Microsoft skips Windows 9, its now Windows 10

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  1. GhostXL

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    At least they took start8 and put it in windows 10.

    I'd not be surprised if stardock has something to say about it. Looks the exact same.

    About Forza....Different steering wheel covers! Collect em all!
     
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    What benefit does start8 have over classic-shell? (I seriously don't know)
     
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    I don't like either, I use SiB, much more polished and has a much more integrated real feel than the others
     
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    Windows 10 looks like a very ambitious project. Would explain why they are only "looking" at a release date before the end of 2015. Making statements like windows is out of touch with today without backing it up adds up to what is referred to as nothing but fluff, ie. filler.

    Instead of auto-detecting when a keyboard is disconnected, the switching should be a user initiated command prior to disconnecting the keyboard. That way nothing funky happens when switching out keyboards.
     

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    A lot, fully customizable streamlined win 7 superbar that does exactly what Microsoft claims windows 10 does. You can use Metro tiles just like this, and change size etc.

    And it's done it since windows 8 day one.
     
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    upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 9 wouldnt have been much, but 7->10, woah 3 full generations of OS upgrade!
     
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    Nobody has expected the Spanish Inquisition!

    But seriously, these look like some great news. And there's a feature I've been waiting for - windowed WinRT (aka Metro) apps. This means developers will be able to easily (and cheaply) make good looking, fast-performing apps, which can be at low cost ported to Windows phones and tablets.

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
     
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    More rubbish from the worlds biggest Bull SH*TERS!

    How much moaning and complaining will commence when it's released!

    Sticking to W7, until I am required to change!
     
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    Pot / Kettle ?
     
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    Windows One Zero, should be called 'Windows Big Fat Zero'
     

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    A First Look at Windows 10
     
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    Sounds good, really good. I already like the fact that I share a lot of stuff between my desktop and nokia lumia phone trough windows 8.1, but this will bring that interconectivity to another level.
     
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    As long as old games keep working (same as they did on W7 and W8.1) it should be alright.
     
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    This news nearly killed me from laughter.
     
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    is this actually going to provide anything for Windows 7 users who have no interest in tiles and use android phones and tables?
    Reading that its all about integrating Windows devices into one OS and bringing back the classic start menu which i already have.
     

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    Well, the pronunciation of 9 (kyuu) in Japanese is similar to 'pain' (ku) ;)
     
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    Seriously? It's game-changing! As a developer of Windows apps, I can tell you that it will change the market. Developers will be able to share a lot of code between desktop and mobile apps, and you'll be able to buy (or get free) more and more apps for one device, that will work on another one without any extra cost, and they will share the settings and notifications pipeline. This demo made me consider getting a Windows-powered phone.

    Well, much of that is already possible, but seriously? Does anyone think I might convince a significant number of people to use full-screen "metro" apps? In Windows 10 they'll be running as full screen or windowed, so basically they'll work just like any other program, but faster and prettier.

    You can replace "Windows 7" with "Windows XP" and ask the same question. You're obviously not looking for an answer.
     
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    Why ?
     
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    I only purchase if its free as update other wise i won't change again i stick with windows 8.1 if not free.
     
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    I'm looking forward to Windows 10.. I feel like it will be what 8 should have been, will be like 7, what Vista should have been, will be like...
     

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