Skip to comments.Microsoft's future riding on Windows 8
Posted on 02/28/2012 7:17:12 PM PST by EveningStar
Microsoft is scrambling to preserve what's left of its kingdom...
The stakes are much different as Microsoft Corp. puts the finishing touches on Windows 8 ...
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My guess is, because this is Windows last chance to get into mobile or disappear into just being a server company or something, they will probably give more value for the money than Google or Apple.
I’m hoping for a Windows phone w/ keyboard. That’s what I really want.
Let me know when service pack 2 comes out. I won’t touch any MS product before then.
Nope .. 7 is likely the last OS of this lifetime
It’s way too soon for a new Windows. We haven’t learned all of Windows 7 yet. Consistency is critical and a new OS every two years is not OK.
I think Mucrosoft agrees with you, but for them to go mobile, it was now or never. From what I read, they could not wait two years to go mobile. They would have been shut out.
They never issued Windows 4, 5, and 6. Still waiting for those.
Every other Windows operating system that comes out tends to be the good one.Before Vista I had a good one, and my other puter hast the Seven, and the one that still has Vista still has its issues.
I am thinking along those lines that number Eight will be crappola.
The only person I despise as much as the Obamabutt is Gates.
May Microsoft die, die, die...and take all the crappy software with it.
My minitower computer still runs XP. I think I’ll upgrade when windows 9 comes out.
I think it’s too late. Between Apple and Android, the market is set. Unless Microsoft comes up with something exceptional that works on really popular hardware, they missed the boat.
Microsoft became big by putting their operating system on the hardware that was the most standard (and way cheaper than Apple). I don’t think that market is available on mobile devices.
I've only had a Windows 7 computer for about 8 months now, and am still getting acclimated to it. It's a stable system, but dammit, I can't find a lot of my old XP tools anymore. Grrr....
They said the same thing about the game console market.
I have a five year old laptop computer running Vista and I have no problems.
My desktop has 7 and it’s an excellent OS.
Microsoft is throwing everything behind 8, as it cannot afford to have it be problematic. So, I’m expecting a near flawless OS, as it cannot afford to have it otherwise.
The no longer have hotels on Boardwalk, Park Place and the green properties. They once did. Too bad for them.
NT 2000 was the one I used the longest. I’m still running a server with that operating system. It works great. Eight SCSI drives in two Raid configurations with a Dell Server with two power supplies. Good stuff!
I hear ya .. the lappy out in the shop still runs xp, and will prolly do so til the sawdust finally chokes it to death.
Internal Version....... Known as
Windows 4 ——— Windows NT 4.0
Windows 5 ——— Windows 2000
Windows 5.1 —— Windows XP
Windows 5.2 —— Windows XP SP2
Windows 6 ——— Windows Vista
Windows 6.1 —— Windows 7
“They said the same thing about the game console market.”
Microsoft is the one I don’t have.
Abort, Retry, or....
Typical trype from blogs proclaiming Microsoft to be finished and people claiming that they will never ever use this OS.
Every version gets this predictable response from cocky Apple and Linux people.
I wouldn’t count them out. Everybody thought the gaming market was saturated as well, but they are the big boy there.
I saw a chart that compared Microsoft’s growth with Android’s and, for the same time period, Microsoft is growing faster. So it will be interesting to see what happens.
If Microsoft is willing to give a better experience than Apple or Android, and are willing to stay in, at all costs, even taking it on the chin during their growing phase, they will probably be fine I suspect.
But this is one fight they cannot afford to lose. They will essentially be out of the consumer market if they cannot succeed here. That’s their situation.
WIN 2000? Did ME come out at the same time?
for me it went:
DOS with automenue
I was very late to every OS except vista, which I was an early adopter. I don’t expect I’ll be early to any OS ever again. Well, maybe to windows 9 I will. It depends how long it takes for them to come out with windows 9. I’d like to skip over vista, seven, and eight. I fear XP is going to be a relic in about 2 years. But maybe not, ya never know.
ME was the worst OS Microsoft ever put out. NT was probably their best. XP was excellent after SP3. Win 7 seems to be very good from the start. That’s probably because it is Vista after two years of beta testing. I was partial to DOS 3.3 and CP/M for their simplicity and compactness as well.
I thought win 2000 was for servers, not desktops. I dont’ remember because I never had either one of them. I went from 98 to xp.
What about my favorite Win2K?
2000 was NT. Microsoft was still selling the regular and heavy-duty versions. ME was so bad that they used NT as the basis for XP and discontinued the weaker version.
Now they are trying to separate the systems again with Pro, home and media editions, but the basic kernel is the same.
XP is a relic. Microsoft is no longer supporting. They stopped supporting it a year or two ago.
Not true. It was given and extension.
“XP is a relic. Microsoft is no longer supporting. They stopped supporting it a year or two ago.”
I’m still getting updates every Tuesday. I’ll update when those computers die. I think I still have two unused licenses for XP Pro SP3.
All of my new machines are dual booting Win7 64 bit and Ubuntu Linux.
Is it just patches, or are you getting driver updates as well?
On April 8, 2014, all support for Windows XP, including security updates and hotfixes, will be terminated. Users will still be able to download old updates and hotfixes from Windows Update. Microsoft recommends that users upgrade to Windows 7.
On January 14, 2020, support for volume license users downgrading their licenses from Windows 7 to Windows XP ends, making Windows XP officially obsolete.
Can’t say for sure, but I would guess both. There’s zero problems with drivers of any kind no matter what new stuff I’m attempting to use.
Still waiting to see the mythical open-source Exchange killer.
Good to know.
I should power up my laptop. It’s been a while since I’ve last updated.
You’re messing up not embracing 7. It’s darned good.
Drive by poster.
Who is a drive by poster?
> Internal Version....... Known as Windows 4 Windows NT 4.0 Windows 5 Windows 2000 Windows 5.1 Windows XP Windows 5.2 Windows XP SP2 Windows 6 Windows Vista Windows 6.1 Windows 7
So, will "Windows 8" be really 6.2, or 7.0?
I'm betting 7.0 (no I haven't looked yet).
Not exactly :) There was the old pre-win95 OSes 1 through 3.x
Following those the official numbering series is:
Windows NT 3.5 = NT 3.5
Windows NT 4 = NT 4
Windows 2000 = NT 5
Windows XP/Server 2003 = NT 5.2
Windows Vista/Server 2008 = NT 6
Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 = NT 6.1
Windows 8 should probably be 6.2 as the kernel is an evolution of the NT 6 one.
Hell, I still have a few XP systems unconverted to 7. I'm not going to leapfrog them to 8, either.
I may stick with Windows 7 for the NEXT decade, like XP was the PRIOR decade.
What are you looking for? Maybe I can help.
A drive by poster is one who excerpts two or three sentences from the article, not even coming close to the 300 words we are allowed. Then posts that and disappears.
Exactly. Windows 7 was a great leap backwards in some ways; need to improve not introduce Windows 8!
It’s not just you! If I were job-hunting I’d seriously have to downgrade my skills from Expert to Fumbling in the Dark for Office 10/Windows 7. Especially miss XP Windows Explorer search; Windows 7 Explorer search is useless and horrible!
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