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Microsoft’s Post-Windows 8.1 Plans: Major Update in Spring

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    Microsoft’s Post-Windows 8.1 Plans: Major Update in Spring


    Windows 8.1 is now available to everyone, but Redmond has already started the work on several other major projects aimed at its Windows consumers.

    Basically, the company is committed to a rapid release cycle similar to Apple’s, in an attempt to keep its Windows users constantly updated with new features and improved performance.

    Since Windows 8.1 is already bringing lots of improvements to Windows 8 adopters and Microsoft isn’t planning to launch service packs anymore, the company is said to be working on a new major update that could see daylight in spring 2014.
    Microsoft?s Post-Windows 8.1 Plans: Major Update in Spring, Windows 9 in Early 2015

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    Please please please be a notification center and ability to open metro apps 50% by default.
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    MS is "pulling out all the stops" in its efforts to annoy its core users.

    Seems like businesses will be skipping W9 (in addition to W8 & W8.1).

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    Anybody know what GDR stands for?
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    There is something to look forward to. They are making an os for phones and tablets. What a surprise.

    Windows 9 is said to continue improvements ? for the Modern ? UI, while also pushing the app store merger we told you about to a new level. Touch will be the main focus and so will be options and features that would improve functionality on tablets and smartphones.
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    @Alpha
    GDR = General Distribution Release
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    Assuming (or hoping) this 8.2 update would make W8 usable, why would anyone switch to W8 when W9 is around the corner?

    And is it the future to botch up an OS and to take 2 years to make it usable (if that is what they do at all)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetroho View Post
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    Ah OK, thank you.
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    Ah, 8.2 will fix the "fixes" in the 8.1, i guess it's code name will be "Duct tape".
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    Rumor has it, 8.2 will make the Surface 2 waterproof.
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