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  1.    26 Aug 2014 #1
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    Windows 9 is very likely to get its very first preview build late next month, but officially speaking, little is known so far about what’s expected to let us catch a glimpse of Microsoft’s Windows game changer.

    According to rumors however, Windows 9 Preview could see daylight on September 30 as part of a press event during which Microsoft is also expected to share more details about this project.
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  2.    26 Aug 2014 #2

    Some WZor's tweets translated by 'Superuser' at MDL.

    Of course, Metro UI won't be enabled by default in Enterprise and Server versions.

    Special build of Windows 9 Enterprise Technical Preview is compiled already, OEM test builds of Windows 9 Pro won't be available for public.

    Test build of Windows 9 RT for ARM processors is compiled too, but it can be tested only on Surface 3.

    MS: "We don't know how to make people switch from Windows XP. Users of Windows 7 will get awesome offer.

    Those who bought Windows 8 Retail versions or bought a machine with it, will receive special offer, worth about 20$.

    Windows 9 will support 3D on UHD TV.

    New feature: backup and restore system image from cloud.

    Microsoft is developing ability to virtualize backups of physical systems in the cloud.

    "Cloud hypervisor" - it's a reality.
    Source: WZor
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  3.    26 Aug 2014 #3
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    Interesting

    Now to wait for the price of it, but getting an offer of $20 doesn't sound much, unless it means 9 will be available for $20 then that is good
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  4.    26 Aug 2014 #4
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    How about "Not Eight" as it's new name....

    (sorry, I couldn't resist.)
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  5.    26 Aug 2014 #5

    september i guess
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  6.    26 Aug 2014 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    How about "Not Eight" as it's new name....

    (sorry, I couldn't resist.)
    Or how about any thing but 8??
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  7.    26 Aug 2014 #7
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    I think a few were hoping for a Monty Python edition, "And now for something completely different".

    Just for the record, I'm not one of them.
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  8.    26 Aug 2014 #8
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    "Windows Technical Preview for Enterprise." Looks like Microsoft is keeping its tradition of mouthful titles....

    Seriously, I want no more Aero iconography on the Desktop. Get that crap out there! The UX of Windows 8 sometimes looks weird because of these 3D, shiny icons versus the flat modern ones. That's not going to be ANY better when a mini-Start Screen shows up.
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  9.    26 Aug 2014 #9

    Not sure if you guys got a glimse of this...

    Seems the new start menu can be expanded (?full screen) as a mini-start screen...


    Source: Windows 9 start menu fullscreen demo: This is how the new-old start menu will look like - WinBuzzer
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  10.    26 Aug 2014 #10

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    "Windows Technical Preview for Enterprise." Looks like Microsoft is keeping its tradition of mouthful titles....

    Seriously, I want no more Aero iconography on the Desktop. Get that crap out there! The UX of Windows 8 sometimes looks weird because of these 3D, shiny icons versus the flat modern ones. That's not going to be ANY better when a mini-Start Screen shows up.
    I love the Aero themes, I wish they would bring it back
    and the advance screen for customizing would be a nice touch also.

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Not sure if you guys got a glimse of this...

    Seems the new start menu can be expanded (?full screen) as a mini-start screen...

    I hope you can turn it off, going to Metro the way it is in Windows 8 is just fine for me.
    Last edited by Trust_No1; 26 Aug 2014 at 16:40.
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