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Windows Blue shall be named Windows 8.1
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Default Windows Blue shall be named Windows 8.1 - 04-03-2013, 14:44 | posts: 21,306 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley heard rumors that Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 update will be called Windows 8.1. The software giant will not focus on the version number though, the top-level brand...

Windows Blue shall be named Windows 8.1
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 15:18 | posts: 4,900 | Location: London

Starting to sound like Apple with OS 10.X
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 15:20 | posts: 188 | Location: Québec

Windows 8 ... It shall be pronounced Windows hate
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 15:20 | posts: 6,888 | Location: Dubai

Or Windows 3.1
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 15:41 | posts: 6,559

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Starting to sound like Apple with OS 10.X
Yeah, it's not like software has ever been named X.Y before that.

Ever.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 16:59 | posts: 140 | Location: Freiburg, Germany

I will upgrade for 5 bucks, maybe 10, but just maybe.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 17:02 | posts: 5,857 | Location: Montreal

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Yeah, it's not like software has ever been named X.Y before that.

Ever.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 17:27 | posts: 12,132 | Location: England

So this is a Service Pack? Are Microsoft actually going to have the audacity to ask money for this then?
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 17:29 | posts: 13,552 | Location: USA

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So this is a Service Pack? Are Microsoft actually going to have the audacity to ask money for this then?
Well they aren't giving it away for free.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 17:50 | posts: 6,559

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Well they aren't giving it away for free.
Says who?
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 17:54 | posts: 6,888 | Location: Dubai

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So this is a Service Pack? Are Microsoft actually going to have the audacity to ask money for this then?
Nothing is certain for the time being. Given 8's reception I don't think they'll be charging for it.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 17:56 | posts: 13,552 | Location: USA

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Says who?
The internet.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 18:01 | posts: 6,888 | Location: Dubai

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The internet.
We are The Internet. Resistance is futile!
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 18:07 | posts: 23,432 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

wouldnt it be funny if it would include a start button ?
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 18:12 | posts: 188 | Location: Québec

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wouldnt it be funny if it would include a start button ?
You are pushing it too far
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 18:13 | posts: 13,552 | Location: USA

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wouldnt it be funny if it would include a start button ?
Yeah. But I seriously doubt Microsoft is going to cave in to the vocal minority.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 18:14 | posts: 6,559

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The internet.
Don't really see the internet saying that, actually. In fact, if anything, I see the internet saying its going to be free.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 18:56 | posts: 4,522 | Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

So that's the new service pack naming convention!.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 20:44 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

I'll be enjoying Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 this year instead if Microsoft does charge for 8.1 (unless it's $15 and they can justify it).

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Default 04-03-2013, 21:11 | posts: 564 | Location: Old England

Windows Blue is a bunch of updates not just for Windows 8 but also Windows Phone 8. So somehow I seriously doubt that charges will be incurred here...
   
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I'll be enjoying Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 this year instead if Microsoft does charge for 8.1 (unless it's $15 and they can justify it).

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Is it possible to run Ubuntu with a different Desktop Environment? Can't stand the current one.
   
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Default 04-03-2013, 22:18 | posts: 11,304 | Location: Finland

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Resistance is futile!
If < 1 ohm.

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Is it possible to run Ubuntu with a different Desktop Environment? Can't stand the current one.
Yes. You can modify Ubuntu or download:
http://xubuntu.org/
http://www.kubuntu.org/

Or get something less boring and some actually good stuff, like:
http://www.freebsd.org/
   
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It better be free or I'm done with Windows in the future.
There just absolutely no way I will ever pay for service packs.
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 01:27 | posts: 60 | Location: Texas

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Yeah. But I seriously doubt Microsoft is going to cave in to the vocal minority.
vocal minority? Have you seen the estimated sales and acceptance numbers? It is hardly a "minority".
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 04:27 | posts: 82 | Location: Philippines

This Windows 8.1 looks like a service pack to me.
   
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