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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       08 Oct 2013 #1

    With Windows 8 and now Windows 8.1, Microsoft tried - not entirely successfully - to make tablets part of a continuum that goes from number-crunching workstations and high-end gaming rigs through all-in-one touchscreen media systems and thin-and light notebooks down to slender touch tablets, all with the same OS, aiming for the best of both of today's computing worlds. What will it do for the next version of Windows?

    Despite rumours of an aggressive development and shipping schedule, there's no official word about what's in the next version of Windows, but there are plenty of rumours (many of them from Chinese enthusiast sites that claim to have leaked builds), plus more reliable information from job adverts for the Windows and Windows Phone teams. Could it be that we'll get Windows 8.2 first?

    There are also patents, which may or may not be relevant, and some rare comments from developers on the Windows team. Here's what we've heard about Windows 9 and what we think is happening
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    Read more at: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/sof...umours-1029245
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    India
    Posts : 2,235
    Win 7 64 Bit Utimate
       11 Oct 2013 #2

    I like this part. If that will be true.

    Windows 9 to be cheaper, smaller, with more apps
    In the last Microsoft earnings call CFO Peter Klein made it clear that Microsoft has got the message that Windows 8 tablets need to be cheaper; "we know that our growth depends on our ability to give customers the exciting hardware they want, at the price-points they demand."

    Another revealing Microsoft job advert talks about having Windows Phone and WinRT apps run on both Windows Phone and Windows. "Do you wish the code you write for Windows Store apps would just work on the Windows Phone and vice versa? If so, then this is the role for you! We are the team leading the charge to bring much of the WinRT API surface and the .NET Windows Store profile to the Phone."

    That sounds like a longer term goal, given that the job advert was on the Microsoft Careers site at the beginning of February, and it's being driven by the Windows Phone team (we don't expect to see the next version of Windows Phone until the autumn), but it could give developers an incentive to write apps for the Windows Store and give Windows 9 users more to choose from. Scaling apps to fit different size screens would help here too.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    England
    Posts : 9,817
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       16 Oct 2013 #3

    This could be good news and I hope its accurate as this may help towards less piracy of the operating system and help to make it more available to the lower paid, part time workers and the unemployed.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,775
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       18 Oct 2013 #4

    Most of that is about Phone and tablets, I just hope Microsoft doesn't forget there are still a lot of us desktop users out here who don't want a tablet OS. But, I agree it would be good for us if they made things cheaper as Stephanie says.
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  5.    21 Oct 2013 #5

    Apple made their money on phones and tablets more than their macs
    I guess microsoft wants to try to get the same thing


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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
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    Posts : 32
    Win8.1.1 / Win10
       07 Nov 2013 #6

    It's all about market, they have to get sales numbers and market share up.
    Their biggest market is average users, that is who they are going to focus on.
    Hope they don't completely forget us.
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  7.    08 Nov 2013 #7

    Interesting article. I can see the benefit of having one OS for everything from a business stand point, however I use my desktop very differently to my phone, for example. Not sure if that would work for me.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       14 Nov 2013 #8

    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.
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  9.    14 Nov 2013 #9

    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.
    Yeah, some thing like that. Obviously the desktop version can resource heavier than the mobile one...
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
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    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       15 Nov 2013 #10

    bigseb, post: 3069, member: 98 said:
    Yeah, some thing like that. Obviously the desktop version can resource heavier than the mobile one...
    One thing nice about a PC is that updating hardware to match the advances in software is pretty easy to do.
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