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  1. #21


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    icet, NOT saying what direction they are taking Windows in, just stated it is very similar to Windows 8 Metro interfaced. And after you watched that clip you will agree with me regarding that.

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by beedubaya View Post
    If Windows 8 is a success and consumers give Microsoft the green light to keep going this direction, here are some things we can look forward to in Windows 9.

    -No more separate Home/Pro/RT versions. Just one Windows 9 for everybody for simplicity
    -All applications run full screen
    -Complete removal of the desktop and Windows Explorer
    -Removal of multitasking capability
    -Removal of support for optical or removable media; Can no longer install software off CD/DVD
    -All programs downloaded as apps from Microsoft store; no other option for installing software onto Windows 9
    -Removal of DirectX and 3D graphics support
    -Removal of support for sound greater than 2 speakers/headphones
    -Removal of cmd
    -All websites default to mobile websites, even on desktop PCs
    -3 months free Microsoft Movies subscription, Microsoft's attempt to take on Netflix/Hulu
    -On-screen keyboard required, even on a desktop or laptop. You can use the mouse to type, or you can download an illegal hack to enable a traditional keyboard

    Is this what everybody wants to see? If not, Boycott Windows 8!
    There is actually a lot of truth in this and I for one WILL NEVER use Windows 8. It's total garbage in my opinion. I'm disgusted by it.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    icet, NOT saying what direction they are taking Windows in, just stated it is very similar to Windows 8 Metro interfaced. And after you watched that clip you will agree with me regarding that.


    I agree that its very similar to Windows 8 Metro interface. And just now I thought that even if they replace desktop with metro interface, they would not do that without giving any considerations. They would take a long time researching and thinking in order to make sure that the Metro interface works systematically and flawlessly as an alternative to desktop and user could do everything they can do on the desktop.
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by beedubaya View Post
    -Complete removal of the desktop and Windows Explorer
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    Complete removal of the desktop and Windows Explorer
    Then it would be a phone - without calling ability.
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  6. #26


    Oh no! Not that Hippie guy with his crazy ideas again! We know he's smoked too much of that homegrown stuff!

    Well, I'm here to tell ya', I didn't inhale!!

    =beedubaya;106347]If Windows 8 is a success and consumers give Microsoft the green light to keep going this direction, here are some things we can look forward to in Windows 9.

    -No more separate Home/Pro/RT versions. Just one Windows 9 for everybody for simplicity
    Sounds Good! Keeps with the old antage, "Keep it simple, Stupid".

    -All applications run full screen
    Nope! Won't do the job at all! Snap half/half for dual panes. Two quarter panes and 1/2 pane. Quarter/quarter/quarter/quarter for quad panes. 5, 6, 7, up to a zillion panes if one has a monitor large enough. This will also be performed in multiple monitors with multiple panes if need be. The options/possibilities will be endless.

    Not only that, but one will be able to navigate to any pane to work within that pane or monitor to work there. e.g. -> This will be so that one may have email open in one to keep an eye on or work within, a calendar in one, a clock in one, a browser or two open in others, doing work in a CAD app in another or in another full monitor screen, translating in another 4, 5, 6, etc. panes, and so on.

    -Complete removal of the desktop and Windows Explorer
    My last statement means bye-bye to the desktop. No need for it anymore. Windows Explorer will stay for file organization. Move, copy, delete, organize folders/libraries, etc. Perhaps limited, though, so one cannot see the Windows files.

    -Removal of multitasking capability
    BeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeP! Sorry, wrong answer!

    -Removal of support for optical or removable media; Can no longer install software off CD/DVD
    I don't think so. Not all people on the planet have access to the internet to download software. One may order by phone or mail to install. Besides, what if one wants to watch a flick, listen to music, create a disc to play in their car or elsewhere, etc.

    -All programs downloaded as apps from Microsoft store; no other option for installing software onto Windows 9
    Sorry, Dave. I can't let you do that. (2001: A Space Odyssey) Again, not all have access to the Internet. Repeat options above. All software will eventually be written in the M$ app interface. No more 3rd party legacy programs unless written this way and purchased through the store, mail, or by phone.

    -Removal of DirectX and 3D graphics support
    -Removal of support for sound greater than 2 speakers/headphones
    -Removal of cmd
    -All websites default to mobile websites, even on desktop PCs
    I think this is getting a little carried away with these four points. It won't be that limited.

    -3 months free Microsoft Movies subscription, Microsoft's attempt to take on Netflix/Hulu
    Good idea! It sounds to be a money maker for them since they are in a business.

    -On-screen keyboard required, even on a desktop or laptop. You can use the mouse to type, or you can download an illegal hack to enable a traditional keyboard
    Sorry, Dave. Can't let you do that either. Again, it won't be that limited. Optional On-screen keyboard just as we have here in RP. The Surface points to a traditional keyboard. There eventually will be a new peripheral that will replace the traditional keyboard. It will have a keyboard option plus others. I would like to tell you more of my idea, but I would have to....well, you know the warning.

    Kill the mice before they multiply all over the house! We will be using a stylus. Don't forget voice commands, for that's not a dead means, like on our smart phones.

    Is this what everybody wants to see? If not, Boycott Windows 8!
    I will, for one be, upgrading.

    Coke Robot
    This sounds absurd and almost falls into the definition of propaganda....

    But I'm interested, as Windows 9 is now the next thing that will come out. I want to make predictions too!

    -Further Start Screen customizations
    -IE 11
    -Possibly the removal of the Desktop IF a large chunk of developers have built or are building RT apps from their Desktop app counterparts, or maybe the Desktop in the Server 2015 build or for Enterprise
    -Office 2015 in full WinRT code
    -More emphasis on the metro design, maybe some transparency, FULL metro iconography
    -Maybe some windowing of the apps
    -Better app snap, like active resize to allow the user to snap apps together, and change the size of one to whatever and the corresponding app reduces down in size
    -DirectX 12
    -FASTER!
    Of course, I agree with all here. Nice list, Cokie!

    I've seen a lot of change in my day. I'll see a lot more. Drastic changes leading to easier, more simple computing. In the documentary "The Machine That Changed The World" one stated that if the automobile industry changed as fast as computers did, our cars would get 100 MPG and travel at mach speeds.

    I suggest to all to go with the flow like a river to the ocean, or get left behind.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 04 Aug 2012 at 01:22.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    I suggest to all to go with the flow like a river to the ocean, or get left behind.
    Essentially the motto of the technological industry...
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Complete removal of the desktop and Windows Explorer
    Then it would be a phone - without calling ability.
    Not so. I'll extrapolate from my end. Windows Explorer is an application ran in the Desktop. The removal of it would be the last straw in the removal of the Desktop UI, but Explorer will most likely be moved into the metro/RT environment.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Complete removal of the desktop and Windows Explorer
    Then it would be a phone - without calling ability.
    Not so. I'll extrapolate from my end. Windows Explorer is an application ran in the Desktop. The removal of it would be the last straw in the removal of the Desktop UI, but Explorer will most likely be moved into the metro/RT environment.
    Yes it will part of the metro/RT environment. WinKey/E or metro tile will open it.
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  10. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by beedubaya View Post
    If Windows 8 is a success and consumers give Microsoft the green light to keep going this direction, here are some things we can look forward to in Windows 9.
    Before I express my opinions on the list, I have one thing to say:

    Before Windows 7 was released, if you had said this
    If Windows 7 is a success and consumers give Microsoft the green light to keep going this direction, here are some things we can look forward to in Windows 8.
    and made a list like you have, how many of your predictions do you think would have been anywhere near what Windows 8 is actually going to be? I have no idea how you could have predicted that Windows 8 was going to feature a Start Screen instead of a Start menu, the Metro UI was going to be introduced etc etc. I don't know why and how can you make predictions from such an early time. By the time Windows 9 is released, another new interface called "Flex" might be introduced, then?? GOD knows !!! So, there is no point of thinking that further now.

    Any way, here is what I feel about the list you have made:
    -No more separate Home/Pro/RT versions. Just one Windows 9 for everybody for simplicity
    That would be great

    -All applications run full screen
    No, that may not happen.
    -Complete removal of the desktop and Windows Explorer
    No, I am quite sure, this won't be happening either.
    -Removal of multitasking capability
    NO
    -Removal of support for optical or removable media; Can no longer install software off CD/DVD
    This might happen in the future but not in coming 3-4 years.
    -All programs downloaded as apps from Microsoft store; no other option for installing software onto Windows 9
    Not in Windows 9
    -Removal of DirectX and 3D graphics support
    No way.
    -Removal of support for sound greater than 2 speakers/headphones
    Don't know how you predicted that.
    -Removal of cmd
    I can't comment on this. Proboably not. The interface might be changed but not cmd.
    -All websites default to mobile websites, even on desktop PCs
    What do you mean by this? "Even on desktop PCs"? If windows 9 is regarded as a desktop OS then, it will open pages in desktop mode, if regarded as a mobile OS then will open pages in mobile mode.

    This statement of yours doesn't make sense to me.
    -3 months free Microsoft Movies subscription, Microsoft's attempt to take on Netflix/Hulu
    That may happen, whats wrong with that?
    -On-screen keyboard required, even on a desktop or laptop. You can use the mouse to type, or you can download an illegal hack to enable a traditional keyboard
    NO
    Is this what everybody wants to see? If not, Boycott Windows 8!
    WHAT??

    I was under the impression that you were making "predictions"!!!
    You are asking people to boycott Windows 8 on the basis of some "predictions" on (that too) Windows 9 made by you?? This is .... well, I don't want to comment something that gets me kicked out of the forums
    Last edited by Arpan; 04 Aug 2012 at 04:47.
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