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#1 slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:29

where is it?


#2 Nick H.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:07

You have to be joking. Windows 8 has only been out for a month or two, with a planned relaunch very soon. There's no way you're going to see Blue until at least September by my guess. Releasing Blue now would be the equivalent to Microsoft saying, "whoops...we messed up some things with Windows 8" which will just cause all manner of..."debate."

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:32

6-12 months for the first service pack, aka blue

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:56

where is it?


Here you go, the latest on Windows Blue.

http://www.betaarchi...pic.php?t=27210

How true this is, I don't know but looks like it will be out sometime this summer as an updated version of Windows 8.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:39

You have to be joking. Windows 8 has only been out for a month or two, with a planned relaunch very soon. There's no way you're going to see Blue until at least September by my guess. Releasing Blue now would be the equivalent to Microsoft saying, "whoops...we messed up some things with Windows 8" which will just cause all manner of..."debate."


What planned relaunch? You're honestly believing the Register?

#6 CJEric

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:43

What planned relaunch?


-> Microsoft blames OEMs for slow Windows 8 sales, plans February "relaunch"

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:47

-> Microsoft blames OEMs for slow Windows 8 sales, plans February "relaunch"


Sorry, there are no reliable or even semi-reliable sources claiming this. Until I hear independent confirmation from known Softies (Tom Warren, Paul Thurrott, etc), it's all BS.

The Register = ****.

#8 Nick H.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:49

Sorry, there are no reliable or even semi-reliable sources claiming this.

Regardless, the rest of my point still stands. Anyone expecting Blue to be released now are getting ahead of themselves.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:54

Regardless, the rest of my point still stands. Anyone expecting Blue to be released now are getting ahead of themselves.


Yes, but that "relaunch" crap is total BS. Not one self respecting blogger or tech site ran that "story".

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:59

Yes, but that "relaunch" crap is total BS. Not one self respecting blogger or tech site ran that "story".


Exactly. I don't know why people even reference this crap that is literally made up out of thin air. Fact 1: No one knows anything about "blue". Fact 2: If someone did know about it, other then making up some bogus logical progression like "bug fixes", then they would need some pretty solid evidence and if they had inside sources would leak an ISO or upgrade installer.

#11 Nick H.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:04

Good lord. Mea Culpa, guys! I hereby repent my sinful behaviour!

The fact that a relaunch is or is not happening is really beside the point. It has no bearing on the release of Blue one way or another.

#12 George P

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 18:01

Since we don't know how big or what is going to be in Windows Blue we can't say for sure how long it will take to come. If all it really is is performance and UI tweaks without any real new features (just some more options that users want etc) then it should take that long honestly. I can see them going for a summer release at best, Say late June or July. Otherwise we'll see it in Oct-November since that seems to be the time of the year MS likes to release all it's OS related updates. I also expect Windows Blue to go hand in hand with the next update to Windows Phone 8.

#13 Jeezy4

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:01

It should help to customize the tiles in the Metro interface.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:13

unbelievable 2013 and still xp is flying. maybe blue will clip its wings. fingers crossed for a good os.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:44

unbelievable 2013 and still xp is flying. maybe blue will clip its wings. fingers crossed for a good os.


I wouldn't call it "flying", support for it is over, and security updates will cease next year.



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