A lot of tech junkies and old farts. Everyone loves a new toy. A lot of peeps want the first take on anything. If Win 9 is a success a lot of new owners will gloat and say I have one, MS is the best. If it's a failure, they will dump it and say MS makes trash.
MS's first big mistake
This never gets old
Would help if you read the posts. It means enthusiasts will be likely to try it.
What are the random capitalised words for?
Anyways, I preferred vista before it was called vista, when it was still Longhorn. What a beautiful and powerful OS that never was. Even the system sounds were quite over the top lovely...
This whole free Windows 9 commotion is just all over the place. Has anyone not realized this is MICROSOFT. Not Microfree. There's a good likelihood that yes, they will offer Windows 9 as a free to use OS for current Windows 7 and 8.1 users*. There is always an asterisk to read further into detail.
Bet you anything, it's going to be a very basic Windows 9 SKU that has Bing set as IE default among other things, key features cut out like maybe Storage Spaces, File History, HomeGroup, Media Player, and maybe reductions in other features as well. If it's going to be free, it's going to be free for a reason with a small, but of course, reasonable upgrade fee to the Windows 9 Pro SKU for maybe, I don't know, $20 for a limited time and then $50 afterwards.
As for forgetting Windows 8, no.
I'd like to forget the legacy Desktop UI and move towards something newer, more efficient, and overall just better than keeping that same UI that's been used ever since GUI computing began basically. I'd also like to forget the metro UI to modern UI design. There is a different between the two. The metro UI design form is much more richer, lusher, and more verbose in design. The modern UI is very minimal and spartan in design, which isn't bad, but it's not the metro UI. Things like the Zune HD and PC client are just perfect examples of metro design, just drop dead innovative and beautiful. Xbox Music is what the modern UI is, minimal (both design and feature set) and spartan. Speaking of such...
I'd like to forget Xbox Music ALTOGETHER. Such emotional violence it's caused with the whole Windows Phone community let alone the former Zune crowd and just in general. What a slap in the face with a dead fish. Ugh.
Anyway, this is a trash article - you can forget windows 98, windows xp, or vista, but forgeting newest version of os ? ok, im moving to my imaginary windows 15.
I already forgot Win8 even after a year of Alphas Betas and RCs, 8.1.1 firmly entrenched here. Win9, when it comes will be going thru same path if available, on separate HDD, without other disks involved, dual boot until final version is proved and approved by me. I still have W7 Sp2 as dual boot and XP in VM. Now if some job comes up again for me at local MS office to earn another windows for free....
What does Windows 7 do that Windows 8.11 doesn't (apart from that silly start menu argument) -- Windows 3.1 never had one and people didn't complain back then !!! -- and there are many quite useable 3rd party apps (some free) to revive that feature if it's needed. Desktop users can boot straight to the desktop just like they've always done.
My main gripe is not actually with the OS itself but the method of update and distribution - where ISO's aren't readily available and one is used more and more forced into using "The Store".
Of course the biggest gripe too about having to use the Store is that you are then required to have a Microsoft ID - seems that future versions of say Non Enterprise SKU's will force people to use Microsoft accounts rather than a purely local one. That WOULD IMO be a development too far.
W8.1 (judging by the experiences some are having) is just as bad as your Vista experience ... and I think... what on earth are these folk doing to encounter all these issues.
You have to take as you find. Vista, W7 and W8.1 have all been trouble free for me. I liked Vista, found that W7 was little changed except some features (that could be buggy under certain conditions admittedly in Vista) had been removed rather than fixed, and have found W8.1 to be a gem in operation and ease of install.
Just a sayin'
I actually never owned Vista, probably only MS OS i never did. Installed it as trial on my computer but it (computer) was not good enough for Vista and by the time I upgraded, Win7 was there.