Windows 10: Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

  1. Brink's Avatar
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       21 Aug 2014 #1

    Microsoft will reportedly launch Windows 9 on September 30 and could ultimately be known as the last of the software giant's big bang operating system releases.

    According to The Verge, Microsoft will feature "Threshold," or Windows 9 on Sept. 30. Mary Jo Foley reported last week that Microsoft would preview what will be Windows 9 later in September.

    While the Windows 9 christening will kick off a march to a general public roll out in spring of 2015, it's worth outlining why the operating system is strategic today, but a mere transition product if you zoom out beyond two years.

    The Wall Street Journal asked whether Microsoft needed all the hubbub around Windows 9. The short answer is yes — for now.

    In a short-term lens, Windows 9 is critical because:
    • Microsoft needs to put the Windows 8 launch to bed to get us talking about something other than Vista analogies;
    • The software giant needs to refine Windows to be both touch and non-touch friendly;
    • Windows needs to hook into Microsoft's platform and productivity mantra;
    • And Windows needs to lay the groundwork for a faster development cadence as well as a cloud approach.
    Read more at: Microsoft's Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift | ZDNet
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       21 Aug 2014 #1

    How much additional Internet bandwidth will be required to support this?
    The Internet is too slow currently.

    Don't forget that the movie/TV sites will probably start providing so-called "4K" content to their subscribers (if they aren't already).

    How much additional hardware will MS need to install to meet usage requirements?
    They've had server capacity issues before.
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       21 Aug 2014 #2

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift
    Oh, there's a f in that last word...

    A Guy
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  4.    22 Aug 2014 #3

    A Guy, post: 35747, member: 22 said:
    Oh, there's a f in that last word...

    A Guy
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  5.    22 Aug 2014 #4

    One question. . .after reading this article, and many others over the past couple months is their anyone out there that really knows what Microsoft is really doing or planning on doing. . .maybe it is just me, albeit there seems to be noting, but conjecture coming from all those supposedly in the know. . .:)
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       22 Aug 2014 #5

    Bloggers are like Psychics - its all entertainment. A few do have sources inside MS but 99% just interpreted what they thought they said and then right more junk to fill their column quote. But it is entertaining to see the reactions to some of these posts.

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  7.    22 Aug 2014 #6

    The "on line" Operating Systems don't do me any good, for my recording studio. I go off line when recording or mixing. It eliminates potential dropouts and clicks in the audio. As I use Sonar (X3 version), it only works with Windows OS. I could use a MAC with Windows installed but that seems a waste to pay 3X as much for hardware.
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