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Once again, Microsoft has no idea what they're doing.

 

 

Windows 7 is going to become the new XP. Nobody is going to want to drop it.

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Wow, if those are legitimate screenshots, Microsoft has completely lost its mind. Windows Nein looks like a chimera, some kind of genetic mix up of Windows 7 and Windows Ate.

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They bring back the old start menu, make it more customizable than before (looking at the leaked videos and information), AND make it free for Windows 8 users, yet people still complain. Unbelievable.

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They bring back the old start menu

In it's worst possible form.

 

 

 

make it more customizable than before (looking at the leaked videos and information)

 

They had to, or people would complain it still looks like Windows 8.

 

 

 

AND make it free for Windows 8 users, yet people still complain. 

Yeah, that's bad. They're taking a mobile approach to their desktop operating system again.

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Yeah, that's bad. They're taking a mobile approach to their desktop operating system again.

 

 

The only reason that Windows isn't completely dead on the desktop is that there is no viable alternative. That's why tablet and smartphone usage has exploded. I wonder if MS will now announce a cut off date after which Windows 7 will no longer be supported.

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Once again, Microsoft has no idea what they're doing.

 

 

Windows 7 is going to become the new XP. Nobody is going to want to drop it.

 

You have no idea how correct you are on this sir, I personally know of a few people in the IT industry who are HOARDING windows 7 licenses for new machines and recycling licenses from old machines going out of service. I myself have a few windows 7 pro licenses which I am not using just incase I have a need to add a machine.

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Once again, Microsoft has no idea what they're doing.

 

 

Windows 7 is going to become the new XP. Nobody is going to want to drop it.

 

I bought an XP licencse when I bought a new machine.  I have an old gameport yoke and pedal set, so I need XP to use it, thanks to Microsoft's dropping of gameport support after XP.

 

So, I'm happy to run XP and will do so as long as I can.  Who needs a great big telephone on their desk, anyway?

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How come this mentality seems to only get applied to MS. No one ever says this about Ubi/EA etc games, trash release after release and people keep pre-ordering while telling themselves 'Maybe they got it right this time'.

 

I love this comment. I did exactly the same thing with MSFS from FS5 to FS2000. I absolutely hated FS5. It had the worst graphics in flight simulation history, and yet I ordered FS5.1......and then FS95.....and then FS98.....and then FS2000. Seriously, how dumb could I possibly get? I was disappointed with every single one of them.

 

I finally gave up, and concentrated on the Flight Unlimited series. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Flight Unlimited 3 (plus the FU2 San Francisco scenery) between 1999 and 2008 (both flying and upgrading), and only returned to the MSFS series when I purchased FSX in October 2008 (after purchasing a new Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 powered PC).

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LOL - unlike most I feel that this is a good thing.  Especially if 9 has the Controller Dropout fix.

 

Jeez

 

jja

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Windows 7 will no longer be supported.

Already announced as sometime next year. I can never figure out their roadmap.

 

There was Windows 98, then they brought out Me to cash in on the New Millennium, which went down like a ton of bricks. Then they brought out one the most stable platforms, XP, which still refuses to die a death, and then tried to kill that with Vista. Again, when we once more have a rock-solid platform W7, they are at it again.

 

Like Linux731 has so aptly stated, it will become the new XP.

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Already announced as sometime next year. I can never figure out their roadmap.

 

There was Windows 98, then they brought out Me to cash in on the New Millennium, which went down like a ton of bricks. Then they brought out one the most stable platforms, XP, which still refuses to die a death, and then tried to kill that with Vista. Again, when we once more have a rock-solid platform W7, they are at it again.

 

Like Linux731 has so aptly stated, it will become the new XP.

 

Well, following your logic then Windows 9 should be the new XP (98>Me, XP>Vista, 7>8, and 9 the next stable one ;))..... Anyway, I really don't understand all the hate. I personally really like Windows 8, I have an amazing performance with it, and I'm looking forward to the new one..

 

Cheers!

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Ok. So, not only are they giving W9 for FREE, they are also copying Apple's Fifth Avenue iconic store. For a company that was once ruled by a guy that wouldn't allow his kids spend any of his billion dollar fortune on an Apple product, they are really looking up at Apple like Apple are GOD. 

 

I am curious to see what Microsoft have done with Windows 9, if they have done anything at all...it looks to me that they have blatantly ripped off the Windows 8.1 design and put a 9 on the software name instead of 8.1. 

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Ok. So, not only are they giving W9 for FREE, they are also copying Apple's Fifth Avenue iconic store. For a company that was once ruled by a guy that wouldn't allow his kids spend any of his billion dollar fortune on an Apple product, they are really looking up at Apple like Apple are GOD. 

 

I am curious to see what Microsoft have done with Windows 9, if they have done anything at all...it looks to me that they have blatantly ripped off the Windows 8.1 design and put a 9 on the software name instead of 8.1. 

From what I have heard, there are virtual desktops, start menu, cortana integration(if you have a windows phone you would know what cortana is), ability to run Modern apps in a window. I hear the upgrade price from 7 to 9 is $30.

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Who has a Windows phone?

I have one, but I don't have a clue what that cortana thing might be -_-

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I have one, but I don't have a clue what that cortana thing might be -_-

 

Do you get a BSOD part way through your phone calls?

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Do you get a BSOD part way through your phone calls?

Nope.

Just did a little research on Cortana, sounds similar to Apple's Siri, nothing that I'd really like to use anyway

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I mainly use Ubuntu but still boot win8.1 to compile my stuff and for FSX. (FSX on Wine still has it's problems)

 

A recent update broke my Windows-Tabs app and I guess this will break my win7 style menu app... I better uninstall

those before or dismiss win9 at all as it looks like pure crap.-

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Dunno about all this trashing. I really enjoy my Windows 8.1. I stuck a new start menu button on it, so for all practicle purposes, it looks like W7. However, I really like the look of it. The tiles are very usefull to me.. Menus, Finance etc. A breath of fresh air. I have W7 on my older laptop, but end up with my W8 one. Roll on Windows 9.

 

Move with the times, guys. We all know that FS9 is/was regarded as the XP of sims. FSX is regarded as the Vista, & P3D the Windows 7/8!

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