Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Aug 2014 20:17 UTC

Microsoft is aiming to deliver a "technology preview" of its Windows "Threshold" operating system by late September or early October, according to multiple sources of mine who asked not to be named.

And in a move that signals where Microsoft is heading on the "servicability" front, those who install the tech preview will need to agree to have subsequent monthly updates to it pushed to them automatically, sources added.

I'm excited about this 'Windows 9', because experience has taught us that Windows releases follow an up-down-up-down pattern. Windows Vista was down, 7 was up, 8 was down, so hopefully 9 will be up again. The rumoured changes are all positive, but it's not like Microsoft does not have a history of over-promising and under-delivering.

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by shakeshuck on Sat 16th Aug 2014 23:41 UTC
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experience has taught us that Windows releases follow an up-down-up-down pattern

Thom, I think you may be suffering from Apophenia (

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RE: up-down-up-down
by quackalist on Sun 17th Aug 2014 00:22 in reply to "up-down-up-down"
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Hardly think the up/down nature of windows OS's is as random as you seem to think.

Other than that, I actually quite like Win 8. as long as I totally ignore the metro horror. Not that I'm anticipating anything worth the bother with 9. It seems a long time since anything was worth paying monies to upgrade with windows. It's more stable and more secure since XP but no great WOW factor you'd miss if, for whatever, if you had to use it again. Which I did as a VM a few months back for giggles.

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