Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Feb 2013 12:33 UTC
Windows "The public preview, first reported by win8china, will launch within the next few months, allowing existing Windows 8 users to test and provide feedback before Microsoft readies the final version of Windows Blue. We understand that Microsoft is aiming to only have one preview release for Blue. Features are still being prepared for Blue, but one of the biggest changes is an improvement to the search charm functionality." Whatever. Windows Blue needs to address two things: application loading times and in-application performance, and the Mail application. Everything else is fluff.
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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by malxau on Sun 24th Feb 2013 23:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
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I kind of miss the XP days, when we were only getting a new version every 6-7 years...

Note what happened prior to XP: between 1998 and 2001 we had 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP - five releases, four years.

What Vista really represented was accumulating all of that change into one very disruptive release rather than issuing change incrementally. Staying on XP represented the "calm before the storm" as it were.

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