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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RE: problems
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Nov 2012 14:01 UTC 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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RE[2]: problems
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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RE[3]: problems
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Nov 2012 16:23 in reply to "RE[2]: problems"
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2009-08-18

But with smaller more agile releases there tends to be smaller number of new features in scope and that decreases the testing effort and the probability for regression to occur ... meaning more reliable releases.

It is win, win as long as the price is right.

Edited 2012-11-30 16:23 UTC

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RE[2]: problems
by lindkvis on Fri 30th Nov 2012 14:30 in reply to "RE: problems"
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2006-11-21

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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RE[3]: problems
by lucas_maximus on Fri 30th Nov 2012 16:26 in reply to "RE[2]: problems"
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2009-08-18

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.


Before Vista, there was a new Microsoft OS every two years.

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


No it isn't. The betas were bloody stable, it is also a lot more than Vista Service Pack 2 ... saying anything else isn't be fair.

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


It was pretty stable since Release Preview.

Edited 2012-11-30 16:27 UTC

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RE[2]: problems
by Gone fishing on Fri 30th Nov 2012 23:01 in reply to "RE: problems"
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2006-02-22

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.

Edited 2012-11-30 23:06 UTC

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