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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Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Sun 24th Feb 2013 15:17 UTC
Wafflez
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2011-06-26

Windows 9 already? Soon Microsoft will hit Windows 94 and there will be some confusion.

And what's with this version craze? Not so long ago I remember using Firefox 3.6, yesterday wanted to use one extension and went to download Firefox — Firefox 19. What the hell.

Edited 2013-02-24 15:19 UTC

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by Nelson on Sun 24th Feb 2013 16:10 in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I don't think it'll be called Windows 9, they've sunk too much money too recently into making Windows 8 familiar in the household.

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by WorknMan on Sun 24th Feb 2013 23:10 in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
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2005-11-13

Windows 9 already? Soon Microsoft will hit Windows 94 and there will be some confusion.


I kind of miss the XP days, when we were only getting a new version every 6-7 years. If they start releasing every year or two, I've got to constantly worry about whether all of my apps and drivers will still work, if I want to stay current. And most new features that they add, I either have in 3rd party apps already, or I just end up turning off.

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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by malxau on Sun 24th Feb 2013 23:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
malxau Member since:
2005-12-04

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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