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#1 +FaiKee

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:28

This is from win8china, they not only confirmed the new kernel 6.3 for build 9319, but also claimed that there would be a MileStone Preview:

http://www.win8china.../html/4179.html#

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If what win8china reports is true, then it is real good news, because the earlier rumor was that there would be no winblue public preview.


Also, this was posted in Soft-Forum, if the build tag was legit, then build 9289 was actually compiled 2 months ago!

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#2 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:51

Seems build 9319 is not just NT6.3.......it's got IE11, LOL :laugh:

http://www.win8china.../html/4181.html


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:00

There are always "public" "previews", if you know what I mean and I think that you do. :laugh:

#4 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 14:55

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posted in soft-forum, but it's a Chinese version, no idea if it's real/fake. (If real, then it means build 9289 already got the 6.3 kernel)


http://soft-forum.ws...9.31973/page-10

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#5 George P

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 14:59

One rumor says that they'll have a m2 build and then go right to rtm without any preview. This newer one talks about m2 actually being the first and only preview with a rtm, or rather rtw in August or September.

#6 Dot Matrix

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 15:04

If anything, they'll have a package for devs, but I don't see them holding a public download for an incremental update.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:12

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posted in soft-forum, but it's a Chinese version, no idea if it's real/fake. (If real, then it means build 9289 already got the 6.3 kernel)

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http://soft-forum.ws...9.31973/page-10

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This is a fake, please just ignor it. :angry:

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 20:33

Just came across this

"Comprehensive update Windows Blue will return to the familiar Windows 8 "Start" menu, which is present in previous versions of the OS."

New comprehensive update to Windows 8/RT, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Phone 8 and cloud Outlook.com and called SkyDrive Windows Blue appears in the middle of this year. One of the purposes of this update is to optimize the work and the interest of the users of the operating system from Microsoft.

As requested by users of Windows 8, developers will return to running the usual "Start" menu, which is present in previous versions of Windows. Recall that in the newest version of Windows "Start" button has been replaced by a screen with "live" tiles that reflect the application. This change, of course, suitable for users of devices with touch screens, however, the management of the mouse on the laptop or PC, the interface is not as practical.

According to the Net Applications, the share of Windows 8 operating system market is growing , but demand did not meet projections. One reason for this was just a new interface, not enthused by users. In February of this year, Windows 8 had 2.67% of the OS market, which is slightly higher than the January result of 2.26%. The most popular are still in earlier versions of Windows 7 (44.55%) and Windows XP (38.99%).


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http://translate.goo...ws%2F438306.php


Another wishful thinking rumour or more ?

#9 Javik

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 20:37

Given how hard the start screen is being pushed I doubt that's true but it would be nice to have both options again.

#10 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 20:45

Just came across this

"Comprehensive update Windows Blue will return to the familiar Windows 8 "Start" menu, which is present in previous versions of the OS."

New comprehensive update to Windows 8/RT, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Phone 8 and cloud Outlook.com and called SkyDrive Windows Blue appears in the middle of this year. One of the purposes of this update is to optimize the work and the interest of the users of the operating system from Microsoft.

As requested by users of Windows 8, developers will return to running the usual "Start" menu, which is present in previous versions of Windows. Recall that in the newest version of Windows "Start" button has been replaced by a screen with "live" tiles that reflect the application. This change, of course, suitable for users of devices with touch screens, however, the management of the mouse on the laptop or PC, the interface is not as practical.

According to the Net Applications, the share of Windows 8 operating system market is growing , but demand did not meet projections. One reason for this was just a new interface, not enthused by users. In February of this year, Windows 8 had 2.67% of the OS market, which is slightly higher than the January result of 2.26%. The most popular are still in earlier versions of Windows 7 (44.55%) and Windows XP (38.99%).


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http://translate.goo...ws%2F438306.php


Another wishful thinking rumour or more ?


If they bring back the start menu, I'll do a back flip. :laugh:

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 20:50

If they bring back the start menu, I'll do a back flip. :laugh:


I`l join you, I'm not expecting them to, but giving the users a choice would be a good move

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 20:55

If they bring back the start menu, I'll do a back flip. :laugh:

I`l join you, I'm not expecting them to, but giving the users a choice would be a good move



I'm in on that.

Now, I am not saying drop the start screen as there are some people out there that for some reason like it. However having the option to have the Classic start menu with ability to 100% disable the start screen would be "ah... mazing."

#13 Javik

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 22:24

I'm sure it will probably leave DM seething but I'd see that choice coming back as a positive move

#14 Dot Matrix

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 22:33

Just came across this

"Comprehensive update Windows Blue will return to the familiar Windows 8 "Start" menu, which is present in previous versions of the OS."

New comprehensive update to Windows 8/RT, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Phone 8 and cloud Outlook.com and called SkyDrive Windows Blue appears in the middle of this year. One of the purposes of this update is to optimize the work and the interest of the users of the operating system from Microsoft.

As requested by users of Windows 8, developers will return to running the usual "Start" menu, which is present in previous versions of Windows. Recall that in the newest version of Windows "Start" button has been replaced by a screen with "live" tiles that reflect the application. This change, of course, suitable for users of devices with touch screens, however, the management of the mouse on the laptop or PC, the interface is not as practical.

According to the Net Applications, the share of Windows 8 operating system market is growing , but demand did not meet projections. One reason for this was just a new interface, not enthused by users. In February of this year, Windows 8 had 2.67% of the OS market, which is slightly higher than the January result of 2.26%. The most popular are still in earlier versions of Windows 7 (44.55%) and Windows XP (38.99%).


Source
http://translate.goo...ws%2F438306.php


Another wishful thinking rumour or more ?


It's already been confirmed via a Microsoft job posting and various sources that the Start Menu will NOT be coming back. Use your heads, why would Microsoft up and abandon the Windows Store, and limit the devices Windows can run on, just like that?

#15 Order_66

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 22:46

It's already been confirmed via a Microsoft job posting and various sources that the Start Menu will NOT be coming back. Use your heads, why would Microsoft up and abandon the Windows Store, and limit the devices Windows can run on, just like that?


With the failure of windows 8 now official and your links being old news I think it's possible there might have been some changes in direction over in Redmond recently, one can only hope they finally got back on the right track but I'm not holding my breath, Ballmer is still there.