Windows 7, Microsoft appears to finally have hit
the sweet spot in terms of public reception. Now that
it has put the painful
Vista years behind it and found a formula that works, you
would think it would stick to the newly proven formula that's earning
it boatloads of cash. And yet Microsoft is hungry for more
and willing to take more risks.A Microsoft employee recently
posted an MSDN blog describing just how revolutionary Windows 8 will
be. They describe, "So how am I referring to the next
version of Windows without saying that many words – well simple –
Windows.next:) This is definitely not the official version but a
version that is becoming common along my circle."He
continues, "The minimum that folks can take for granted is that
the next version will be something completly [sic] different from
what folks usually expect of Windows – I am simply impressed with
the process that Steven has setup to listen to our customers needs
and wants and get a team together than can make it happen. To
actually bring together dozens and dozens of teams across Microsoft
to come up with a vision for Windows.next is a process that is
surreal! The themes that have been floated truly reflect what people
have been looking for years and it will change the way people think
about PCs and the way they use them. It is the future of PCs…"Doing something "completely different" with
the next version of Windows would be a bold move for the world's
largest software firm. Set to air in 2012, according
leaked roadmaps, Microsoft may be planning a whopper of a
surprise for the public. Microsoft has previously stated that
in July it will be turning its focus onwards from Windows 7 on to
designing and refining the next version of Windows.The MSDN
blog that contained the Windows 8 details currently is down; it may
well have been pulled. However, the full text is
cached on Google.However and whenever Windows 8 approaches
the market, we certainly hope that Microsoft continues with one of
the key programs that made Windows 7 such a huge success – its
public test candidate program. With Microsoft following
similar practices with Office
2010 and other products, it seems likely it will.
quote: but admittedly the advantages of 64-bit software are virtually non-existent in most, but certainly not all applications.
quote: Would be nice for games to move to 64-bit finally.
quote: Why? Do games really need that much more system memory? They won't get faster, that depends upon the video card. Do you even understand the need/reason for 64-bit?
quote: It would be nice to see a 64-bit only OS. It would be a nice nudge for software companies to start moving forward would be awesome.
quote: It would be nice to see a 64-bit only OS.
quote: wrong - Windows 2000: new architecture
quote: ...which describe the upcoming Windows 8 as "completly different [sic]" from past version of the OS. They say that Windows 8...
quote: the next version will be something completly [sic] different from what folks usually expect of Windows
quote: ... may require you put in upwards of 40 hours to get...
quote: However, cost of the operating system is not the reason to use Linux. It may be free in terms of time spent, but you have to be willing/wanting to do the learning curve and expect to spend some extra time getting all your hardware drivers working properly, etc.
quote: Except that it doesn't cost $100. A proper license costs twice as much.
quote: OEM doesn't cut it if you plan to upgrade your system
quote: Or, God forbid, need support
quote: I live in Eastern Europe, and these are the cheapest online prices:
quote: Do Newegg prices include VAT? Or is 104$ the final price?
quote: Our neighbors to the north have the same problem as Europe, actually.
quote: Holy crap! What are you using a computer for then? You should stick with an abacus if you make that little!
quote: On topic: can anyone remember a version of Windows that wasn't touted as revolutionary?
quote: That said, Microsoft should engage in more elaborate discriminatory pricing schemes, giving not just college students but IT professionals and providers of IT-related learning materials discounted costs.
quote: No, they probably use open source programs like GIMP as opposed to Photoshop.
quote: Adobe.Have you seen pricing on their products? You should worship at the feet of MS, pricing wise. Microsoft produces stuff that does an order of magnitude as much at a fraction of the cost. And I am not your MS fanboy; but seriously, have you ever bought any serious software?!