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Windows 'Threshold' tech preview around late September

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    Windows 'Threshold' tech preview around late September


    Microsoft is aiming to deliver a "technology preview" of its Windows "Threshold" operating system by late September or early October, according to multiple sources of mine who asked not to be named.

    And in a move that signals where Microsoft is heading on the "servicability" front, those who install the tech preview will need to agree to have subsequent monthly updates to it pushed to them automatically, sources added.

    Threshold is the next major version of Windows that is expected to be christened "Windows 9" when it is made available in the spring of 2015. Threshold is expected to include a number of new features that are aimed at continuing to improve Windows' usability on non-touch devices and by those using mice and keyboards alongside touch.

    Update: One of my contacts who has provided accurate information on Windows in the past said the Threshold tech preview will be public and available to all those interested.
    Read more at: Microsoft to deliver Windows 'Threshold' tech preview around late September | ZDNet

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    I dislike reading they plan on getting rid of the Charms bar.

    Maybe someone can write "CharmsIsBack" application

    I don't care about it on my desktop. BUT, on my Windows 8.1 tablet, it makes Windows VERY usable and even desirable on a tablet. I have grown to use it a lot over the last 2 years on different tablets.

    I hope whatever they replace it with will still make Windows useful on a tablet.
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    Looks like M$ is planing different install modes for desktops without touch screens and other devices where touch screen if default input device so I imagine that Charms bar will be left on those as there's most useful.
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    Sure hope they get it right...
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    Me too, but I have a feeling your "right" and my "right" are totally different. If we're lucky, maybe we'll both get what we want?
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    That would be acceptable.
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    I'm all for options as long as they are in fact "options" as in optional and can be turned on or off".
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm all for options as long as they are in fact "options" as in optional and can be turned on or off".
    I was just bout to say same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm all for options as long as they are in fact "options" as in optional and can be turned on or off".
    Making these with a setting would be nice, not having to do a registry hack to turn things off
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