Microsoft’s launch of Windows 10 will likely take place in late July, according to AMD. During AMD’s latest earnings call last week, president and CEO Lisa Su revealed the launch timing for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Answering a question on inventory plans, Su said, “With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up.”
That seems awfully early considering the stories you hear on Twitter about Windows 10’s current state.
Tom as Dogbert in 6 months.
If it happens again, it seems that Microsoft can not learn with their own mistakes. I played with Windows 8 on release day, and despite the stable desktop part of OS, the Metro part was clearly unfinished. Let’s hope they do better this time.
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I mean, seriously– With all the bloggers out there, the best reference for how Windows 10 is doing is TWITTER??!
Build 1049 seems “OK”, but a bit difficult to navigate– They’re halfway between the “old” way and the “new” way. Finding the bluetooth settings, for instance, nearly drove me crazy. I had to use the start menu search– unfortunately, start menu search also searches Bing, and if there’s a way to turn that off post-install, I could’t find it (doesn’t mean it’s not there).
You can also bring up either the Windows 7 control panel, or the Windows 10 control panel– and they’re not the same interface(s).
Still though, this is really Windows 8.3. It’s barely worth the .0 that inevitably brings pain. They’re only incrementing the release version because they’re hoping people won’t associate it with Windows 8.0.
But seriously, who used Windows 3.0? Windows 95″A”? Windows 98 first edition? Windows XP before SP1 (although SP2 is when XP got good)… Or Windows ME (at all)?
In it’s current form, it’s OK for a general release, but only barely.
On the other hand, Microsoft is putting some serious resources into the development, and they’re developing at a speed almost comparable to open source.