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Old 08-22-2014, 03:33 PM
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Ready for Windows 9?

Microsoft "Windows Threshold" event to be held Sept. 30, report says - CBS News

"Threshold" to debut on September 30
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:30 PM
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Who still uses XP?
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:42 PM
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Who still uses XP?
84% of the test stations in my supply chain.

Another 12% still use Windows F'n 3.1
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* Multiple desktops would be cool.
* Real start menu - yay!
* Hopefully it will allow running "Metrosexual" crapplets in their own desktop windows
* Rumor has it that an M$ store account is required for activation. Might be a good thing if that means you can move installs between devices as long as only one is activated.
* Hope it doesn't require a Microsoft Online (vs Local) login account to use it -- I have no interest in Microsoft's cloudpushing nor transmitting data to M$. I want to save locally or on an SMB share, not on Skydrive, nor so I want M$ to have control of what I install or don't install on my own machine! (This is unlikely since it would be terrible for corporate use in businesses that have their own internal infrastructure but not a domain.) Right now, I use Windows 7 and no other paid software. OpenOffice, Gimp, and Thunderbird connected to my own mail server are a winning combo! On the plus side, Win 7 will be supported for another five years. At least.

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Old 08-23-2014, 03:35 PM
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hopefully it wont be as big of a pos as windows 8 is. we still use xp at work as we have alot of equipment that is not compatible with any of the newer versions. we came up with a work around for the programs that require windows 98, but we havent even tried for xp yet.
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:59 AM
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Any rumors on MS renting/leasing the platform in the same way that Adobe is doing with their creative crud collection? After all, the top stock holders for both companies are predominantly the same group and why only azz fuk the customer once every couple of years when you can do it monthly. . .
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Any rumors on MS renting/leasing the platform in the same way that Adobe is doing with their creative crud collection? After all, the top stock holders for both companies are predominantly the same group and why only azz fuk the customer once every couple of years when you can do it monthly. . .
Don't think that will happen with the OS -- it would give Apple a field day. "No monthly fees for our computers, all upgrades are now free." Also, paying a monthly fee will really make people want to upgrade from Win 7. Riiiiiight.

This being said, if that happens, I hope the North Koreans develop a nuclear missile and turn Redmond, WA into a smoking crater right afterward.
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Microsoft Skips "9" . . . New Version will be a 10

The logical name for the OS would be Windows 9, but Microsoft jumped to Windows 10 to reflect what it sees as a big break from the past.

“Because we’re not building an incremental product, the new name will be Windows 10,” Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Operating Systems group, declared at a launch event in San Francisco, where he showed some early code.
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Ready for Windows 9?

Yes, I'm ready for Windows 97
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:42 PM
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Who still uses XP?
We ditched it in July. Don't like the layout of new excel & word at all!!!!!!
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W7 works just fine, it's the first OS since w2000 that works worth a damn. I see no reason to 'upgrade'.
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Just because an operating system is old ( despite the degrading comments that Kim Komando makes about XP and those that run it ) does not mean it is bad. There are several machine tools at work that run on Win 95 , 98 , XP just fine.
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A local furniture fabricator uses XP, presumably because the cabinetry design and cost estimator software (CAD features) hasn't been updated.
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I recently picked up a laptop with windows 8.1 on it. Terrible OS. It is touch capable (it's a touchscreen laptop) but the tiled interface is clumsy and cluttered. There is no start menu unfortunately...I find myself going into the tiled view and just doing a search for the app I am looking for. Microsoft needs to go backwards and see what made windows 7 great -- intuitive menus and functionality.


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