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LXer 11-08-2010 09:00 PM

LXer: Windows 8 prospects
 
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Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system is now in widespread use and more than a year old. Microsoft has already started work on its successor - Windows 8. The new Windows 8 operating system is expected to be released in late 2012 according to recent reports. One report in particular, from the Dutch arm of Microsoft, suggests that October 2012 could be the target date for a Windows 8 launch.

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Kenny_Strawn 11-14-2010 05:44 PM

Yeah... but as the Mayan prophecies say, M$ is in for a rough ride.

dv502 11-15-2010 04:50 AM

As if I give a !!@*! about window$ 8 release!

Hangdog42 11-15-2010 07:04 AM

This could be an excellent opportunity for MS to shoot themselves in both feet and kneecap themselves for good measure. The real strength of Windows is in businesses, and that is where adoption of 7 is the slowest because they have to test against legacy applications. If they start promoting 8 so soon, they may deter people from migrating to 7 because then they would be faced with almost immediately having to do the migration all over again for 8. While I'm sure that is good for IT employment prospects, I'm sure more than a few businesses are going to balk at the expense of being involved in a continual upgrade evaluation cycle. They got too used to XP being stagnant.

dv502 11-15-2010 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Hangdog42 (Post 4159316)
If they start promoting 8 so soon, they may deter people from migrating to 7 because then they would be faced with almost immediately having to do the migration all over again for 8. While I'm sure that is good for IT employment prospects, I'm sure more than a few businesses are going to balk at the expense of being involved in a continual upgrade evaluation cycle. They got too used to XP being stagnant.

I am surprised of the quick release of this window$. Micro$oft usually cycles their OS every 5,6 or so years.

Sooner or later these companies are going to get tire of these expensive license upgrades, especially the small businesses.

Micro$oft must be desperate for money.

Kenny_Strawn 11-15-2010 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by dv502 (Post 4159353)
I am surprised of the quick release of this window$. Micro$oft usually cycles their OS every 5,6 or so years.

Sooner or later these companies are going to get tire of these expensive license upgrades, especially the small businesses.

Micro$oft must be desperate for money.

Yeah. Apparently, though, 7 was only released about 2 1/2 years after Vi$ta and I am pretty sure 8 will follow the same pattern.

However, that said, even that can't beat Ubuntu's pace of speed and innovation! In fact, even Mac O$ X can't beat it!

On top of this, upgrades (at least for me) simply involve adding new software repositories and installing updates, not having to (1) insert the CD or DVD, (2) boot from the CD or DVD, and (3) run the setup program on the CD or DVD, not knowing just what hardware is supported or what hardware isn't until you actually run the fully installed system.

This, and you also can get plenty of community help -- for FREE. Even the OS is free! This is exactly what LQ is for -- to provide free help to millions of Linux users. So if you think Linux has been giving you a hard time, post a thread about it. Whatever you do, don't come to the MegaSuperThread or to threads here in this Syndicated News forum and troll about Windoze.

dv502 11-15-2010 08:56 AM

And the best part in doing upgrades in linux is it's FREE!!!

Linux users don't have to sacrifice their rent or food bill to install/upgrade linux.

Kenny_Strawn 11-15-2010 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by dv502 (Post 4159450)
And the best part in doing upgrades in linux is it's FREE!!!

Linux users don't have to sacrifice their rent or food bill to install/upgrade linux.

Another benefit that I sometimes take for granted... :D

And what's more is that Linux upgrades unlike Windoze or O$ X upgrades don't break any apps you have installed on your system as they're automatically upgraded with the system -- with Windoze or O$ X you have to pay extra to upgrade your programs.

dv502 11-15-2010 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn (Post 4159466)
with Windoze or O$ X you have to pay extra to upgrade your programs.

Another way for M$/Apple to squeeze users dry. :D

They might as well hand in their wallets and credit cards to them.

It would be funny if M$ had a bandit mask on their logo. hehehe

Kenny_Strawn 11-15-2010 05:25 PM

Or a Windoze logo busting into broken glass at the beak of a penguin... :D

dv502 11-15-2010 06:41 PM

Better yet, Tux peeing on the M$ logo


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