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  1. davehc's Avatar
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       #10

    "What I would like to see is different versions of Windows 9, so a person could install one for the desktop and another one for mobile devices."

    But isn't that what we already have with windows 8.1 (or 8)?

    You can set it up on your desktop, and never have to bother with the modern screen (or touchscreen) or, set it up on your tablet with either.
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  2. Stephanie's Avatar
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       #11

    LittleJay, post: 3056, member: 114 said:
    What I would like to see is different versions of Windows 9, so a person could install one for the desktop and another one for mobile devices.
    That would be very good and I'm sure that would work and could be done by Microsoft.
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  3. LittleJay's Avatar
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    Stephanie, post: 4572, member: 25 said:
    That would be very good and I'm sure that would work and could be done by Microsoft.
    Yes it would work and hopefully MS will see things our way.
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  4. davehc's Avatar
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       #13

    I like it the way it is. I pay for one, and get two
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  5. bigseb's Avatar
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    LittleJay, post: 4598, member: 114 said:
    Yes it would work and hopefully MS will see things our way.
    Don't hold your breath...
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  6. LittleJay's Avatar
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    bigseb, post: 4630, member: 98 said:
    Don't hold your breath...
    Trust me. I'm not!
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  7. A Guy's Avatar
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    I wish, but again I believe this "unified Operating System" approach is the only path MS will take. They want a windows phone, next to a windows tablet, next to a windows laptop, next to a windows desktop, all with the same look and feel. That would lead to your car, next to your smart TV, next to your refrigerator, etc. with that same look and feel. It is the holy grail to these tech companies.

    Once they have a generation raised on it, then us naysayers will be the grumpy old crazies of the neighborhood, and everyone will laugh us off. The only thing to ruin that is for everyone to not adopt it. That means an alternative, and for now that's Apple, or Linux. Ever see their share of the market outside of phones, and tablets?

    There are already Linux distros that could ease the transition in look and feel, but even disregarding the differences in operation, most of our favorite software wouldn't "just work". The masses won't go there, even if they don't like the changes in Windows, it will be more familiar and friendly and will remain what comes on their new PC.

    I believe the best we can hope for is that MS continues to leave the ability to "hack" their OS to modify it to work more like we'd like, as is happening with 8 and 8.1.

    A Guy
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       #17

    davehc, post: 4607, member: 120 said:
    I like it the way it is. I pay for one, and get two
    Excellent way to look at it, Dave. Two for one. The traditional desktop and the Modern/Metro walled-garden.

    Bill, you're correct on the "unified", but I don't think MS will get into the appliance or auto business any time soon or future. The best they'll do is firmware or software to run in/on them, such as Oracle with Java and others are doing. Personally I wouldn't mind seeing 8.1 on my car dash screen as we see screens in a lot of autos today. I can envision them in the TV business, but what is TV today? Multipurpose flat-screen monitors that hardwire, WiFi, and/or Bluetooth to any data source.

    On second thought, they are in the TV business: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Live/Partners

    IMO I see nothing wrong with their aim to get an OS to run across multiple devices for familiarity and ease for the user, especially for the non-technical.

    We've seen a lot of change over the years and it will continue to change along with the market. The market has gone mobile. You can pretty much thank cell phones, pads, Apple, and Google for that > Not MS. That's going to be all their aim. The desktop PC market has pretty much flat lined. Not much money in it anymore. What's MS supposed to do? Wait? Then it'll be too late.

    Bottom line is that they did their best to appease the "desktopper" with 8.1. I think that's the furthest they'll nudge. One can pretty much bet there's going to be more Modern/Metro in the next release.
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  9. A Guy's Avatar
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       #18

    Tony, they don't have to be in the TV, Appliance, or Auto business to have their OS in those areas. I don't mean they want to start making cars But they want their OS anywhere there is an OS and a display screen. They may never get there as low powered devices suffice there now, but you can bet they'd love to see their UI everywhere. A Guy
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  10. Stephanie's Avatar
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       #19

    A Guy wrote
    I believe the best we can hope for is that MS continues to leave the ability to "hack" their OS to modify it to work more like we'd like, as is happening with 8 and 8.1.
    I am hoping Windows 9 will come in a Desktop flavour as well as for Tablets :)
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