Windows 10: Windows 9 Plans Create Tension Between Microsoft and OEMs

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       30 Aug 2014 #1

    Windows 9 Plans Create Tension Between Microsoft and OEMs


    If the information we have right now is accurate, Windows 9 should see daylight in April 2015, approximately one year after the introduction of Windows 8.1 Update.


    While this does make sense when taking Microsoft’s new fast cadence into consideration, it’s really a weird decision for PC manufacturers, who are upset that it takes so long to bring a new operating system to the market.

    Russian leaker WZor says that some OEMs have expressed their complaints towards the April 2015 release date, explaining that during that time of the year sales are going very slow. At the same time, they are asking Microsoft to bring the OS version to the market sooner, possibly before Christmas and the New Year, in order to benefit from the holiday sales boost and ship more devices.

    That’s obviously impossible, but it’s easy to understand why PC makers are not pleased with Microsoft’s decision. At this point, word has it that the two sides are working on finding a way to address this problem, with some sources saying that a special Windows 8.1 build, which could then be updated free of charge to Windows 9, could be installed on devices going on sale during the holiday season.
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  2.    30 Aug 2014 #2

    . . .hey does any one have some cheese, and crackers. . .anyone. . .
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  3.    30 Aug 2014 #3

    Lee said: View Post
    . . .hey does any one have some cheese, and crackers. . .anyone. . .
    No, but my Bunny has lots of popcorn. Want some??
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       30 Aug 2014 #4

    I'll take some!
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       30 Aug 2014 #5

    Duh! If sales are slow in April then maybe Win 9 is what they need to boast sales. During Christmas people will buy what ever is available.

    Jim
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  6.    30 Aug 2014 #6

    If Windows 9 isn't ready for prime time it isn't ready. You don't want to release it and then sort out the bugs and flaws. Microsoft doesn't need any more negative press. If they bring it to market too early and it has issues, its just going to backfire on them.
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       30 Aug 2014 #7

    OEM's are probably worried Windows 8.1 will cause a lacklustre Christmas and New Year Holiday shopping season. In the past if you have bought a a machine within 3 months or so of the release of the new OS you got a free update aside from disc fees. It just makes more work for everyone in April as clients upgrade and screw up their machines. It would be better for everyone if the new OS is ready. But it most likely won't be and that is better than rushing a not ready product to market. We have seen what happens in that case. I suppose the best thing would be a one time exception to move Christmas to the 25th April.
    Microsoft have really screwed their customers and the OEM's with this Windows 8 debacle. The only other suggestion is a special version that upgrades for free in increments giving less chance or maybe more chance of breaking things. It is going to be interesting in the support industry for a while next year.
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  8.    31 Aug 2014 #8

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    If Windows 9 isn't ready for prime time it isn't ready. You don't want to release it and then sort out the bugs and flaws. Microsoft doesn't need any more negative press. If they bring it to market too early and it has issues, its just going to backfire on them.
    I'm certain that there is a drop dead date for the release of Win9. Every IT shop has one and they have to stick to it. My personal experience in the field has taught me this all too well. When a new project or major update goes online there normally is a rather large list is "fixes" that need to be done right away. And the same will occur with Win9.

    Just the nature of the best.
    Jeff
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  9.    31 Aug 2014 #9

    I, for one, hope that if the release date is in April that MS will offer free updates to people who get PC's over Christmas.
    It would be only fair, IMO.

    But ya never know.
    Jeff
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  10.    31 Aug 2014 #10

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I, for one, hope that if the release date is in April that MS will offer free updates to people who get PC's over Christmas.
    It would be only fair, IMO.

    But ya never know.
    Jeff
    Please don't get me wrong Bunny I just don't get why it wouldn't be fair. If someone decided to buy a computer for Christmas (four four to five months before the release of the next Windows OS what gives them the right to get a free copy of the next OS. They made the decision to buy early thus they should live with that decision. Again why is it people think that Microsoft owes people something just because they buy a product that contains a Microsoft OS.
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