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Microsoft to introduce new Windows software September 30

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And they'll expect consumers to pay exorbitant amounts to upgrade again no doubt

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There's always a price when one upgrades. We pay more when we upgrade our smartphones/tablets every couple years (software development is embedded in those prices, not just hardware). It's just a matter whether it's worth upgrading.

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Oh good! A chance to dump more perfectly good software that won't be compatible with the new operating system, and to throw away some perfectly good computers for the same reason.

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Will Office also be upgraded? Will old versions not be installable on the new Windows so that many users will find they have to upgrade that, too, and spend more money?

Will it be a simple upgrade like XP from 98 or a complete reinstall like XP to 7?

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start it up

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My life really changed when I upgraded from XP to VISTA/7/8. (NOT)

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I'm curious as to what they come up with. With Satya Nadella at the steering wheel, Microsoft is changing, accepting that they don't control all of technology anymore. Could be a standart-compliant UNIX-based OS this time.

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@some of the above

The event slated to take place in San Francisco will be aimed at developers behind programs designed for computers powered by Windows software, and at businesses that depend on Microsoft programs in their networks.

It - is - aimed - at - developers. And there's no talk of a new OS.

Not that I'm sticking up for M$. I'll be delivering a white paper soon regarding 2 of their very scary and irresponsible bugs, right where readership is highest.

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The one good thing coming from this is (with standard NON-pro versions) is it will include full disk encryption which is great in case your whole computer is stolen (but don't forget the external backups!!!!)

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Microsofts continuing motto: It's never too late!

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Will it be as bad as Windows 8, or worse? Even Windows 8 is still based on the 20 year old original Windows, same structure, same bad design, just to keep it compatible. A system that should have been abandoned and completely overhauled at least 10 years ago.

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A system that should have been abandoned and completely overhauled at least 10 years ago.

Yeah, Windows is about 3 decades old - it's long due for a rewrite, like Apple did with Classic to OSX.

Issue is there would be those who'd complain that they have to buy new programs and learn new things - especially businesses who don't like risking for new and unknown versus something old but reliable.

But with people relying less on PCs and instead more used to the varying environments of mobile OSes and cloud systems, soon could be the time to overhaul it without many becoming bothered.

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No more virus! Yeaaaah!

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And there's no talk of a new OS.

Uhmmm...

a September 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating system.

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the XP platform should never have been stopped! I'm using XP as are people worldwide & think they have the same opinion!- If it ain't Broke, Dont fix it!

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98 - good. 2000/ME - bad. XP - good. Vista - bad. 7 - good. 8 - bad.

If they hold true to form, this new one could be a winner. As Microsoft OSs go.

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Will it be as bad as Windows 8, or worse? Even Windows 8 is still based on the 20 year old original Windows, same structure, same bad design, just to keep it compatible. A system that should have been abandoned and completely overhauled at least 10 years ago.

Ehh... Windows 1.0 is considered the "original" Windows and was released in 1985 as a 16-bit shell running on top of MS-DOS. That makes the "original Windows" 29 years old. Win 95 and 98 were also merely shells on top of DOS. It wasn't until Windows NT and Windows 2000 that the reliance on DOS was completely eliminated. In addition, the operating system's default file format moved from the restrictive FAT to the more expandable and fault tolerant NTFS. So much for your "same structure, same bad design" comment. The ONLY thing common between Windows 1.0 and windows 7/8/8.1 is the fact that it has the word "Windows" in the title. But on the bright side, I'm sure Apple appreciates you mindlessly parroting their corporate dogma.

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"Will it be as bad as Windows 8, or worse?"

What don't you like about Win. 8?

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What don't you like about Win. 8?

Slow, slow, slow. And Metro UI probably works lovely on a touchscreen but not with a mouse and keyboard.

I gave W8 a shot on my latest laptop, I really did, but in the end I just had to blow it off and throw Linux on it. Huge performance boost with an easy to use UI (in the flavor I am using).

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@JeffLee what is Windows 8 anyway? It's basically Windows 7 with the Surface frontend screwed on top. Exit Surface and your'e in Win7 (plus a few minor changes here and there). Same instabilities, same bad system- and folder structure, still very unstable... Etc. so to sum up the answer to your question what I don't like about Win8: Everything.

For fairness sake: MS had to regard all the conservative business world that is predominantly using Windows. Apple didn't need to regard such downsides when they redesigned their OS to be based on Linux. But that doesn't make Windows any less crappy than it really is: an accident of an operating system.

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CGB, well, that begs the question of what don't you like about Win 7? Win 8 is 7 with an additional interface, which you can choose to use.

After many years, 7 worked basically flawless for me. My collaborators are mostly Mac users, and I could never figure out what advantages they had, despite the much higher prices they paid (nearly double) for their rigs

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The difference between Windows and Mac is quite simple: Windows is for users who want to fiddle and customize all day long about unimportant things. Mac is for users who want to get actual work done.

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"I was one of the people bashing it before I tried it but I think it is great now."

I'm similar. I heard all the horror stories, none of which turned out to be true once I started using it. I suspect the storytellers had never even used it.

"Slow, slow, slow. And Metro UI probably works lovely on a touchscreen but not with a mouse and keyboard."

Mine is fast, fast, fast. Boots within in a minute on a cheap and dusty 5-year old system. As for Metro UI, what's so difficult about clicking on a tile (as opposed to an icon) ?!? Or if you want, using cursor keys plus enter?

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Coming to a Microsoft store near you; Windows 8.2, the new and improved 8.1. Many people are getting very pissed at Microsoft's new Operating System; with an updated version to correct the first messed up version (Windows 8 that morphed into 8.1; Vista that morphed into Windows 7). How long will it be till people completely jump off the Microsoft merry-go-round?

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