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

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  • Reply 161 of 214
    negafoxnegafox Posts: 480member
    In a few years, we will probably have:

    OS X
    Windows 10 (skipped 9)
    BlackBerry 10 (skipped 8 and 9)
    Android Ten
  • Reply 162 of 214
    edred wrote: »
    They should just call it Windows X.

    And where does this place Windows XP?

    After it.
  • Reply 163 of 214
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mac_128 View Post

     

    Apple really should not have released 10.10. They should have used this opportunity to create a new brand for their Mac OS, not necessarily 11, but a complete departure from the old way of doing things.




    I'm of the mind that Apple should just keep the "OSX" moniker, redefining the "X" as a reference to the system's Unix roots.

  • Reply 164 of 214
    thepixeldocthepixeldoc Posts: 2,257member
    Unsolved problems that still make a Windows experience regardless of number, a... Pain. In. The. A**!

    1) NT Kernel was and is still crap;

    2) OEMs forcing slagware, malware, custom crap GUI's to UIs that NO ONE understands, needs, or uses;

    3) Windows software developers that feel they need to bundle hidden "installs" of 3rd-party crap to try and make a buck, that generally takes over browser task bars, and is a pain to remove;

    4) The registry. No need to expound(!);

    5) Settings cruft from versions as old as DOS itself... and still look that way too, including truncated names when searching for a file in the open dialog box.

    6) Allowing software developers to do anything they damn well please, with absolutely NO GUI Guidelines.

    Predictions:

    1) Window 10 won't move the charts or be installed any more than 8... maybe less this time next year.

    2) Microsoft will possibly make more money from Office for Mac, iOS and Android than from new upgrades on the Windows platform; Chromebook version on the horizon or already released.

    3) This time next year we'll revisit this entire discussion when MS announces Windows 11, where none of the PAIN points above have been addressed... but the Windows 7 look will come back to desktops and the mobile OS will be spun off into Windows Polis***... because they can't use Metro in any way shape or form and have run out of ideas.

    *** the name prediction is just throwing something stupid out there, staying true to the Microsoft vein of [S]innovation [/S]execution and thought.

    Cross out: what was I thinking putting that word into the same sentence with Microsoft...:no:
  • Reply 165 of 214
    Slightly better than calling it 'Windows Nein' ;)
  • Reply 166 of 214
    asciiascii Posts: 5,936member

    They have given up on one GUI to rule them all, but they haven't given up on one OS to rule them all. They have a concept called Continuum whereby as you add or remove hardware (e.g. connecting or removing a keyboard from your tablet) the GUI changes to best match the current hardware. If you plug a mouse in, the start menu replaces the start screen, etc. That's their long term vision anyway.

     

    Apple doesn't have any combo devices like this so they only need one GUI per device so far. But Apple's idea basically won out - one GUI to rule them all just made for a sub par experience on every device.

  • Reply 167 of 214
    knowitallknowitall Posts: 1,648member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

     

     

    If you look at their build numbers (or whatever), you’ll see why they numbered them the way they did.




    This thread is fun!

  • Reply 168 of 214
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    Originally Posted by jfanning View Post





    The one I am using a the moment, it is not really any slower to boot than my 2014 MBP

     

    Yeah, slow boot is becoming a thing of the past. My $600 2011 SSD Win7 laptop boots about 10 seconds slower than my 2012 MBA. My $400 spinny-drive Windows 8 kids' desktop boots in less than 10 seconds to login.

  • Reply 169 of 214
    jpellinojpellino Posts: 697member
    Quote:


    My $400 spinny-drive Windows 8 kids' desktop boots in less than 10 seconds to login.

     





    Yes, as does my wife's Dell / Win 8.x, then it does a minute + of initialization once the home screen is deceptively visible...

  • Reply 170 of 214
    paul94544paul94544 Posts: 1,027member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CanukStorm View Post

    This Continuum feature MS demoed for 2-in-1's actually looks cool, and nicely done.   I like how when you disconnect the keyboard, it automatically goes into multitouch mode and vice versa.  Imagine if OSX got multi-touch capability and could automatically go back and forth between touch and keyboard / mouse?  Watch the video;

     

    http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/09/continuum-microsoft-finally-makes-touch-and-mouse-make-sense-together/

     

    Another great feature is Windows Universal Apps.  If I buy an app on one device, I can download that app, for free, on ANY other device.  So no paying for separately for apps on phone, tablet, or PC.  This is something Apple should implement - unify the iOS & Mac App Stores and have universal iOS & Mac apps.  Pay only once.

     

    There's so much wrong with this its hard to know where to start

    MS just does not understand the form factor: They have it completely backwards. The idea is NOT to start with the device, Microsoft is trying to shoe horn windows into every size of device and it doesn't work because trying to force the mouse and keyboard UI onto a tablet or anything else is stupid and has been proven not to work on a tablet. MS has virtually admited this when they attempted (very badly) recently to compare a surface pro (+$350 more costly) up against a Macbook Air. When they first brought out the surface they attempted to market it as tablet and failed. Now to save face they try to compete with laptops and are failing again.

    Apple has it correct: When designing the UI for a device, really think about the form factor and take UI elements that fit and make sense with the size and fucntion. Apple did this first with the iPhone, then applied it to the tablet and are now doing the same with the watch. Each form factor has a differently applied elements to make it work effectively. An exmaple is th watch, Samsung didn't think much about the wtach UI and tried to shoehorn the Android phone OS into its watch. Apple decided that pinch to zoom on such a small screen made no sense and so created the crown. instead to execute the same feature. This is an example of why comapanies like MS, Samsing, HTC etc will never make any thing great until they copy the way it should be done. I expect apple has the designs for the TV remote already completed but won't release a product until the correct TV market conditions are right.

    MS just simply doesn't understand this concept and as long as it tries to shoehorn Windows onto each device it will fail. It's okay MS is fading away into irrelevence, it will take a long time but it will continue , just like IBM before it
  • Reply 171 of 214
    paul94544paul94544 Posts: 1,027member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Paul94544 View Post

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CanukStorm View Post

    This Continuum feature MS demoed for 2-in-1's actually looks cool, and nicely done.   I like how when you disconnect the keyboard, it automatically goes into multitouch mode and vice versa.  Imagine if OSX got multi-touch capability and could automatically go back and forth between touch and keyboard / mouse?  Watch the video;

     

    http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/09/continuum-microsoft-finally-makes-touch-and-mouse-make-sense-together/

     

    Another great feature is Windows Universal Apps.  If I buy an app on one device, I can download that app, for free, on ANY other device.  So no paying for separately for apps on phone, tablet, or PC.  This is something Apple should implement - unify the iOS & Mac App Stores and have universal iOS & Mac apps.  Pay only once.

     



    There's so much wrong with this its hard to know where to start



    MS just does not understand the form factor: They have it completely backwards. The idea is NOT to start with the device, Microsoft is trying to shoe horn windows into every size of device and it doesn't work because trying to force the mouse and keyboard UI onto a tablet or anything else is stupid and has been proven not to work on a tablet. MS has virtually admited this when they attempted (very badly) recently to compare a surface pro (+$350 more costly) up against a Macbook Air. When they first brought out the surface they attempted to market it as tablet and failed. Now to save face they try to compete with laptops and are failing again.
    The abiliy to pay for an app across platform is not a feature. A feature is an element of application. In any event, it is possible to buy the same app across devices on Apple iOS, For exampe I paid for Notability once and I have it on my iPhone, and my tablets. Admitedly I had to buy it again for the Macbook, but that a completely differnet OS. Actually I don't believe what you are you saying, you can get MS office for the Windows PC and the Surface Pro by only paying once for it? really?



    Apple has it correct: When designing the UI for a device, really think about the form factor and take UI elements that fit and make sense with the size and function and really think out of the box. Apple did this first with the iPhone, then applied it to the tablet and are now doing the same with the watch. Each form factor has a differently applied elements to make it work effectively. An example is the watch, Samsung didn't think about the UI but tried to shoehorn the Android phone OS into it's watch with very little design context. Apple for example decided that pinch to zoom on such a small screen made no sense and so created the crown. instead to execute the same feature. This is an example of why comapanies like MS, Samsung, HTC etc. will never make any thing great until they copy the way it should be done. I expect apple has the designs for the TV remote already completed but won't release a product until the correct TV market conditions are right.



    MS just simply doesn't understand this concept and as long as it tries to shoehorn Windows onto each device it will fail. It's okay MS is fading away into irrelevence, it will take a long time but it will continue, just like IBM before.
    What amazes me is that no other company in the world designs like Apple does.
    it

     

  • Reply 172 of 214
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    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post



    So back to Windows 7.



    They are upgrading to a previous version :) 

  • Reply 173 of 214
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    Originally Posted by jpellino View Post

     



    Yes, as does my wife's Dell / Win 8.x, then it does a minute + of initialization once the home screen is deceptively visible...


    Yeah, I get about 15 seconds before I can open an app after signing in to Live. But we used to get that init even with the long boot, so it's improving.

     

    Windows still sucks, don't get me wrong. Windows 7 is the only OS from MS that hasn't made me angry yet though.

  • Reply 174 of 214
    stevenozstevenoz Posts: 313member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bitWrangler View Post



    No no, it will be called:



    WinOS X



    Or PC OSX

  • Reply 175 of 214
    Windows 9 will be called Windows 10. Xbox2 was called Xbox360 and Xbox3 is called Xbox1. Okie-Dokie. Got it.

    They say:
    "Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows,"

    Then they say:
    "It gives the familiarity of Windows 7 with some of the new benefits that exist in Windows 8"

    So...Exactly the opposite of a whole new generation then?
  • Reply 176 of 214
    etkaletkal Posts: 10member

    I think the German market nixed "Windows Nein"...  Would have been like the issues Chevrolet had in Spanish speaking countries with "Nova".

  • Reply 177 of 214
    The actual reason to skip 9 is that existing code search strings looking for the operating system search for "Windows 9" and assumes it to be Windows 95, 98 or ME. Take a look at this if you don't believe me.
    [URL]https://searchcode.com/?q=if(version,startswith("windows+9")[/URL]
  • Reply 178 of 214

    I believe the proper name for the new system is Microsoft Windows 10.0 for Microsoft Surface (except RT), Personal Computers and Mobile Devices for the Home, School, Gaming, Software Developers, Small Business, and Enterprise

     

    …or MW10-MSPCMD-HSGSDSBE for short.

     

     

     

    /s        <- is this really necessary?

  • Reply 179 of 214
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    ADVERTISING IN THE START MENU! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /><img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />


     

    What advertising?  If you're ignorant on a topic don't talk about it.

  • Reply 180 of 214
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    Originally Posted by jpmd View Post

     

    Windows 10 event: Maybe 40 people...

     

    Apple Yosemite event: Tons of people...


     

    It wasn't a launch of Windows 10.  It was a small unveil of a product coming out next year to get enthusiasts and the enterprise involved early to try it out.  Clutch at straws much?

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