- 02-26-2013, 09:58 PM #30
02-27-2013, 12:45 AM #32
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They built it as W8, WP8, and Xbox for a reason. 3 screens and the cloud.
- 02-27-2013, 03:02 AM #33
- 02-27-2013, 12:31 PM #34
To me there seems to be a pattern occurring with the Winows platform. If you go back 14 years Microsoft has been releasing operating system test beds without actually discloing it. I may be completely wrong and correct me if I am, but go back to 2000 when MS released Windows ME, that to me seemed to be a test bed for Windows XP, and windows Vista a test bed for Windows 7, so with that being said, this windows blue might be the real deal. Imagine windows 8 as vista - the public are not liking it, some say its not finished ect. As much as they may be wrong (which I think they are) Microsoft probably never intended windows 8 to be its permanent new OS, that might be windows blue. I remember when Windows XP had a service pack 1 update, which brought loads of performance and stability enhances as well as some new features , in other words the current windows 8 may be another Vista or ME, because Vista was never intended to be a permanent OS, neither was ME, so Microsoft may have the basic "structure" of windows phone and windows 8, waited for the public reaction and the bug lists to come through, fix them and there we may have it. Ttwo OS for two devices that will have the same impact as Windows XP and 7, if this makes sense. Because Vista, visually is very similar to windows 7, windows 7 just looks watered down (though it isn't) but aesthetically it looks cleaner. Windows phone 7 may have also been a test OS for 8. Im may be wrong but this is what I see MS's progressing structure to be, because Microsoft, whatever product they release eventually thy have to get right.
Also it makes you wonder why Microsoft launched windows 8 and are still selling it so damn cheaply, £25 ? ! I reackon they are trying to get as many people on it as possible for the reasons mentioned above.
Last edited by Oliver Newell; 02-27-2013 at 01:23 PM.
02-28-2013, 08:09 AM #37
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I think what people are missing here is that Blue is not just a update, it's supposed to change how Microsoft works. Mary Jo Foley said Blue will stop the 3-4 year cycles on a OS and Microsoft will move more towards what we already see in mobile world. More of larger and smaller updates, more often.
You should not think Blue as Windows 9. Also it will supposedly be many updates, there's no single big Windows Blue update.
02-28-2013, 09:16 AM #38
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02-28-2013, 01:24 PM #39
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Windows Vista was a paradigm shift to 64-bit computing. It didn't run well on 32-bit hardware, but if you had 64-bit and over 4 Gigs of RAM it was great. If you notice with Windows 7 everything is basically 64-bit now.
Windows 8 I think is a test bed for a new UI, touch screen interface and so on. Whatever is Windows 9, or Blue or whatever is next, will be an evolution of that.
- 03-02-2013, 08:35 AM #41
- 03-02-2013, 08:41 AM #42
I know exactly what you are on about. In the beginning of 2008 I got an Acer laptop, think it was the Aspire 7720. Now I cant remember any of the specs because back then I wasn't computer literate but it was a high spec one, it has a built in subwoofer and the acer logo on the back used to light up white. Something tells me it was a 15 inch screen, but it ran Vista and I thought it was brilliant. One of the most reliable computers I have ever had. Like you said that must had been running some high specs because it was very stable for me. I remember thinking how much more interesting and modern it looked compared to XP.
But as regards windows 8 being the start of some new things for Microsoft I think that is definitely the case. Whether we are talking about this Blue update or windows 9, I don't think either will be a million miles apart from windows 8, aesthetically talking, what's under the bonnet may well change a lot. Microsoft has to get it right because so many people use and run windows, they have to please a wide customer base.
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