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  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Actually, hate to shoot, but there was a leaked Windows roadmap like a year ago I believe or a tad longer than that ago that also said Windows 9 is slated for fall of 2014.

    But could this be Blue?!

    If Blue does in fact get released THIS year, it will be what I've thought for a while since Blue was known about: basically Windows 8.5, much like how Windows Phone 7 was updated to 7.5 a year after its launch. Two years between new Windows versions, one year stopgap updates in between. Keeps things updated. Possibly a pain the crotch in the enterprise, but up to date nonetheless.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Honestly? I do kind of think Microsoft is doing too much with Windows 8.

    I have to say Windows 8 is (mostly) great on tablets and pretty great on laptops, but in reality it's pointless on desktops. especially when you have more than one monitor.

    The future of Windows really doesn't work on destops. Unless it's those star-trek like touchscreen systems
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Honestly? I do kind of think Microsoft is doing too much with Windows 8.

    I have to say Windows 8 is (mostly) great on tablets and pretty great on laptops, but in reality it's pointless on desktops. especially when you have more than one monitor.

    The future of Windows really doesn't work on destops. Unless it's those star-trek like touchscreen systems
    For some reason it works perfectly fine on my non touch screen monitor, and I personally have never needed or wanted two monitors, but I can understand some professionals having the need for them. I very seldom even have more than one window open at a time unless I'm copying or moving files.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have 3 monitors on my main desktop. windows 8 works pretty great for me. multiple apps/programs across multiple monitors.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    I have 3 monitors on my main desktop. windows 8 works pretty great for me. multiple apps/programs across multiple monitors.
    I have personally never used multiple monitors, but I have heard plenty of people say Windows 8 works perfectly on multiple monitors, but others not. Surely the people who say its not working for them have to be doing something wrong or there is something wrong in their hardware setup or drivers.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't know about anyone else, but using every Preview build of Windows 8 as my main OS every three to four months and then moving up to the next one was freaking exhausting! I just want to rest and enjoy it!

    But I'll totally be up for testing another Preview build of the next iteration...

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  7. #17


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    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    It would appear that Microsoft is looking to the Apple way of putting out a new upgrade every two years (10.0, 10.1, etc.). This is not a bad way of doing improvements. It will allow Microsoft to put out updates as OS X does, thus not needing the SP's.
    Apple for the last three major changes to their OS X have charged $29.95 per upgrade (Leopard, Lion, etc.) instead of the precious $139.95 giving the users a large break on cost, also allowing them an out to upgrade. If Microsoft uses this method it would be a good way of giving the folks using Windows to upgrade without breaking their bank (one of the main reason Windows user give for not upgrading).
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  8. #18


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Seems the rumors have some truth to them, at this point it's better to just stay on Windows 7 (if you're thinking about upgrading to Windows 8/Blue) and wait for Windows 9 (Beta) which will probably a lot like how Windows 7 is to Vista unless of course you want to get ahead and slowly familiarize yourself with Metro UI cause I think Metro is here to stay in Windows 9.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 302
    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    It would appear that Microsoft is looking to the Apple way of putting out a new upgrade every two years (10.0, 10.1, etc.). This is not a bad way of doing improvements. It will allow Microsoft to put out updates as OS X does, thus not needing the SP's.
    Apple for the last three major changes to their OS X have charged $29.95 per upgrade (Leopard, Lion, etc.) instead of the precious $139.95 giving the users a large break on cost, also allowing them an out to upgrade. If Microsoft uses this method it would be a good way of giving the folks using Windows to upgrade without breaking their bank (one of the main reason Windows user give for not upgrading).
    Funny.. i recall the initial price of Windows 8 being $40. Even 4 months later i bought a full Windows 8 Pro($199 value) for $15(another $15 to get it on DVD, which i'll install at a later date).
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  10. #20


    Posts : 302
    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post
    Seems the rumors have some truth to them, at this point it's better to just stay on Windows 7 (if you're thinking about upgrading to Windows 8/Blue) and wait for Windows 9 (Beta) which will probably a lot like how Windows 7 is to Vista unless of course you want to get ahead and slowly familiarize yourself with Metro UI cause I think Metro is here to stay in Windows 9.
    I really do hope they put out a 'sweet spot' must-have hi-res touchscreen monitor at a reasonable price. That alone, would go a long ways towards converting a lot of people on the fence. It needs to be hi-res though (2560X1440) to give people the incentive to upgrade their old monitor. Touch alone will not do it.
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