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#16 George P

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:19

Hence why I said unless it's free :rolleyes:


Your comment as a whole made it sound like you expect it to be a paid update.


#17 rfirth

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:20

Uh, you are mistaken.

"November 2014: Windows Release 9"

Blue is just like a service pack. It's not a new OS.


Yeah, I'm surprised so many people missed that. The time table specifies Windows 9 would be released 2 years after Windows 8, not 1 year. Blue probably comes 1 year after Windows 8, and Windows 9 comes 2 years after Windows 8.

Jeez, no wonder everyone hates these topics. Everyone gets all over-defensive :no:


Geeze, why so defensive? :p

#18 George P

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:21

is Blue going to be Windows 9 or is it going to be a large content patch like XP SP2?


More like XP SP2. We won't get any Windows 9 news till next year probably.

#19 Roger H.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:21

Looks like it could be fun to dive into the beta scene again :)

The reason why I signed up for Neowin those long years ago anyways! :yes:

#20 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:23

Soooooooooooo...........
Anyone know if it's going to have a classic desktop with the start orb or is it going to be a start screen like 8? :p

#21 George P

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:26

People think it's about Windows 9 because they have it a code name and also we already have a bump in the minor version number of the kernel which never happens with service packs, but at the same time this is << racial epithet >> than a SP.

The newest rumor is that we're getting UI tweaks, updated core apps, kernel level performance updates and more API updates that will bring winrt on 8 and Phone 8 closer together.

#22 rfirth

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:28

Soooooooooooo...........
Anyone know if it's going to have a classic desktop with the start orb or is it going to be a start screen like 8? :p


Well, even if it had a start menu, why does it need a start orb? Are two software start buttons and 1-2 hardware start buttons not enough for you? :p

People think it's about Windows 9 because they have it a code name and also we already have a bump in the minor version number of the kernel which never happens with service packs, but at the same time this is << racial epithet >> than a SP.


Did you spell 'bigger' wrong? lol

#23 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:33

Well, even if it had a start menu, why does it need a start orb? Are two software start buttons and 1-2 hardware start buttons not enough for you? :p

lol, guess I didn't think that one through when I posted

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:40

Lots of misinformation in this thread... just saying.

#25 OP FaiKee

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:26

I'm guessing M2 will be when they hit 94xx though there was that bit about blue RTM being 9600.

When the MS Taiwan guy posted about windows codename 9 was started at 9622, some people already speculated on winblue is targeted to RTM at build 9600, it was quite obvious because 9600 is a multiple of 100 and 16.

What is the objective of Windows 9?

To kill off win8, like win7 killing off vista. Posted Image

Lots of misinformation in this thread... just saying.

Guess you are not going to clarify a bit in here or in windows team blog? (hope I am wrong though :woot: )

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:33

Looks like it could be fun to dive into the beta scene again :)

The reason why I signed up for Neowin those long years ago anyways! :yes:

There's not much of a beta scene anymore. Back during the XP days and to a lesser extent the Vista days there was. But now? No way. I don't consider seeing one or two previews enough to spark a beta scene. I lost interest after Windows 8 to be honest.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 14:26

Hope this is not a mis-information(??) 9347.0.WINMAIN_BLUEM1.130220 :)

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Image of just the desktop screen-shot : http://i411.photobuc...keef/Winnew.png

Edit: ISO name: 9347.0.x86fre.winmain_bluem1.130220-1504_en-us_DV5.iso (2.51 GB)

#28 George P

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 16:49

Hope this is not a mis-information(??) 9347.0.WINMAIN_BLUEM1.130220 :)

Posted Image


Image of just the desktop screen-shot : http://i411.photobuc...keef/Winnew.png

Edit: ISO name: 9347.0.x86fre.winmain_bluem1.130220-1504_en-us_DV5.iso (2.51 GB)


Why do all the screenshots crop the desktop so much? We can't even see the taskbar for example.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 16:58

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ISO name:9347.0.x86fre.winmain_bluem1.130220-1504_en-us_DV5.iso (2.41 GB)

#30 Torolol

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 17:07

Why do all the screenshots crop the desktop so much? We can't even see the taskbar for example.

perhaps its has no task bar, you know, like windows 3.x ?