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Windows Blue poised to become Windows 8.1

  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    It'll be in Blue. By 9 it'll be gone. A lot of productivity apps will be written by then.
    Wanna put $20 on this? I guarantee our current plethora of classic desktop apps will still be used, and functional in Windows 9 or whatever the next major release is after 8.
    Perhaps I spoke too soon, but let's say by 10.1 as Vlad stated. I was just hoping it'll be before I leave this planet. I'm getting up there in age.

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Microsoft officials supposedly have decided on the final name for Windows Blue. The final decision, one of my sources told me, is that it will be Windows 8.1.

    The client version of Blue, codenamed Windows Blue, is a refresh of Windows 8. It is expected to be released to manufacturing around August of this year. As I've blogged a few times, Microsoft is planning to position Blue as part of the Windows 8 wave, not as Windows 9.


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    Windows Blue poised to become Windows 8.1 | Microsoft - CNET News

    I just got back from reading several articles at ZDnet, who spearhead all efforts to make MS have some sense, they mostly hate Windows 8 there, and despise the idea that Windows Blue will have No Desktop.

    Windows 8 is as far as I will go, I'll accept it because I can put the desktop things I want back in. But if the next MS OS has no desktop, well I can't use that.

    The Metro thing should have been put into a tablet-only system, Windows 8 for Desktops should have been a stand alone desktop, with no Metro.

    I had no opinion on this, until I tried to get productivity out of just the Metro interface. I can't do my work, maybe in a year the apps I use will be ported to Tiles interface but as it stands, there is nothing for me in the Microsoft Store.
    There's a Desktop in Windows Blue.... Have you disregarded ALL the screenshots with the new build version that are on said Desktop?

    Paranoia and fear....
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  3. #33


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    They took the start menu away, next step, remove the taskbar and have all desktop apps open full screen. Everything will appear to be running from Metro. Then brace your self for the second round of OMG what were they thinking.
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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chiumiento View Post
    So is this going to be an update. Or is this going to be a big giant payed upgrade.
    Time will tell us, but I believe that it's gonna be a free upgrade. The kernel has changed, so we can't call it an update or service pack.
    We had to pay from 6.0 to 6.1 and then pay again to 6.2 so yeah, if you ask me, we will have to pay for 6.3.

    Even compared to OSX, you pay from 10.6 to 10.7 and pay again to 10.8.

    Time will tell, sooner or later, tym vil tel.
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  5. #35


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    I just got back from reading several articles at ZDnet, who spearhead all efforts to make MS have some sense, they mostly hate Windows 8 there, and despise the idea that Windows Blue will have No Desktop.

    Windows 8 is as far as I will go, I'll accept it because I can put the desktop things I want back in. But if the next MS OS has no desktop, well I can't use that.

    The Metro thing should have been put into a tablet-only system, Windows 8 for Desktops should have been a stand alone desktop, with no Metro.

    I had no opinion on this, until I tried to get productivity out of just the Metro interface. I can't do my work, maybe in a year the apps I use will be ported to Tiles interface but as it stands, there is nothing for me in the Microsoft Store.
    There's a Desktop in Windows Blue.... Have you disregarded ALL the screenshots with the new build version that are on said Desktop?

    Paranoia and fear....
    Ha ha, you're right.

    I believe the Desktop has more attention in Blue even if it didn't get some discovered improvements yet... the Desktop tile can be made even bigger and that means only one thing: the desktop is there to stay.

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  6. #36


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    I attended a Microsoft-sponsored programming seminar today, and pretty much the exact words to come out of the Developer Evangelist's mouth were "The desktop isn't going anywhere, and desktop apps are still first-class citizens."

    You should have seen her rather humorous way of addressing the "lack" of the Start button ... she started kind of screaming and said, "Oh my god! Aughghghghghghghghghghghgh..." Then she explained how the Start screen is one giant Start button. It's not really gone (at least, that's how I see it, too).
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  7. #37


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    I haven't missed the start menu. But i would like a "pop up" search pane so I don't get popped out of my app or desktop.
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  8. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
    I attended a Microsoft-sponsored programming seminar today, and pretty much the exact words to come out of the Developer Evangelist's mouth were "The desktop isn't going anywhere, and desktop apps are still first-class citizens."

    You should have seen her rather humorous way of addressing the "lack" of the Start button ... she started kind of screaming and said, "Oh my god! Aughghghghghghghghghghghgh..." Then she explained how the Start screen is one giant Start button. It's not really gone (at least, that's how I see it, too).
    That's pretty much the reaction of several H8ers out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
    You should have seen her rather humorous way of addressing the "lack" of the Start button ... she started kind of screaming and said, "Oh my god! Aughghghghghghghghghghghgh..." Then she explained how the Start screen is one giant Start button. It's not really gone (at least, that's how I see it, too).
    What makes '...one giant Start Button...' better than the small one that existed previously? Is it just for the finger painters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
    You should have seen her rather humorous way of addressing the "lack" of the Start button ... she started kind of screaming and said, "Oh my god! Aughghghghghghghghghghghgh..." Then she explained how the Start screen is one giant Start button. It's not really gone (at least, that's how I see it, too).
    What makes '...one giant Start Button...' better than the small one that existed previously? Is it just for the finger painters?
    What made the smaller one better than the new?
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