Windows Blue gets a few more mentions, dances around new features


Windows Blue has never been officially confirmed by Microsoft for many reasons. For one, it is codename of an upcoming release and Microsoft typically won’t acknowledge these names until well after the product is released, if ever.

But, just because Microsoft is not willing to confirm the name, we can look elsewhere to learn more about the update. The recently resurrected and quite sharp MSFTKitchen, has been plowing across the net in search of more clues and has found a few on LinkedIn.

The codename was spotted on several users’ profiles, including two from Microsoft and one from Intel. While the information does not provide any deep insights into the Windows 8 update, it does appear to confirm that Windows Blue is the widely used internal codename for the next update.

One tidbit we can takeaway is that it looks like Blue will introduce new WWAN/LTE architecture to make it easier for OEMs to include these chips on laptops and presumably tablets.  

While we wait for Microsoft to announce the first major update to Windows 8, rumors are still suggesting sometime this summer it will be revealed, small bits of info like this will surely continue to surface right up until Microsoft makes the announcement.

Source: MSFTKitchen | Image via MSFTKitchen

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OMG IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE TWO DIFFERENT WORDS SOUND THE SAME.

SOMETIMES THE SAME WORD EVEN MEANS TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

LIKE HOW JOHN MEANS TOILET.

John Nemesh said,
Windows Blew? No thanks!

I think you nailed it. Even Microsoft knows their next OS is going to suck (blow, blew, BLUE) as much as the current one does....

Joshie said,
OMG IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE TWO DIFFERENT WORDS SOUND THE SAME.

SOMETIMES THE SAME WORD EVEN MEANS TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

LIKE HOW JOHN MEANS TOILET.

Lol, burned.

morden said,
are you twelve or what? why not do some bsod jokes while you're at it?
jeez, people just getting extremely retarded...

lol..getting? There's no getting involved..they already are.

So? Now we are post-Windows 8? Great! Let's do Vista to 7 all over again:

Press: "Wow, the new Windows is out, we get something that's better than Vista!"
Microsoft: "Indeed, here, give it a try!"
Press: "Wow, it's great! No stupid bugs, no lags, stable! What did you guys change more."
Microsoft: "We changed anything? You are looking at an up-to-date Windows Vista machine! This one is the new Windows 7!"

What means: Windows Vista wasn't horrible at all, it worked just fine, but because the press thought it was a big fail, the world took it over without giving it a try. The same happen with Windows 8...

Vista deserved the bad press at first, but once the issues were ironed out, it was a solid os.
1. New driver model, took time for hardware manufactures to make proper drivers.
2. Service Pack 1, there were a lot of software gremlins until it was released.
3. Microsoft giving in to Intel in certifying there low end on board video card as vista "capable" when it really could not hand it and was compounded by every low end computer using this hardware.

A summer release would go a long way to boosting September school sales. Great idea, even if the stupid tech press, (not you guys) gets it in their heads that we're past Windows 8 and on to something "better".

jimmyfal said,
A summer release would go a long way to boosting September school sales. Great idea, even if the stupid tech press, (not you guys) gets it in their heads that we're past Windows 8 and on to something "better".

It depends what "Blue" will bring: XP SP2 really changed the OS substantially; there were a lot of discussions at MS about releasing it as XP SE but then Allchin, great guy BTW, prevailed and we got SP2 as we did.
I hope they will release Blue for W8 and WP8 at the same time.

So, from dual-color Windows 8, now Microsoft is thrilled to introduce us the evolution to Windows Blue, the monochrome blue OS.

Luis Mazza said,
So, from dual-color Windows 8, now Microsoft is thrilled to introduce us the evolution to Windows Blue, the monochrome blue OS.

LMFAO!! At this point I could actually see it happening. Microsoft had better realize soon that they have an ugly ****ing interface and fix it. But I see the Monochrome Blue" as the much more likely outcome.

Drossel said,
I think you need a new monitor.

I have a beautiful retina monitor on my computer and it works great on OS X.
But when I go to Windows, then it suddenly looks horrible, pixelated and dual-color.
Yes, maybe I should buy a new 720p external monitor, so Windows 8 will look great.
It`s just that I will have to buy an used monitor, because 720p is not available to buy, not even on new TVs.
The problem is me or my retina monitor, of course.

fetbaffe said,
Just wait for Windows Green and Windows Red and you are fine.

To get the full set of features, you need to link Green and Blue together...

</Pokemon>

Luis Mazza said,

I have a beautiful retina monitor on my computer and it works great on OS X.
But when I go to Windows, then it suddenly looks horrible, pixelated and dual-color.
Yes, maybe I should buy a new 720p external monitor, so Windows 8 will look great.
It`s just that I will have to buy an used monitor, because 720p is not available to buy, not even on new TVs.
The problem is me or my retina monitor, of course.

Yeah it works great with OSX so you go have fun with that... not even going to bother trying to explain monitor scaling and how your "retina" (its not even a retina screen you nob) is redundant.

ingramator said,

Yeah it works great with OSX so you go have fun with that... not even going to bother trying to explain monitor scaling and how your "retina" (its not even a retina screen you nob) is redundant.

Keep your envy and whining to yourself, Mr. Logofanboy. I know very well about DPIs and 300 and lower, and many other things that you not only don't know but also pretend to know, because clearly you can't have a 2.800+ pixels on any 15" monitor if it's not a Macbook pro.
Thus, the scaling is obvious that it LOOKS GREAT, on the opposite side, Windows just doesn't have proper scaling and the OS looks absolutely awful in super high resolutions, making close to 200 or 300 DPI usability simply HORRIBLE.
Meanwhile, you can go play with your fugly colored geometrical tiles.

Luis Mazza said,

Keep your envy and whining to yourself, Mr. Logofanboy. I know very well about DPIs and 300 and lower, and many other things that you not only don't know but also pretend to know, because clearly you can't have a 2.800+ pixels on any 15" monitor if it's not a Macbook pro.
Thus, the scaling is obvious that it LOOKS GREAT, on the opposite side, Windows just doesn't have proper scaling and the OS looks absolutely awful in super high resolutions, making close to 200 or 300 DPI usability simply HORRIBLE.
Meanwhile, you can go play with your fugly colored geometrical tiles.

I surely hope a 15" monitor had more than 2800 pixels on it. Talk about low res and pixelated.

Also flat squares are better than poor attempts at emulating metal and leather and whatever other material like OS X tries to (and fails.)

What do you mean by 'well after it is released'? Windows 8 was acknowledged during its development which is as far back as January 2011.

Mr. Dee said,
What do you mean by 'well after it is released'? Windows 8 was acknowledged during its development which is as far back as January 2011.

I think the projects codename won't be confirmed until well after a product is released.