Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Nov 2012 11:55 UTC
Windows I'm back from my vacation to the US, the jetlag has mostly passed, so back to OSNews it is! So, Windows 8 has been out for only a little while, and we're already moving on to the next 'version' of Windows. Version is between quotation marks, because unlike previous releases, this doesn't appear to be the a monolithic single release. Instead, Windows Blue, as it's currently codenamed, is more of a procedural change than a technical change: Windows is moving to yearly releases for all devices - PC, tablet, phone.
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by bolomkxxviii on Fri 30th Nov 2012 13:33 UTC
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So Windows8 will be like Windows Phone 7? If you buy into it you will be left behind? I am sure developers will be thrilled to have to change SDKs yearly. Also, Microsoft rarely gets a new OS right the first time (see Windows95, WindowsME, Vista). Now we will have a new OS yearly? What will that do for businesses? While this yearly plan might work for Apple, the PC world is much more complex with many more players. I doubt this will go smoothly.

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by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Nov 2012 14:01 in reply to "problems"
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Pity they got 7 and 8 right first time, the whole idea is smaller more agile releases.

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by bnolsen on Fri 30th Nov 2012 14:15 in reply to "RE: problems"
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The idea is more revenue from a low/no growth market.

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by lindkvis on Fri 30th Nov 2012 14:30 in reply to "RE: problems"
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Pity they got 7 and 8 right first time, the whole idea is smaller more agile releases.

They didn't get 7 "right the first time". Windows 7 is Windows Vista Mark 2. It is their second attempt. There is a reason it was released just two years after Vista.

It is an excellent operating system, but it is disingenuous to claim it was a first time success.

Whether they got Windows 8 right first time remains to be seen.

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by Gone fishing on Fri 30th Nov 2012 23:01 in reply to "RE: problems"
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Pity they got 7 and 8 right first time

Lets not forget Vista

All MS operating systems are fantastic.

I wonder why everyone isn't in a rush to upgrade to the latest MS operating system I expect they are idiots.

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RE: problems
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 4th Dec 2012 23:31 in reply to "problems"
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You make no OS every year means that developers are left behind? That is now how APIs work.

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