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  1. #11


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    Win 8.1 Px64


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    This is even more incredible Windows 10 forum already
    I tried to register for W10, said my UN already existed??? Apparently what they did was move W9 stuff over to 10 automatically.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    This is even more incredible Windows 10 forum already
    We've been over there for awhile now. Name was just changed today.
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  3. #13


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    This is even more incredible Windows 10 forum already
    We've been over there for awhile now. Name was just changed today.
    Wonder what everyone is doing over there, not even out yet.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by meebers View Post
    I tried to register for W10, said my UN already existed??? Apparently what they did was move W9 stuff over to 10 automatically.
    I searched your UN at 10F, but no results. Were you registered there before the change?
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Wonder what everyone is doing over there, not even out yet.
    Testing forum software, debating on the "next OS", reading scoop news articles, and playing word/pic games. You ought to check it out.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post
    Actually, Windows 9 already exists. I wrote an explanation of Window's 10 naming on another forum:

    Confirmed: Microsoft Into Numerology
    I was thinking it was to make Windows 7 sound more outdated (I.E. Windows 7 to Windows 10 sounds like a bigger jump) and also to get people talking, but it's possible I guess, after all IMF head Christine Lagarde is.

    Numerology isn't something I've really looked at in any depth, but I remember someone once saying "...it doesn't matter whether you or I believe in it, the fact is they do." So, if whoever was in charge of naming it is into numerology, do you think it was just to keep the kernel version numbering in a nice tidy sequence or because of what the number 9 represents? According to Wikipedia, Number 9 = Highest level of changes, although I've always taken 9 to mean highest levels of change, but in a bad way (such as death/destruction)?
    Is that you Eatup?

    (Edit: Silly me - I realize that I responded to someone else's reply)
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  7. #17


    I also saw this news reported on a South African tech website ..
    Windows 10 announced
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  8. #18


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post
    Actually, Windows 9 already exists. I wrote an explanation of Window's 10 naming on another forum:

    Confirmed: Microsoft Into Numerology
    Interesting!! But Windows 8.1 or as some say 8.1.1 is not that big of a change to call it Windows 9 or New OS.
    Same with Windows 10. It's just a facelift with the ability to run Metro in windowed mode. Virtual desktops have been around since Windows XP. Anyone so keen to have 4 virtual desktops need not necessarily wait for the 10 Preview. They can download a FREE utility from Microsoft right now to enable it in XP/7/8.... (it's called Desktops and is part of Microsoft Technet Sysinternals toolset).
    Hi there

    That utility doesn't work particularly well on the current Windows 8.1 -- it worked brilliantly on XP.

    Actually having Virtual desktops is fine providing background processes STILL RUN on the "non active" desktops.

    For instance some of the tiles could be dynamically updating -- say a news app - then with just a keyboard / mouse click you could "flip" to it.

    If you want to see how virtual desktops SHOULD behave - try any Linux distro !!!. You can have totally different backgrounds and programs pinned to your desktop / menu for each virtual desktop. (Up to 32 on some Linuxes !!!).

    If Windows 10 does "what it appears to do on the tin" then I'm all for it -- hopefully it will be in preview mode this week.

    I'd still also like a "Windows to Go" version or will that again be restricted to "Enterprise only" users -- however running form a portable Linux system as a VM might be a decent get around - SSD's are cheap enough now to use this type of application sensibly.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #19


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post
    Actually, Windows 9 already exists. I wrote an explanation of Window's 10 naming on another forum:

    Confirmed: Microsoft Into Numerology

    I thought they picked Windows "10" because "9" was not far enough away from "8".
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  10. #20


    Posts : 120
    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass


    It's just good marketing: they distance themselves from Windows 8 and at the same time they generate more buzz by using a name that (almost?) no one was expecting.
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