. Microsoft is one that's always seeking to set formats and build standards (Office, Windows, etc.). Linux and many open source technologies are and have been extremely disruptive to closed standards and protocols. That Microsoft is comfortable running programs on top of Linux is one thing, but that they are going to play nice with other non-Microsoft tools is quite another. Their server and client platforms will continue to be closed source but for a few minor areas and continue to offer fewer features to non-Microsoft clients.

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As did I... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
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Funny video (Siri vs Cortana):

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
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joby_toss wrote:
Funny video (Siri vs Cortana)

Note that this video is in Spanish. Though for what Spanish I know, it was funny. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
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http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsof ... 0778.shtml

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Microsoft today provided us with the first glimpse into its new browser project for Windows 10 which will not only provide users with a new way to browse the web, but will also put the end to the Internet Explorer era once and for all.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:40 am 
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Was anyone expecting something else?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... -statement
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Last update: January 2015
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Data We Collect
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When you acquire, install and use the Program software and services, Microsoft collects information about your use of the software and services as well as about the devices and networks on which they operate. Examples of data we may collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; location, browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; voice, text and writing input; and application usage.
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I wonder if Samsung knows I own 2 of their TVs (and if they are upset that I watch pron on them)... does Beko know that I own one of their cooking station?... I've bought a Fiskars axe today and guess what: no one asked for my name and location... Maybe they don't care about me like Microsoft does. Yeah, that's it, I'm sure!

P.S. the sad thing is that something outrageous today will become normal tomorrow...

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 9 is... Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:38 am 
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It's already normal -- but not any less sad -- today. :(

When public representatives lead the assault on civil rights, it shouldn't be surprising to find for-profit corporations threading a path already beaten. I guess it's up to Joe User to say "Enough! This stops now." but somehow I'm not very optimistic about it...


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