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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
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    OS X, Win 10
       24 Jul 2014 #21

    HippsieGypsie, post: 34246, member: 99 said:
    I may as well post this here since it's along the same line.


    http://m.seekingalpha.com/article/23...adella-gets-it
    Actually it makes perfect since (IMHO). . .
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,805
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       24 Jul 2014 #22

    Make no mistake about it. Their ultimate goal is an OS running across all devices. We see signs of this:

    1. Layoffs concerning Windows Phone. No need for that department any more. Tons of money saved having one department writing OS code for all devices.

    2. Omission of RT. Didn't work, so scrap it.

    3. The writing of Office in Modern/Metro.

    4. Out with the old bosses > In with the new ones with a new plan of attack on just how to present their ultimate goal.

    I think they will reintroduce an optional Desktop Start Menu to appease those that want one to use.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       24 Jul 2014 #23

    PaulGo, post: 34245, member: 275 said:
    Based upon the sales of Windows 8 and 8.1, I doubt it will be the same. Currently I am running Windows 7 because of my dislike of the Windows 8 interface. I hope Windows 9 is fresh and innovative with a usable desktop interface, and not like Windows 8.
    You're right I am wrong. . .whatever. . .have a nice day. . .
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       24 Jul 2014 #24

    Nein, nein, nein.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2014
    Posts : 72
    Windows 10, 64 bit
       24 Jul 2014 #25

    Lee, post: 34257, member: 135 said:
    You're right I am wrong. . .whatever. . .have a nice day. . .
    Since you are wrong you might as well learn to spell the name of your Apple OS correctly it is OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) not Maverik. As an Apple owner I thought you would appreciate how Apple choose to keep their Desktop OS separate from the Smartphone OS.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       24 Jul 2014 #26

    PaulGo, post: 34259, member: 275 said:
    Since you are wrong you might as well learn to spell the name of your Apple OS correctly it is OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) not Maverik. As an Apple owner I thought you would appreciate how Apple choose to keep their Desktop OS separate from the Smartphone OS.
    You really not a nice person are you. . .have a nice life, and good bye.
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  7.    24 Jul 2014 #27

    alphanumeric, post: 34243, member: 152 said:
    The merge is between Windows Phone OS, Windows RT and Windows, not with past operating systems. That's my read on it anyway. They will all be under the one division instead of independent divisions like they are now. That way any changes made will be across all three platforms. A unified user experience across all devices. Oh and Windows 98 was not based on an NT kernel. You were somewhat correct in saying almost all. There were a few non NT based operating system released by Microsoft in the early years.
    I was thinking 98 was the first to use 32bit processing, and was designed using elements of NT, but I am certainly no expert. I am still thinking that Windows Phone, RT and Windows will all use the same core designed around NT. The core will be updated but still use elements of it predecessor, and each platform will have their own special components, or am I mistaken?
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       25 Jul 2014 #28

    Trust_No1, post: 34270, member: 353 said:
    I was thinking 98 was the first to use 32bit processing, and was designed using elements of NT, but I am certainly no expert. I am still thinking that Windows Phone, RT and Windows will all use the same core designed around NT. The core will be updated but still use elements of it predecessor, and each platform will have their own special components, or am I mistaken?
    The Windows 9x line were 16/32 bit hybrids and based on DOS. Windows 95, 98 and ME and I think even 3.1. None of those were NT based. The first Microsoft operating systems to use the NT core were actually called NT. Windows NT 3x, NT 4. With Windows 2000 and onward they dropped the NT from the name. 9x was consumer and NT was business up until ME/2000. Then it was one windows for everyone, or something like that.

    Yes it appears Windows Phone, Windows RT and Windows will use the same NT Core. That's what it sounds like anyway. I'm not a programmer or coder so I can only imagine how that works. Windows Phone hardware is very similar to what Windows RT runs on so that shouldn't be a big deal, but a full Windows device is quit different. Anyway, it will be interesting times that's for sure.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,805
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       25 Jul 2014 #29

    I'll correct what I
    HippsieGypsie, post: 34248, member: 99 said:
    Make no mistake about it. Their ultimate goal is an OS running across all devices. We see signs of this:

    1. Layoffs concerning Windows Phone. No need for that department any more. Tons of money saved having one department writing OS code for all devices.

    2. Omission of RT. Didn't work, so scrap it.

    3. The writing of Office in Modern/Metro.

    4. Out with the old bosses > In with the new ones with a new plan of attack on just how to present their ultimate goal.

    I think they will reintroduce an optional Desktop Start Menu to appease those that want one to use.
    I'll correct what I stated about"one OS" and RT with this:

    http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8...sn-t-dead.html
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  10. Joined : Mar 2014
    Posts : 72
    Windows 10, 64 bit
       25 Jul 2014 #30

    HippsieGypsie, post: 34280, member: 99 said:
    I'll correct what I


    I'll correct what I stated about"one OS" and RT with this:

    http://www.eightforums.com/windows-8...sn-t-dead.html
    I like the approach Microsoft is taking. It will maximize the number of quality applications on all platforms. Now if they can develop a great interface for the PC...
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