1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       02 Sep 2014 #1

    IDC Expects Windows 9 To Be A Game Changer


    Don’t we all? In fact, Windows 8 has already started to change rules of the games, both on tablets and notebooks, and Windows 9 looks set to continue the good work.
    Since the next full version of the operating system is expected to come with an overabundance of new features and options, industry experts believe it has what it takes to convince more users to install it on their devices — or buy new devices for that matter.
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  2.    02 Sep 2014 #2

    I believe it will too. It works good now, i'd imagine if it was even better, as in fixed the disconnect between the ui's, that it'd be great. With it running on everything, they have a chance if marketed correctly to make a big impact.

    They must execute flawlessly:

    W9/WP9/RT into one cohesive experience.
    Release Office Gemini.
    Introduce a compelling high end hardware phone and tablet utilizing the updated ui.
    Allow messaging and calling to work on all devices.
    Update Surface Pro 4 with Broadwell.
    Allow Onedrive to be used as a locker for streaming music and videos to all devices including Xbox One.

    Is that too much to ask?
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  3.    03 Sep 2014 #3

    My concerns are that it will supposedly have separate interfaces depending whether it is desktop, laptop or tablet..

    my question is... if I have a tablet, would I have to purchase a tablet version, and if I have a desktop do I have to purchase a desktop version. OR, would the different interfaces still be available as they are in Windows 8?
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,194
    Windows 10 IoT
       03 Sep 2014 #4

    I would think it will be one version/image that can tailor the install to the type of device its being installed on. Splitting it up into different SKU's would just complicate things and confuse consumers looking to buy it off of the shelf at a Retail outlet.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
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    Windows 10
       03 Sep 2014 #5

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I would think it will be one version/image that can tailor the install to the type of device its being installed on.
    Going to be interesting how they do this

    I have a Laptop with a touch screen, wonder how they will know if I want touch environment or mouse as I switch between the 2 while using it
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  6. Joined : Feb 2014
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    Windows 10
       03 Sep 2014 #6

    The smart money says they will leave the choice to the consumer.
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       03 Sep 2014 #7

    Rickkins said: View Post
    The smart money says they will leave the choice to the consumer.
    That sounds like the most sensible option, but with what they did going from 7 to 8, I am not sure
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       03 Sep 2014 #8

    What if you have a hybrid? That seems to be the question being asked now. Docked its a laptop with keyboard, undocked its a tablet with touch screen. If it switches on the fly that would be impressive. In any case hopefully there are options to set what you want and if you want it to toggle back and forth. What would really suck is if you had to decide one way or the other during the install and were stuck with that choice after that. If you had to reinstall if you changed your mind that would be bad.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
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       03 Sep 2014 #9

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I would think it will be one version/image that can tailor the install to the type of device its being installed on. Splitting it up into different SKU's would just complicate things and confuse consumers looking to buy it off of the shelf at a Retail outlet.
    I'd think it would have to be different SKUs such as with the different editions. Although probably not impossible, but I'd imagine it would be a quite costly, perhaps running into the $millions to create an OS to run across multiple devices.

    They already cut the WP team after purchasing Nokia and gave that responsibility to the OS development team. I'd guess that that department is subdivided into closely knitted teams working together for one common purpose of creating OSs with very similar features for a similar experience. So now they have a platform of similar OSs to run across different devices. Full OS editions, RT, WP, Server, and Xbox. WP may be eliminated to run RT on phones.

    Having had my WP8/8.1 I'm noticing that whatever is developed for the phone is rumored to be included in W9, such as Cortana. We already know that the Start Screen and Apps Screen was ported over. So, their goal is different OSs with similar experience. The only way I can see do expedite that is with Modern/Metro.
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 03 Sep 2014 at 14:36.
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
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       03 Sep 2014 #10

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    I'd think it would have to be different SKUs such as with the different editions. Although probably not impossible, but I'd imagine it would be a quite costly, perhaps running into the $millions to create an OS to run across multiple devices.

    They already cut the WP team after purchasing Nokia and gave that responsibility to the OS development team. I'd guess that that department is subdivided into closely knitted teams working together for one common purpose of creating OSs with very similar features for a similar experience. So now they have a platform of similar OSs to run across different devices. Full OS editions, RT, WP, Server, and Xbox. WP may be eliminated to run RT on phones.

    Having had my WP8/8.1 I'm noticing that whatever is developed for the phone is rumored to be included in W9, such as Cortana. We already know that the Start Screen and Apps Screen was ported over. So, their goal is different OSs with similar experience. The only way I can see do expedite that is with Modern/Metro.
    If they go that route IMHO it just complicates things, especially if there is a 9 and 9 Pro. 9 Tablet, 9 Pro tablet, 9 Desktop, 9 Pro Desktop, 9 hybrid , 9 Pro hybrid? Different product codes for each? Plus Media Center? What if you bought 9 Desktop but want to switch to 9 Tablet? Can you upgrade/downgrade? To me the better option is to let the consumer decide during the install. And even better switch it after, if you don't like how it works. Also, if your buying a laptop or desktop with a touch screen which version should be installed by the OEM? Anyway its mostly rumors at this point so it is going to be interesting when the consumer preview finally appears.
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