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    Microsoft to merge Windows platforms into one unified OS


    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed the company will merge all of its major versions of Windows into a single operating system that will be compatible across all devices.

    This move had already been hinted at in April during the company’s Build developers conference in San Francisco, California, where it announced tools for universal Windows apps. This is good news for developers who will be able to use these tools to create apps compatible with Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox in one go.
    Microsoft to merge Windows platforms into one unified OS - Digital Life - Digital Life | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service
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    In addition:

    Is Microsoft building a single version of Windows that will run on phones, tablets, PCs and gaming consoles? Nope. Here's a refresher as to what really is happening.
    What 'one Windows' really means (and doesn't) | ZDNet
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    And still, what we have is actually different than what ms is saying or other people are explaining - we have one os with the same GUI, which is really bad, and one core doesnt mean much, as versions for different architectures has different programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    And still, what we have is actually different than what ms is saying or other people are explaining - we have one os with the same GUI, which is really bad, and one core doesnt mean much, as versions for different architectures has different programs.
    Yeah but that same App from the App store should work on your Windows Phone and your RT tablet and your Windows PC. You'll also have the same GUI across all devices. The user experience will be very close to the same across all devices. You still won't be able to run your desktop software on your Phone or RT device but that's the nature of the beast. Office will be fully ported to Metro and likely some other Microsoft software too. It looks like you may get your "Start Menu" back too, if that's what you want. It's not something I need or want so hopefully its an option that can be disabled.
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    Actually i dont really believe in ms, there is many really good free alternative start menu programs, but even then its not the case for, its hundreds of other things, that makes windows dumber. Its funny, it looks like "dumb and dumber to" is a story of gates and balmer
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