Poll: Will you upgrade to Windows 9

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  1. Joined : Jul 2014
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       23 Sep 2014 #51

    Open doors to development for free and payed software made PC, MS and windows what they are now. Even alternatives like Linux owe their existence to that system. Closing those doors would be it's undoing. I don't think MS would do anything to let that happen. They might try to take bigger piece of it though, thru the Windows store. Some attempts to charging for licensing for Apps is to be expected when/if it gains wide acceptance. While it may be walking a thin line, I wouldn't discount that possibility. People are already being groomed for it thru smart phone and tablet SW marketing.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
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       23 Sep 2014 #52

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    I'm expecting WMP and WMC to be ported over via Store app.
    This is something I would like to see

    Would love to see these have a lot more features added (WMP/Zune), a good modern media manager/player would be very welcome

    I don't understand MS though with their media apps, they seem to keep releasing new versions, with less features than the previous one
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
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       23 Sep 2014 #53

    badrobot said: View Post
    Depends on how you plan to upgrade.
    Update your existing OS?
    Buy a new machine with Win 9 pre-installed?

    My gameplan is to get a dvd installer and install it on a spare SSD on my current machine. I do hope there will be a release promo like the $40 win 8 pro before.
    I will just want to upgrade my Windows 8.1, not clean install

    Download from the app store or get the dvd's, don't mind either way

    upto £40 then will have it
    £40 to £100 need to see what the new features are like
    over £100 probably stick with win 8.1 till I need a new pc
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
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       23 Sep 2014 #54

    LittleJay said: View Post
    Do you think the day could possibly come, when MS designs their OS's to only run modern apps purchased through the store and no software from other vendors?
    I used to think that way, but now see how important legacy desktop programs are to some at this time. Perhaps if or when a lot of 3rd party programs get ported over the desktop will disappear. It's a matter of need and popularity. Enterprise will be the determining factor.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
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       23 Sep 2014 #55

    Of course, legacy desktop programs are important for windows, other types of programs including newcomers Apps are more than 1% of all programs for this OS. If the way Apps are set now doesn't radically change, there's no chance they would ever replace "normal" desktop programs.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
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       23 Sep 2014 #56

    badrobot said: View Post
    It's possible. But that day will also be known as MS' "doomsday".
    I agree with you and hopefully MS does as well. But they do have a monopoly share of the OS market and there is always the arrogance factor like in, "It's my way or the highway."
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
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       23 Sep 2014 #57

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    I used to think that way, but now see how important legacy desktop programs are important to some at this time. Perhaps if or when a lot of 3rd party programs get ported over the desktop will disappear. It's a matter of need and popularity. Enterprise will be the determining factor.
    Personally about the only apps I use are weather, maps and finance. Other than that the rest are third party software programs run from the desktop. This is the reason I posed the question, because it would make a big difference on whether I continue to stay with Windows. Thanks for your reply!
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
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       23 Sep 2014 #58

    CountMike said: View Post
    Open doors to development for free and payed software made PC, MS and windows what they are now. Even alternatives like Linux owe their existence to that system. Closing those doors would be it's undoing. I don't think MS would do anything to let that happen. They might try to take bigger piece of it though, thru the Windows store. Some attempts to charging for licensing for Apps is to be expected when/if it gains wide acceptance. While it may be walking a thin line, I wouldn't discount that possibility. People are already being groomed for it thru smart phone and tablet SW marketing.
    You make a valid argument. Thanks!
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
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       23 Sep 2014 #59

    LittleJay said: View Post
    I agree with you and hopefully MS does as well. But they do have a monopoly share of the OS market and there is always the arrogance factor like in, "It's my way or the highway."


    If they go their way, it's like following the steps of Blackberry.
    Last edited by badrobot; 23 Sep 2014 at 17:03.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
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       23 Sep 2014 #60

    To the last posters > The walled garden approach would be a reason why businesses might use Modern apps. Far more safer using the Built-in apps than using a browser to perform for those that need it. Safer than desktop apps also.

    The bottom of this page: Apps for Windows - Microsoft Windows

    If they port and release Office over to Modern as heavily rumored, that alone would be a big hurdle. That is a huge money maker for MS.

    Then there's the side loading of apps made specifically for a particular business. MS has laid out the tools to do so free of charge to create apps at a reasonable cost. I would imagine even Office apps could be custom tailored to fit one's business easily.

    Like I stated, enterprise usually sets the standards. If owners, CEOs, and other board members see fit to use the new system, IT personnel will have no choice but to install and maintain it.
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