1.    05 Sep 2014 #1
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    Windows 9 to Be Fully Focused on Low-Cost Devices


    Microsoft is already in the middle of a very complex plan to bring more affordable devices running modern Windows to the market, so it’s no surprise that the upcoming Windows 9 operating system is going to be part of this new plan.

    The LinkedIn profile of Oleg Krogius (registered account needed), software developer at Microsoft, reveals that the Redmond-based software giant has already started work on making Windows 9 better for low-cost devices, which could be a sign that the company is trying to the make the software run smoother on affordable tablets and PCs.
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  2.    05 Sep 2014 #2
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    Belgrade, Serbia
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    Affordable PCs i.e. ancient dumpsters designed in the XP era. Probably xD
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  3.    08 Sep 2014 #3
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    Is it possible dire economic forecasts forced Microsoft's hand?
    After all, if you need new -and expensive-hardware to run an Operating System, why bother...
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  4.    08 Sep 2014 #4
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    I like the idea that a new OS requires new/better hardware. It's how I justify the purchase of a new computer to my wife

    But ... I also need one that will run on the old Dells and HPs that are donated to our Thrift Store.
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  5.    08 Sep 2014 #5
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    This isn't the first time they've done something like this, Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    My guess is they want to sway people from buying Chrome Books and Android tablets.
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  6.    08 Sep 2014 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by georgeks View Post
    Is it possible dire economic forecasts forced Microsoft's hand?
    After all, if you need new -and expensive-hardware to run an Operating System, why bother...
    Yeah but it won't likely be old hardware. The processor requirements will preclude that (the whole NX, SSE2 business)
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