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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To MIcrosoft:
by darknexus on Fri 30th Nov 2012 14:11 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Dear Microsoft, you aren't Apple. Stop trying to pretend you are.
Joking aside, I hope Microsoft realizes what this means. They'll have to work much faster and also charge a lot less for their upgrades, if they're going to charge anything at all. The average price of a Windows upgrade, leaving promotional discounts aside for the moment, is $80 to $130 US depending on the edition. People won't pay that yearly.
Everything about Microsoft lately screams out that they're trying to emulate Apple without the slightest idea how to actually go about it. Microsoft, you are better than this. Don't be Apple, be *better* than Apple.

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RE: To MIcrosoft:
by Lennie on Sun 2nd Dec 2012 19:33 in reply to "To MIcrosoft:"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

My guess is: the upgrade will have a lower price for the first few months.

Isn't Windows 8 also less expensive the first couple of months ?

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