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Windows 9 Should Be Completely Free, Analyst Believes

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    I heard something on some show that there might not even be a 8.2 now, and just go right to 9.

    OK whatever, as long as a full ISO is available for direct download this time and not that crazy deal we had to go through last time from 8 to 8.1.

    And yeah, MS will be fine again, as long as the GUI is selectable for NON touch desktop/Laptops Hell even a selecting of weather you want metro look, or the "old" W7 look would be fine. I have always used windows as my OS of choice.

    The way I use my laptop as a desktop replacement with my 27" external monitor now, I have W8.1 "customized" to my useability with the usual suspect 3rd party stuff as it is, I see nothing metro, even removed ALL the tiles except the desktop one.
    I have also read on the net that also, M$ does not want the win8 reputation on 8.2 to follow it. I think 8.2 will never see the light of day even 8.1 has a bad reputation as I have read it has only 25 million users and it is free to 8 users.

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    I heard something on some show that there might not even be a 8.2 now, and just go right to 9.

    OK whatever, as long as a full ISO is available for direct download this time and not that crazy deal we had to go through last time from 8 to 8.1.

    And yeah, MS will be fine again, as long as the GUI is selectable for NON touch desktop/Laptops Hell even a selecting of weather you want metro look, or the "old" W7 look would be fine. I have always used windows as my OS of choice.

    The way I use my laptop as a desktop replacement with my 27" external monitor now, I have W8.1 "customized" to my useability with the usual suspect 3rd party stuff as it is, I see nothing metro, even removed ALL the tiles except the desktop one.
    I have also read on the net that also, M$ does not want the win8 reputation on 8.2 to follow it. I think 8.2 will never see the light of day even 8.1 has a bad reputation as I have read it has only 25 million users and it is free to 8 users.
    Yeah but seems now they talk about some "8.1 Update 1", so who knows what's next.

    Whatever comes out there will still be 2 camps waiting to see if what they want is there, the one that loves that "metro flat look" and one that wants the old GUI back.

    As I said it would be all good to just have a selectable GUI for the hardware you will be using, ie desktop, laptop, or some phone. I use a laptop, don't need a tablet, or a cell/smart phone (too expensive to have when you don't call anybody or call you) so in my case I don't much like the "modern metro" but for those that use one of the small touch screen items its more a functional issue than looks, so I can see where its better suited for them.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    I heard something on some show that there might not even be a 8.2 now, and just go right to 9.

    OK whatever, as long as a full ISO is available for direct download this time and not that crazy deal we had to go through last time from 8 to 8.1.

    And yeah, MS will be fine again, as long as the GUI is selectable for NON touch desktop/Laptops Hell even a selecting of weather you want metro look, or the "old" W7 look would be fine. I have always used windows as my OS of choice.

    The way I use my laptop as a desktop replacement with my 27" external monitor now, I have W8.1 "customized" to my useability with the usual suspect 3rd party stuff as it is, I see nothing metro, even removed ALL the tiles except the desktop one.
    I have also read on the net that also, M$ does not want the win8 reputation on 8.2 to follow it. I think 8.2 will never see the light of day even 8.1 has a bad reputation as I have read it has only 25 million users and it is free to 8 users.
    Yeah but seems now they talk about some "8.1 Update 1", so who knows what's next.

    Whatever comes out there will still be 2 camps waiting to see if what they want is there, the one that loves that "metro flat look" and one that wants the old GUI back.

    As I said it would be all good to just have a selectable GUI for the hardware you will be using, ie desktop, laptop, or some phone. I use a laptop, don't need a tablet, or a cell/smart phone (too expensive to have when you don't call anybody or call you) so in my case I don't much like the "modern metro" but for those that use one of the small touch screen items its more a functional issue than looks, so I can see where its better suited for them.
    The 8.1 Update 1 I bet is going to include the Cortana AI software that will coincide with its release on Windows Phone 8.1, which also will be released in the same time frame as Update 1.

    Remember, it's not just Windows on the PC anymore, it's both PC and Phone now with Xbox added in the mix.
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Remember, it's not just Windows on the PC anymore, it's both PC and Phone now with Xbox added in the mix.
    What you're saying is true and correct, but oh man did the internet used to rule in about ~2002 (give or take) and before that, when there were no phones or Facebook on the net and people would use IRC to chat + do their dirty works. lol
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Remember, it's not just Windows on the PC anymore, it's both PC and Phone now with Xbox added in the mix.
    What you're saying is true and correct, but oh man did the internet used to rule in about ~2002 (give or take) and before that, when there were no phones or Facebook on the net and people would use IRC to chat + do their dirty works. lol
    Things were better when there were no stupid snapchat, instagram, tinder, facebook, etc on the interwebs and none of those dumb apps on smartphones. That was actually a reason why I liked Windows Phone when it first came out, no stupid idiotic social media apps like instagram....

    By the way, that's an AWESOME user profile name and pic!
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  6. #26


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    viktik


    $ 20 to 40 would be the best price for windows 9.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    By the way, that's an AWESOME user profile name and pic!
    Thanks! I didn't receive my video card in specs from Newegg yet (coming Tuesday), so I have been Haloing it in multiplayer like crazy lately, which works surprisingly well on the Q965/Q963 Intel integrated graphics.
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