1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       14 Oct 2014 #1

    Microsoft sort of explains what happened to Windows 9


    When Microsoft announced Windows 10, the first question many people asked was what happened to Windows 9? While we have heard the reasoning about the programming issue for legacy applications, Microsoft is pushing a line that sounds a bit more interesting than the 'it breaks old apps'.

    Microsoft's Tony Prophet, who is the corporate vice president of Windows Marketing told a different story while on stage at the Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco. So what did Prophet say about Windows 9? Simply, "It came and it went".
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
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    All kinds
       14 Oct 2014 #2

    In other words, stillborn !!!
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  3.    14 Oct 2014 #3

    Hi

    The funny thing is that the massive upgrade from 8, so large that it had to skip 9 and go to 10 looks just like Windows 7. LOL

    But that's why I like it, I always said that what they needed was to improve 7, not change to something completely different and I think they finally figured that out.

    Mike
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  4. Joined : Mar 2014
    Wyandotte, MI
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       14 Oct 2014 #4

    MikeHawthorne said: View Post
    Hi

    The funny thing is that the massive upgrade from 8, so large that it had to skip 9 and go to 10 looks just like Windows 7. LOL

    But that's why I like it, I always said that what they needed was to improve 7, not change to something completely different and I think they finally figured that out.

    Mike
    Mike, I agree with you!
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  5. Joined : Jun 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Oct 2014 #5

    The way I see it Windows 8.1 Update should have been named Windows 9.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       14 Oct 2014 #6

    In my opinion their was some things Microsoft wanted to do.
    1. Try very hard to improve on W-7.
    2. To get as far away from W-8 as they could.
    3. Make improvements to do both.
    4. Nine doesn't go over well in Germanic languages. (Nine = No)
    5. Show to the public that Microsoft has started listing to the public and will try to make W-10 suite the needs and desires of the masses on several different hardwares. Portable and non-protable. Touch screen and non-touch screen. Users choice.
    6. W-10 name is use to guide our thinking to not just another operating system but a whole new design that will be adjustable to suite the needs of the owner and hardware not just the SOS with a different number.

    To me this new attitude Microsoft has came from new management.
    Listing to their customers will serve them well.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 262
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       15 Oct 2014 #7

    9 = no???
    neun = no???

    I guess it's all in what you hear.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
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    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       15 Oct 2014 #8

    I guess some haven't figured out that 10 is basically 8.1 with a new screen door on the front.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Manchester CT
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       15 Oct 2014 #9

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    I guess some haven't figured out that 10 is basically 8.1 with a new screen door on the front.
    MS still has over a year to make changes. I was a Win8 preview user from day one. What I started with and what ended up being the retail project had some substantial changes. No way MS is done with WinX yet.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
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    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       15 Oct 2014 #10

    John Pombrio said: View Post
    MS still has over a year to make changes. I was a Win8 preview user from day one. What I started with and what ended up being the retail project had some substantial changes. No way MS is done with WinX yet.
    So was I. What major changes in 8? The basic template layout was made. Boot to the new Start Screen instead of the desktop without the Start Menu, the Modern UI with Charms, Store, and apps. They may have added or changed little features here and there, but the basic layout was the same. If you are speaking of the major changes that 8.1 brought then that's a different thing. Still didn't bring back the Start Menu, though.

    Bottom line is that MS released the 10 Preview "template" out there and it contains Modern. I'm pretty sure they won't and can't afford to give it up due to there attempt to infiltrate the mobile market. They compromised by bringing the Start Menu back which is what I meant about the new screen door. The ability to boot to desktop remains, but also the option to boot to Start Screen remains, although greyed out for now.

    So far looking at the top ten wishes of the feedback app there are really not any requests for a major change. But, yes, we have a while to go yet.

    Paul Thurrott: Here are the Top User Requests for Windows
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