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Old 11-28-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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Glad their sticking to it. They've been wanting to tighten their timeline since Vista came out. With Windows 8 being a success thus far, I can't wait to see their strategy going forward.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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IT is just going to love this.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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I think it will create a paradigm shift in how IT operates. I'm sure that Microsoft will be supporting of easy migrations.

I wonder if they'll offer more subscription based pricing models for both, home users and businesses.

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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I think of it as just another way Microsoft can squeeze more money out of their customers....

Make a couple of GUI changes and some some kernel stuff that would have come out in an SP anyway and VOLIA!

The new Windows for ONLY $110.00!!!!!!!!! (single system license of course....)

Pathetic....
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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I think it will create a paradigm shift in how IT operates. I'm sure that Microsoft will be supporting of easy migrations.

I wonder if they'll offer more subscription based pricing models for both, home users and businesses.
If they expect large organizations to just blindly update everyone's OS every time a "new" one comes out, the process had better be f-ing flawless and not break anything. Oh, sorry, that new version of Windows Microsoft pushed last night just disabled 50,000 PCs.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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If they expect large organizations to just blindly update everyone's OS every time a "new" one comes out, the process had better be f-ing flawless and not break anything. Oh, sorry, that new version of Windows Microsoft pushed last night just disabled 50,000 PCs.
I don't think that's a practical way to push out any type of upgrade.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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I wonder how many OS's they plan on supporting at a time? They're currently still patching 4 desktop OS's going back 11 years. Are they going to start cutting support for OS's that are several versions, but not too many years, behind?
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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I think of it as just another way Microsoft can squeeze more money out of their customers....

Make a couple of GUI changes and some some kernel stuff that would have come out in an SP anyway and VOLIA!

The new Windows for ONLY $110.00!!!!!!!!! (single system license of course....)

Pathetic....
I don't know what Microsoft's expectations are, but Windows 8 is kind of surprising to me. I didn't think many people would upgrade from Windows 7 given how solid Windows 7 is. Windows 8 doesn't have much to offer immediately.

Yet, Windows 8 is outsold Windows 7 in their first months respectively. Given that Windows 7 was an upgrade from an OS that many did not like, I consider that quite impressive.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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I'll bet this is part of the coding for all new versions of their operating system too!

Windows Blue == Microsoft $$Green$$
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