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Windows 8 coming in July 2011

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I think they should roll out major upgrades every 5 years, else some business will just stay on vista. And anything major should just be addressed via SPs...

That's not the nature of how silicon valley roles. You would hinder all future hardware progressions by keeping people on outdated software which is something SPs can't address. Besides I loved Vista and Windows 7 so I enjoy new OS releases, I attend promotional events and that's how I get a license for each new Windows release. If your OS runs fine then there shouldn't be a need to upgrade unless you're replacing the entire unit.

Just my $0.02

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I think they should roll out major upgrades every 5 years, else some business will just stay on vista. And anything major should just be addressed via SPs...

Nope, that leads to stagnation. Look at all the crybabies that emerged after Vista came out.

Whaaaa, security is annoying. What's the UAC stuff?

Whaaaa, the window borders are too big.

Whaaaa, I hate the search since I'm too stupid to learn how to use it effectively.

Whaaaa, the GPU-accelerated UI is slow on my 433 Megahurtz processor.

Faster releases mean that new features can be introduced more gradually.

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True, especially since this is touted as a "major release". I can safely assume they're replacing even more code left untouched in Win7 with more efficient modules. Truth be told the future turned out allot better than Longhorn had in mind, especially with the lower prices of Intel and Micron's 22nm SSDs. I've been waiting to replace my computer since it's almost 4 years of age so I can certainly wait another year.

I'm really excited for USB 3.0, SATA III,SSDs and lower costing BR Drives.

There is no major releases anymore. They already said that. It's just the next release of Windows, Windows 8. After that, Windows 9. I like the idea, if they can bring out an OS that introduces new features that replace the old like for example, in Windows 7, the taskbar was replaced with the superbar. Now, the start menu is like the superbar, great feature, just needs refreshed like the taskbar was. The old icon from Windows Vista, the same old start menu, it can all look 3D in Windows 8. Sort of like how it shines now, imagine a more colorful start menu icon that fits the superbar that when clicked, flips open, and is more productive, like recent searches, and new multi-touch gestures that allow you to get to a recently searched and opened app quicker. This would complete the superbar and make it super-efficient. The glass can be refined too, with mini-windows, a window that opens on top of another window and takes the attention away from the app it lays on top of, and can feature thin-glass borders that glow, and because it is a mini-window, it cannot move so no worry for multi-touch. The gadget system can be improved with Silverlight, and replace the desktop altogether. Anything on the Desktop is stored in the Desktop folder, so gadgets would be in that folder, and any shortcuts in there or your own files, would be docked to the desktop like gadgets are. This would allow a cleaner desktop, a clean superbar, and continue innovating multi-touch gestures. :yes:

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Did they even say anything?

Sure this slide is Server but even Vista's Kernal was replaced with 2K8

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I still won't buy it - Windows 7 is stable and efficient enough it is evolving into the next "Windows XP" and be the "workhorse OS" for the next decade IMHO. MS is crazy to use a 2 or 3 year product life cycle for OSs - businesses CANNOT maintain that pace and home users will tend to use the same OS at home and work - if it does fine at the office why do I need something "newer, faster, shinier" at the house?

There is no reason they have to upgrade, there is no reason MS should wait until "everyone" is "ready" before releasing an OS, if they have good product they should release it, it's not going to help pay for costs when it is just stashed away. Most businesses will not buy a new OS anyways unless A) it is been fully tested which usually means it has been released for at least a year B) they run an application that will require the new OS. The sooner the OS is released, the sooner it will be included on new PCs to gain popularity, the sooner it can be fully tested, the sooner devs will start developing applications for it, the sooner businesses will feel the need to upgrade. A 2-3 year release cycle turns in to a 5+ year implementation cycle for businesses.

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i won't upgrade again... it's too soon imo

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i won't upgrade again... it's too soon imo

Your sig looks like it's about to receive a money shot :rofl:

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I certainly wont be upgrading... again... I'm still getting used to Windows 7 as it is... Running Vista on another PC still :)

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IMO, MS should put out a new OS every 5 years making certain that it's flawless before being released. In the interim, do SP's to improve on what they previously released. I'm not shelling out every 2-3 yrs for a new OS that has bugs. Well I've gotten My last two OS free...LOL. I did pay for an anytime upgrade on my laptop :pinch:

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IMO, MS should put out a new OS every 5 years making certain that it's flawless before being released. In the interim, do SP's to improve on what they previously released. I'm not shelling out every 2-3 yrs for a new OS that has bugs. Well I've gotten My last two OS free...LOL. I did pay for an anytime upgrade on my laptop :pinch:

Flawless is impossible, there will always be problems like security holes that will be found later.

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I think if anything 4 year cycle would be sufficient for home/general consumer OS. They need to branch off another desktop OS for business's with longer cycle outside server.

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But what you guys are forgetting is that everyone's upgrade schedule is different. By releasing new products sooner you can choose when to jump in instead of being effectively forced to upgrade because it's a revolutionary release and not an evolutionary one.

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Too. Damn. Soon.

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This is not to fast. This is right on track with Microsoft's goals. They want windows to become a subscription service just like anti virus programs. This is the start they want to do a 2 year roll out between OS's and then eventually a pay service. This has been discussed on this site before. This short time frame is not a big surprise.

w00t to hacked software then.

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I disagree. I'm all for evolution in less major releases than full on revolutions like Vista. But I do appreciate that you know the difference between 'to' and 'too'.

oh god, why do most of you have to play grammar police on here? i also agree it is too early for windows 8.

I certainly wont be upgrading... again... I'm still getting used to Windows 7 as it is... Running Vista on another PC still :)

yeah i won't either at least for a few years yet. we still need 7 sp1 & sp2.

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i hope the rumour is true

that way the OS can keep up with the technology

i would expect Windows to take more advantge of multicore

since by the time Quad-core would be common , Hexa-core is comming soon this year

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since by the time Quad-core would be common , Hexa-core is comming soon this year

hexa-core? what the??? i still have a dual core. of course ill have a quad in a few weeks!

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Earlier is asked , will Vista Sp3 come first or 7 Sp1 , now ill ask , will Windows 8 come first or 7 Sp2?

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i would like to see what they can add to the OS , but there is not much they can do to it. less resources , faster boot ect, update the old features. that's all i can think of

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less resources , faster boot ect, update the old features. that's all i can think of

^ you get all of that with 7. :laugh:

the only thing they can do for me in windows 8 is totally rewrite the UI and give us a newer file system or kernel. i know it won't happen in a year so i guess ill have to deal with what they are going to do.

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^ you get all of that with 7. :laugh:

the only thing they can do for me in windows 8 is totally rewrite the UI and give us a newer file system or kernel. i know it won't happen in a year so i guess ill have to deal with what they are going to do.

What do you want from the filesystem or kernel that they don't currently do?

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What do you want from the filesystem or kernel that they don't currently do?

it's not what they currently cannot do it's the point of giving us something newer and more reliable/secure. i remember hearing years ago that windows was suppose to get an updated filesystem and we never did. im just saying it would be nice. i do want a total overhaul of the UI though.

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This is pretty normal. Microsoft won't just sit on their hands for a year, it wouldn't make any sense.

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hexa-core? what the??? i still have a dual core. of course ill have a quad in a few weeks!

i guess someone has been reading the news lately :p

to beef up your background

http://www.dvhardware.net/article40700.html

http://hothardware.com/News/Details-Leak-on-AMDs-Upcoming-HexaCore-Processor/

http://en.ocworkbench.com/tech/new-intel-core-i7-980x-extreme-edition-gulftown-to-be-released-on-march-16/

http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/16828/35/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulftown_%28microprocessor%29

yes you have read it right SIX core processor ;) , we are soon enough transition from multi-core processor to many-core godness

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