Skip to comments.Microsoft’s Windows 9 Unveil Said To Be Coming September 30
Posted on 08/21/2014 9:54:03 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom
Windows 9 has been leaked, and seems to show a backing away from the aggressively touch-focused Windows 8, with a mini start menu and dropping of the Charms bar, but well get a better look September 30, according to the Verge. The blog reports Microsoft is planning an official unveiling of whats next for its desktop OS for that date, with a technology preview available for early adopters following quickly after that.
The upcoming Windows 9 release is codenamed Threshold, and expectations are that well see it arrive for the general public as a stable release sometime early next year. Previously, we covered what might be happening with the new release, which suggests that the desktop might be getting a return to glory in the new version think more Windows 7 in your Windows 8 experience. Expectations are that Modern Windows (aka Metro) will still exist in the next generation, but itll be more closely integrated with the desktop side, with apps running in windowed mode instead of requiring you to switch between the two environments.
As a fairly frequent Windows user, but mostly on a desktop gaming PC, Im excited about the new (old) direction Microsofts OS is apparently headed in lets hope they dont go in a different direction what they actually unveil in late September.
Can we take another “better” mousetrap??
Security Updates to follow October 1st.........................
Remember the "launch" of Windows '95?
Does not bode well...
Ah, the Yugo of software steps up to the plate again.
From an "ease of use" and "eye candy" perspective, Windows 7 wins hands-down.
I use Windows 8 (With Classic Shell installed to disable the Charms menu and put a Windows 7 Start menu back) because I like Window's 8's speed and efficiency.
I still prefer the Windows 7 UI though.
My wish: Put the Windows 7 UI back (including Aeroglass) on top of Windows 8, while keeping the speed and efficiency of the Windows 8 kernel.
That would be a killer OS IMO.
This can only mean one thing : ALL WINDOWS 8 and 8.1 PRODUCTS ARE DEAD.
This includes the Surface Pro 3 Tablet/Laptop.
Please STOP Re-inventing the damn wheel.
He said it had a completely familiar look and feel, with all the controls just where they should be, absolutely rock solid, and virtually crash proof. He said we really have to give Microsoft credit because this time they actually listened and delivered exactly what the users wanted.
The only odd thing was when he peeled back the Windows 9 sticker on the box, it said Windows XP underneath?
“This can only mean one thing : ALL WINDOWS 8 and 8.1 PRODUCTS ARE DEAD. This includes the Surface Pro 3 Tablet/Laptop.”
Dang. I just built a 4770k system with windows 8.1. Now I have to throw it all away?
“...when he peeled back the Windows 9 sticker on the box, it said Windows XP underneath?”
...if there is a God this the case. A while back, someone posted here that MS could achieve hero status if the next release were “XP” with “2015” tacked on at the end. Just bring ‘er back and everyone wins.
I skipped 8 and see no reason why I’ll ever want to adopt 9.Windows XP served me well until a few years ago and 7 has been serving me well since.
You know absolutely nothing about cars. Making the comparison between Microsoft Windows to a Yugo couldn't be more incorrect.
Yugo's were the safest cars ever to be on the road. They had a near zero crash/fatality rate. They also got great gas mileage (hundreds of miles per gallon.)
You know why? Because Yugo's spent more time on the back of a tow truck than actually driving down the road.
Now, if you want to compare Microsoft Windows to a Car, anyone who knows cars (like I do ...) would tell you that Windows is like a 1970's era Ford Pinto.
That's right. A Ford Pinto. Pinto's blew up, Microsoft Windows "blows up." WTH do you think a BSOD is? The OS going KABOOM! Just like a Ford Pinto (when it was rear-ended of course.)
Memory Collision = BSOD. Rear End Collision = Blowing Up Ford Pinto.
Now back to CARS-101 for you! (/humor)
RE: Dang. I just built a 4770k system with windows 8.1. Now I have to throw it all away?
Or the hardware you built CAN be used for Windows 9. But we’ll see what happens next month.
Windows 9 will be to Windows 8 what Windows 7 was to Windows Vista.
Not a GREAT OS, but it will be such an improvement over the pile of shit they last released, it will seem like the greatest thing ever to most people!!
In all reality, Windows XP Professional still has all of the functionality that most home and the majority of business users need. You could almost say the same with Server 2003 on the Server side, but Server 2008 had enough additions over 2003 to make it a worthwhile deployment. Virtualization changed everything. I generally prefer VMware’s products over Microsoft’s in the area of virtualization.
Microsoft is basically treading water. They haven’t made any real innovations in YEARS(if not over a decade), every new thing they try has failed, and they are basically just sitting there - just waiting to be replaced by someone/something else. I suppose the ONLY REAL fairly recent success they had was with the XBox 360 gaming consoles, but with the latest offerings, Sony’s PS4 is blowing away Microsoft’s XBox ONE. (I own both, and prefer the PS4 by FAR)
Yup, now throw it in my direction and I'll recycle that outdated, outmoded hardware for ya. ;-)
They should shorten it to Trash.
The only noticeable difference between Windows Vista and Windows 7 was the elimination of Windows Vista's constant consumption of memory / bad memory management.
It's been awhile, but IIRC they were virtually identical UI's. Windows 7 just "fixed" Vista's memory & performance issues.
For Windows 9 to be to Windows 8 what Vista was to Windows 7, that means the UI stays the same and the performance issues are "fixed."
Granted Windows 8's conflicting UI's (Metro vs. Desktop) sucks rocks, but the performance over Windows 7 is really quite good.
So I think your analogy is wrong. Windows 9 will be to Windows 8 what Windows XP was to Windows 3.11/Windows for Workgroups.
You're right: I'm just a customer. Who just so happens to have decision making power on the desktop OS of a very large international bank.
If Microsoft doesn't listen to us, we don't upgrade our OS. They don't make millions of dollars off of us. It's that simple.
If enough of us (big corporations) do it, eventually Microsoft has to listen or die.
I'm a firm believer in pure market based capitalism and voting with one's dollars.
It has been more than ten years ...
And yes, I'm using Windows (XP/Vista/7/8).
I want XP back.
Haters gonna hate.
I got one just the other day when one application clobbered another in memory on my Windows 8.1 pc.
Granted, it's a rather old app that I use as part of my amateur radio hobby so I don't blame that on Windows.
Since then I virtualized the app into a VM running Windows XP under VMWare. Since that application doesn't need internet access, I also disabled the NIC under VMWare for that Windows XP VM. problem solved.
Your common sense approach to Microsoft products is not welcome on FR, FRiend. We are an MS-hating bunch here.
Silliness aside, you are spot on with your assessment of Win8, but I disagree that Win7 was the “prettier” OS. I think Win8 wins across many measures for aesthetics.
Win7 had the “bubble” feel to it. Win8 has gone back to the “2D” look and feel where flat and edgy wins. Full disclosure, I work in Win8.1 and Server 2012 R2 all day, every day, so I may be biased but I’m also experienced.
Not enough to matter.
I’ve had my imac less than a month and it already got stuck in “your computer had to restart due to a software issue” loop.... wouldn’t go into safe mode.
And a few other problems. My last computer was win 7 and stayed on for months at a time.
The only solutions I saw on any forums was to suggest that it was 3rd party hardware. Which there was none. But then again for other small problems, the only suggestion I’ve seen for anything is that it is 3rd party something. Never Apple. I hear the support is pretty good though.
Some things ios does in a slower and dumber way than windows though. Can’t drap and drop from memory cards to folders. pretty lame
There’s always one ...
Wow. I’ve used Imacs for nearly a decade and that has never happened. I update my software regularly. Sometimes a particular program left running will hang up an update, but that is not a big deal.
You may want to go to some iMac forum with your problem and I will be there is a quick fix to it.
When I was using Windows on a daily basis for my photography work it would need to be restarted a couple of times a day because even though the program would close a large image, the memory remained “captured.” I figured I was spending almost a full work week every year waiting for it to restart. This was never an issue with the Mac.
I'm finding my conservative, common sense approach in general is increasingly unwelcome here on FR. Guess I've been around too long. Not many of us Class of '98 left on here...
Silliness aside, you are spot on with your assessment of Win8, but I disagree that Win7 was the prettier OS. I think Win8 wins across many measures for aesthetics.
Aesthetics are more personal preference in nature than "fact based." It's like art. Some people love Picasso, people like me can't stand it. (Since my office window looks out on Dirksen Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago --- the murder capaital of the world --- where a huge Picasso is housed, I speak from some experience here.)
Win7 had the bubble feel to it. Win8 has gone back to the 2D look and feel where flat and edgy wins. Full disclosure, I work in Win8.1 and Server 2012 R2 all day, every day, so I may be biased but Im also experienced.
Disclaimer: I have a slight vision impairment so I cannot speak to the "bubble" effect you see. I see a more "flat" and "opaque" or "transparent" effect in Windows 7. Windows 8's flat/pastel colored tile effects aren't visually appealing to me. I frankly never understood why Microsoft introduced two completely conflicting UI paradigms in Windows 8. Especially when one of those paradigms was completely contradictory to the concept of windowed applications (the Metro UI.)
Really? I haven’t seen a BSOD since Windows 2000. There are teenagers going to college who have never seen and have no idea what BSOD even means.
Don't start me on yet another redesign of the Office UI. I'm still digging users out from the "Let's do everything with ribbons!" switcheroo. And that was a long time ago now. I still have users stubbornly clinging to WordPerfect. It's how they work, it's how they're effective. It isn't really up to the vendors to tell them how they ought to be doing their business.
Really, true. My experience aside from that example pretty much mirrors yours. Aside from a bad memory stick here or there or a really crappy driver (both of which will also cause a BSOD) I've not seen but maybe a handful or less of BSOD's in the last 10 years or so.
I went to Windows 7 after rebuilding my desktop and really like it. However, I have worked on friends laptops with Windows 8 and about lose my sanity. I always thought that Windows 8 will be another Windows Vista so it is no surprise that Microsoft is going back to a more Windows 7 platform.
the whole idea that anytime a new o/s version gets released you just have to get it, when the current o/s is working fine for most people, is ridiculous. it’s not necesary for most people to have to get the latest just b/c the latest, exists.
problem is most large businesses have contracts w/ msquish for licensing b/c of their special deployment setups, and in those contracts are requirements that they buy future o/s upgrades within a certin period after they are released.
Was just speaking in a general, overall/high level way. Wasn’t speaking of any specific UI or performance differences.
Windows 9, now with less 8.
Fixing it is probably pretty easy, but it requires another Mac to do it. Use a lightning cable to connect the two together, boot the sick machine in target disk mode, and it mounts on the other machine as an external drive. You can do anything to it then,
Oh No.... This is an Evolution, if you will, of Microsoft.
Good point. XP was the best of the worst.
Our whole society is built on the consumer discarding perfectly good “fill-in-the-blank” for the NEW and IMPROVED ! Why ,without that the economy would collapse.You expect companies to profit if people drive the same car for a decade,actually wear clothes from last year, or stay with the same “ significant other” ?