Windows Blue shall be named Windows 8.1

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    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
     
  2. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Starting to sound like Apple with OS 10.X
     
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    h0d Member Guru

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    Windows 8 ... It shall be pronounced Windows hate :D
     
  4. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Or Windows 3.1
     

  5. IPlayNaked

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

    Ever.
     
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    makaveli316 Member Guru

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  8. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    So this is a Service Pack? Are Microsoft actually going to have the audacity to ask money for this then?
     
  9. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Well they aren't giving it away for free. :nerd:
     
  10. IPlayNaked

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    Says who?
     

  11. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Nothing is certain for the time being. Given 8's reception I don't think they'll be charging for it.
     
  12. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    The internet.
     
  13. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    We are The Internet. Resistance is futile! :pc1:
     
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    wouldnt it be funny if it would include a start button ? :D
     
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    You are pushing it too far ;)
     

  16. PhazeDelta1

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    Yeah. But I seriously doubt Microsoft is going to cave in to the vocal minority.
     
  17. IPlayNaked

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    Don't really see the internet saying that, actually. In fact, if anything, I see the internet saying its going to be free.
     
  18. Andrés

    Andrés Ancient Guru

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    So that's the new service pack naming convention!.
     
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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).

    deltatux
     
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    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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