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Rumor - Microsoft to Release Windows Blue, the First Free

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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Sounds like they're getting desperate to assimilate us.

    There's another reason to go open-source.

    WHY does MS continue to force users to go where they do NOT want to go.

    I'm becoming more disillusioned with MS by the day, ATM.
    The question is why aren't you going where everything will be going?

    Assimilate, or be destroyed.
    Or cancel my internet, and go back to XP...

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  2. #12


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    Good on you Kat.

    We do not have to do what they want.

    It doesn't matter if they are a corporation, or Mother Theresa.

    We are many, they are few.

    I haven't any idea why some people think otherwise.

    If you want dramatic examples - it hasn't been great for dictators recently has it?

    That is because the people decided not to do what "they" wanted.

    You might wonder how the people got into those messes in the first place.

    Probably because they didn't know where it was headed.

    The few who had their suspicions were told by the collaborators - you must do what "they" want.

    Dramatic examples, to be sure - but everyone must be aware of them.



    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Sounds like they're getting desperate to assimilate us.

    There's another reason to go open-source.

    WHY does MS continue to force users to go where they do NOT want to go.

    I'm becoming more disillusioned with MS by the day, ATM.
    The question is why aren't you going where everything will be going?

    Assimilate, or be destroyed.
    Or cancel my internet, and go back to XP...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Or cancel my internet, and go back to XP...
    I still have good old XP on an older PC and still boot it up occasionally.
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    If they create a compelling product. It's good. I think they've realized in a way they take way too long. For example the wait for from xp to vista was too long and in the end I never thought vista was bad because of performance but more of the interface. The interface has not evolved enough. Vista probably was more secure in that it questioned your every move. But one of the things I've always wanted was a easier way to launch programs that was independent from using the desktop screen. They finally delivered that in windows 7 which was a long time. That was long overdue. If that means they fix some of things on the desktop that would make it work better I'm all for it. I don't hate windows 8 I just don't see the reason for many of the changes that don't make working on it better but instead more difficult. Free would be good because even though I would work on windows 8 out of the box I have not been really enjoying it.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    It will be interesting which direction they go with this, improve the desktop with options to bypass Metro (agree this is what's wanted and what they should do), or improve Metro to have multiple 'Windows' metro/standard programs.
    It might be something completely new and different.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Blue is the code name. It's still called Windows 8, at least according to The Verge.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    3-4 years between major OS releases is perfectly adequate.

    And it gives the thing a chance to mature.

    Every six-twelve months is patently freakin' ridiculous.

    Have an SP every 12-18 months instead.

    That, and the closed system/walled garden, is why I will NOT buy Apple products.

    And if MS goes down that road, well I have a copy of Mint 13 sitting here waiting for a VM...

    Not a hassle to install it as the main OS...... or just stick with 7.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Sounds like they're getting desperate to assimilate us.

    There's another reason to go open-source.

    WHY does MS continue to force users to go where they do NOT want to go.

    I'm becoming more disillusioned with MS by the day, ATM.
    How does Windows force you to go anywhere? It is entirely up to you - you can go open source and all the crap that that entails or you can use Windows or Apple or whatever. No one is forcing you to do anything!
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  9. #19


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    Windows Blue is Microsoft's future OS with yearly updates


    Windows Blue is Microsoft's future low-cost OS with yearly updates

    Microsoft is busy preparing its next-generation Windows client, shortly after shipping Windows 8 in October. The Verge has learned from several sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans that the company is planning to standardize on an approach, codenamed Blue, across Windows and Windows Phone in an effort to provide more regular updates to consumers.


    Windows Blue is Microsoft's future low-cost OS with yearly updates | The Verge
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  10. #20


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by Miggins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Sounds like they're getting desperate to assimilate us.

    There's another reason to go open-source.

    WHY does MS continue to force users to go where they do NOT want to go.

    I'm becoming more disillusioned with MS by the day, ATM.
    How does Windows force you to go anywhere? It is entirely up to you - you can go open source and all the crap that that entails or you can use Windows or Apple or whatever. No one is forcing you to do anything!
    If you want to use W8, you ARE being forced. And the way things are going, I'm starting to think that the open-source 'crap' as you seem to think it is, is far more preferable than following MS down the walled road into the walled city like the Apple fanbois have.
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