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    Windows 9 Could Kill Metro Completely, Unify Tablet, Mobil


    It appears that Microsoft could use the upcoming version of its software to unify the two mobile operating systems it currently supports, so tablets and mobile phones could be powered by the same software.

    A report by UnwiredView.com claims that Microsoft’s recently announced reorganization represented one step forward towards a unique operating system that could be installed on both mobile phones and tablets released next year.

    Even though it sounds fairly impossible, word is that Microsoft could even abandon the Metro UI in the next Windows Phone version, or at least get a major redesign that would make it more user-friendly.
    Windows 9 Could Kill Metro Completely, Unify Tablet, Mobile OSes ? Report

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    It appears that Microsoft could use the upcoming version of its software to unify the two mobile operating systems it currently supports, so tablets and mobile phones could be powered by the same software.
    Like ubuntu?
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    I don't see a word mentioned about desktop users who don't like 8 or 8.1 in its current format. Microsoft needs to remember who "brung" them to the dance and it wasn't the phone or tablet users.
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    That could be very unfortunate. MS could take advantage of all the work Linus and Mark have done and use their vast resources to beat them to market

    With China Unicom and Verizon on board , ubuntu could offer a real alternative to the closed proprietary peddlers. That would be a massive gain for the consumers. Let's see if Ballmer manages to shut them out.


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    There's no chance metro will be eliminated. Touch is widespread in new desktop devices like "all-in-ones" and touchscreen pcs. Touch computing is not going to disappear, which means that WinRT is not going to disappear.

    The fact that Windows 7 will still be supported, for at least 7 more years, ... everyone should chill about Win32.
    The typical desktop UI will continue to be needed and widely used since touch is not practical for work.
    Touch may be ok for presentation devices, but for cubicle work, it is not.
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    My guess is they plan on killing the desktop environment on the tablet and make it more like a phone. That will make it a big phone that can't make phone calls. I wonder if those "tablets" are RT devices or 8 devices. It would kind of make sense for RT devices to kill off the desktop environment as its basically useless anyway and run everything from one interface, similar to a phone.
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    Microsoft may merge Windows Phone and tablets OSes -- what happens to Windows?

    A rumor making the rounds says that Microsoft will combine Windows Phone and its tablet operating systems by 2015, in much the way Apple has a united phone/tablet operating system. That makes sense. But what then happens to Windows?
    The Russian Web site Mobile-Review claims that Windows Phone 9, tenatively scheduled for release in 2015, will be a complete re-think of a mobile operating system, and will be designed for both tablets and smartphones.

    If Microsoft does unite its smartphone and tablet operating systems, where does that leave Windows? Will Microsoft see the light and once again turn it into an operating system primarily designed for traditional computers rather than tablets?
    I certainly hope so. The issue is not just that Windows 8 is awkward to use on traditional computers without touch screens. It's also that the operating system is getting dumbed down, particularly the apps written for it. I've looked at countless Windows 8 apps and have been thoroughly underwhelmed. They lack the power and sophistication of desktop apps, because they're designed to be quick-and-easy touch apps for tablets, not deep-dive applications for desktops and laptops.
    That hurts Microsoft, because one of Windows' greatest strengths has been its massive ecosystem of powerful applications. By pushing developers to create simple, lightweight apps, that strength goes away.
    Microsoft may merge Windows Phone and tablets OSes -- what happens to Windows? | Computerworld Blogs
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    Preston thinks it will happen in w9 in 2015. It's possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Preston thinks it will happen in w9 in 2015. It's possible.
    I wish it could happen sooner the marrying of tablet and desktops is not working.
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    What gives? It doesn't sound appealing to me at all, if the desktop is not even mentioned...
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