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Soft Forum: Windows Blue build 9319 has been released to Partners.

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FaiKee    282

A soft-forum post reported that winblue build 9319(9319.0.x86fre.fbl_eeap.130208-1820_client_en-us_DV5.iso) has been released to partners(OEM's)

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Google translate:

Special for Soft-Forum distribution name that was sent to major partners and software developers: 9319.0.x86fre.fbl_eeap.130208-1820_client_en-us_DV5.iso Internet of draining

He also reported in a preceding post of a "Win9 MS RoadMap"

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Indicative Roadmap for Windows 9, the next update after Blue.

Windows 9 Beta (7 January 2014)

Windows 9 Release Candidate (July 2014)

Build 2014: Windows 9 RTM (October 2014)

November 2014: Windows Release 9

Development of the system has been started.

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FaiKee    282

Update in Soft Forum:

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Google translate:

New information: The public preview release for the exhibition TechEd 2013 ie by 3 June 2013. This is the time we have to complete Milestone 2 (M2)

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George P    3,461

It's looking like blue will ship, or try to ship in time for the back to school rush, so late August or early September unless they target the holidays and we get another November release which they seem to like to do as of late.

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FaiKee    282

This was posted in Soft Forum

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If this build tag is legit, it not only confirms the earlier rumor that windows blue has reached M1, it also confirms the name "Windows Blue".

About the soft forum member Khohol, he is the guy who first posted the 9319 screen-shot, which was later quoted by the Russian site MicrosoftPortal, and then quoted by other tech forums and bloggers. Also, MicrosoftPortal has also quoted this new M1 build tag.

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Ci7    187

good news

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George P    3,461

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

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+Majesticmerc    871

It's looking like blue will ship, or try to ship in time for the back to school rush, so late August or early September unless they target the holidays and we get another November release which they seem to like to do as of late.

So Microsoft are aiming for an OS release less than a year after Windows 8? Unless it's free I doubt it, unless they were trying to **** off their customers.

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Order_66    948

So Microsoft are aiming for an OS release less than a year after Windows 8? Unless it's free I doubt it, unless they were trying to **** off their customers.

With the now confirmed total failure of windows 8 I am sure windows 9 will be rushed out the door even quicker than 7 was rushed out to fix the vista disaster.

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123456789A    4,708

What is the objective of Windows 9?

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Stoffel    1,810

With the now confirmed total failure of windows 8 I am sure windows 9 will be rushed out the door even quicker than 7 was rushed out to fix the vista disaster.

And who confirmed Win8 is a total failure? Or is this just your own bias against the OS?

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George P    3,461

So Microsoft are aiming for an OS release less than a year after Windows 8? Unless it's free I doubt it, unless they were trying to **** off their customers.

Who said it wouldn't be free? Blue is being done mostly be the same team that's worked on Windows service packs and those have always come out around one year after RTM. This is still on that same cycle but it's also going to bring features and not just bug fixes.

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COKid    873

So Microsoft are aiming for an OS release less than a year after Windows 8? Unless it's free I doubt it, unless they were trying to **** off their customers.

Uh, you are mistaken.

"November 2014: Windows Release 9"

Blue is just like a service pack. It's not Windows 9.

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+Majesticmerc    871

Who said it wouldn't be free? Blue is being done mostly be the same team that's worked on Windows service packs and those have always come out around one year after RTM. This is still on that same cycle but it's also going to bring features and not just bug fixes.

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

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seta-san    1,080

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

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+Majesticmerc    871

Uh, you are mistaken.

"November 2014: Windows Release 9"

Hey, I'm just quoting GP007's post.

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

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George P    3,461

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.

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rfirth    727

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

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George P    3,461

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.

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Roger H.    773

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:

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+The Evil Overlord    17,443

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

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George P    3,461

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.

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rfirth    727

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

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+The Evil Overlord    17,443

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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+Brandon Live    232

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

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FaiKee    282

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. laie_67.gif

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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