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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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Fri 30th Nov 2012 15:29 UTC
Stephen!
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2007-11-24

Windows is moving to yearly releases for all devices - PC, tablet, phone.


Assuming Microsoft's tablets and phones are even around long enough to require yearly updates.

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by helf on Fri 30th Nov 2012 15:51 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Why the pessimism? MS's phones are doing relatively well and you have a behemoth that has the cash to blow that desperately WANTS the devices and OS to succeed. It isn't going anywhere anytime soon (besides possibly gaining some more market share, that is ;) ).

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by TemporalBeing on Fri 30th Nov 2012 19:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
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2007-08-22

Why the pessimism? MS's phones are doing relatively well and you have a behemoth that has the cash to blow that desperately WANTS the devices and OS to succeed. It isn't going anywhere anytime soon (besides possibly gaining some more market share, that is ;) ).


MS may have a lot of cash, but they also have a fairly large business that eats through that cash pretty quickly.

I'd estimate that if they didn't sell Windows or Office for 2 years, they'd be out of money.

Just look at their financials and how dependent they are on the sales of those two products.

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by Soulbender on Sat 1st Dec 2012 07:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

and you have a behemoth that has the cash to blow that desperately WANTS the devices and OS to succeed


Wanting is not the same as being able to ;)

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