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  1.    14 Sep 2014 #31

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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Bournemouth, UK
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       14 Sep 2014 #32

    Not long now people
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
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       14 Sep 2014 #33

    Edwin said: View Post
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    Good one, Edwin!

    Is there a live countdown clock anywhere?
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  4.    14 Sep 2014 #34

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Good one, Edwin!

    Is there a live countdown clock anywhere?
    Here, you can throw an email address at them to, if you want:

    Download Windows 9
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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       14 Sep 2014 #35

    My level of excitement is going up as we get closer to the 30th.
    Jeff
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  6. Joined : Feb 2014
    Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       14 Sep 2014 #36

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post

    We will either scream or jump for joy.
    If they have any sense whatsoever, both camps will be jumping for joy.

    Lets all hope for that....
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,727
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       14 Sep 2014 #37

    Rickkins said: View Post
    If they have any sense whatsoever, both camps will be jumping for joy.

    Lets all hope for that....
    Yes, that would make the best business sense. If true, at least we know the desktop remains and your camp gets more of them.

    It will probably be the most flexible and configurable OS to date.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       14 Sep 2014 #38

    I hope that it looks better than 8 and you don't have to use all kind of tweaks to make it usable.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,389
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       14 Sep 2014 #39

    Windows 98 was the most customisable version of Windows that I remember using.
    Each subsequent version removed various customising options.
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Washington
    Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       15 Sep 2014 #40

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    IMO, W8 problems were caused by:
    • MS' inexplicable inability to explain how any of their products work (Sinofsky's heat map blog demonstrated this conclusively).
    • The fact that MS derided anyone who didn't like the new paradigm (including existing customers)
    • The erroneous assumptions that EVERYONE:
      • Was using touchscreen equipped iDevices
      • Wanted to use touchscreen equipped devices


    This led to the inevitable conclusion; MS was planning to force everyone to use Metro Apps, so that they'd get to harvest their 30% App tax.


    It would have been avoided if MS had just left the Start Menu code in W8CP (and onwards) and given users an easy to use setting (like in W8.1)

    People still would have bitched about Aero, Metro "bloat" and WMC though.
    That's more opinion than fact. The heat maps showed which area the screen is most quickly moused over than the start menu. It's easier to move around a large screen full of tiles versus a narrow menu that doesn't expand out on larger monitors.

    Microsoft never scolded anyone about anything.

    They never assumed EVERYONE was on touch devices, why would they even bother improving multimonitor support if that were the case? And if they wanted a 30% app tax, they would have done a better job in doing so from the very beginning. The overwhelming majority of Windows apps are free. The only thing they'd get anything from the Store are games.

    There was no start menu code in the CP nor DP.
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