Microsoft looks to distance itself from Windows 8, jumps to Windows 10

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  • Reply 61 of 214
    edred wrote: »
    They should just call it Windows X.


    I'll bet there were serious discussions at Microsoft of precisely that.

    How many years did it take to get Mac users to stop saying "Oh-Ess-Eks"? Windows users would never figure it out.
  • Reply 62 of 214
    anomeanome Posts: 1,465member
    Is it a complete rewrite from the ground up, as has been needed for the past 14 years?
    I'm guessing not. Because that would break backward compatability with a heap of stuff, probably including MS Office. And we all know where the true power is in Microsoft...
    I find it funny that microsofts marketing is working so well they even have apple sites talking about the new version of windows.   If you guys really hated Microsoft you wouldn't be talking about them at all.
    Yeah, you're right. No-one ever talks about things they don't like. Even when talking about how awful Windows is, or making fun of Monkey Boy dancing, it must mean we actually like them.

    Like how every true conservative knows that Stephen Colbert is really one of theirs, he just pretends to be sending them up to fool the liberals...
    I have to admit microsofts marketing team knows what they are doing. Keep in mind even bashing gets the new windows out there.
    Yeah, even when how bad Windows 8 is gets on to national television with everyone complaining about it, Microsoft were probably just thinking about how much money they were going to make.
    I'm gonna' wait for WindowsXXX ...
    I think that's already out there on one of them Adult Parody sites...

    I'll reserve judgment on Windows 10 until I get a chance to look at it. Also the equivalent server version. I don't hold much hope, though. Windows 8 and Server 2012 were both unusable in initial release. Server 2012 more so. Who came up with the idea of a hybrid desktop/tablet OS for a server?
  • Reply 63 of 214

    Interesting.

     

    Tech companies are reinventing numbers.

     

    Microsoft went from 8 to 10.

     

    Apple went from 10.9 to 10.1.

  • Reply 64 of 214
    I think that Microsoft should carefully consider the name of their new OS and the implication it has on all of the descendants to follow ...

    With that in mind, I suggest:

    Windows Quaker
  • Reply 65 of 214
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     



    But OS XI will be out in ~four years…

     

    Don’t get me started. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 




    What makes you so sure that OS XI will be out in four years, if at all?

  • Reply 66 of 214

    Seriously though, if Windows have reached OS 10, it puts them where Apple was in 2000 with OS X 10.0.

  • Reply 67 of 214
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    Originally Posted by bobborries View Post



    Apple should crank it up to 11

     

     

    They should have done that this year, really, as last year was 10.9.

  • Reply 68 of 214
    Interesting.

    Tech companies are reinventing numbers.

    Microsoft went from 8 to 10.

    Apple went from 10.9 to 10.1.
    If 10.10 were a number being used in a mathematical operation, you would be correct. Unfortunately, for you, that isn't the case.
  • Reply 69 of 214
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    Originally Posted by bobborries View Post



    Apple should crank it up to 11



    Why? Apple has nothing to worry about. OS X is superior and people know it.

  • Reply 70 of 214
    Interesting.

    Tech companies are reinventing numbers.

    Microsoft went from 8 to 10.

    Apple went from 10.9 to 10.1.
    If 10.10 were a number being used in a mathematical operation, you would be correct. Unfortunately, for you, that isn't the case.

    Are there still idiots who are on this? Cripes! They don't remember OS X 10.4.11? The fact that you can have two periods in a row is all the proof you need that they're not decimal points!
  • Reply 71 of 214
    Windows 9 was tested to suck so windows 8 hey?
  • Reply 72 of 214

    You people are ridiculous. Eventually, Windows was going to hit a 10th version (within the next few years). Are you telling me their evil plan all along for the past 10 years has to eventually get to the same number as Apple? Grow up.

  • Reply 73 of 214
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    Interesting.



    Tech companies are reinventing numbers.



    Microsoft went from 8 to 10.



    Apple went from 10.9 to 10.1.


    If 10.10 were a number being used in a mathematical operation, you would be correct. Unfortunately, for you, that isn't the case.




    Are there still idiots who are on this? Cripes! They don't remember OS X 10.4.11? The fact that you can have two periods in a row is all the proof you need that they're not decimal points!

     

     

    Where is the proof that 10.10 contains a full stop and not a decimal point? There are no two periods in a row there.

     

    I rest my case.

  • Reply 74 of 214
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    Windows 8: Good idea, terrible execution. Seems like the way this whole project was managed is design by committee. Once it was done, marketing probably had no idea how to educate people how to use it. The result is just a colossal lump of software no one can really optimally use. 

     

    The funny thing is, MS had the opportunity to start from scratch with Windows RT. No baggage of legacy code there, but instead they tried to mimic the desktop. Trying to design an interface that will look like it will do something when it really won't (fake desktop that will not run x86 apps) is just plain idiotic IMHO. All I can do is shake my head and smile by all this backpedaling. 


     

     

    You're almost right.

     

    Windows 8: bad idea, terrible execution.

  • Reply 75 of 214
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     
    Originally Posted by schlack View Post

    actually very smart. don't want to be one number behind the mac os.



    But OS XI will be out in ~four years…

     

    do you think the iphone 6 is really the 6th gen iphone? 


     

    Don’t get me started. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 


     

     

    OS XI will never happen as Apple seem to like their decimal points so much. Or should that be periods?

  • Reply 76 of 214
    dsddsd Posts: 186member

    X-PENSIVE WinOS

  • Reply 77 of 214
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Does it not load for you? Maybe AdBlock is blocking it.


     

    No, what I was meaning was although they may look like ads, those tiles in the start menu are apps. One is the Mint.com app, and the other is the TripAdvisor app. 

     

    I think that's what you meant.


     

     

    I think he was pulling your leg; you ran with it.

  • Reply 78 of 214
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    Originally Posted by Brian Jojade View Post



    Everyone knows that even numbered builds of Windows are to be avoided. The odd numbered builds are the ones that get installed. They are simply saying the next version is going to suck.



    No doubt.

  • Reply 79 of 214
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post



    Windows? I look out of windows.



    If God wished us to use Windows, he would allow us to come back from the dead...frequently.



    NEVER approach a PC thinking "This will only take 5 minutes".



    Windows users often swear at their PC's, whereas Mac users always swear by their Macs.



    In a world without walls and fences,

    who needs Windows and Gates?

    - Sun Microsystems

     

     

    Very good; though even Apple users can put their apostrophes in the wrong place.

  • Reply 80 of 214

    As I remember, Apple also was supposed to jump from Mac OS 8 to OS X, but delays meant they had to release an interim OS 9.

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