Three interesting things about Windows 9

By on July 22, 2014 12:00:56 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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The first is an adaptable start screen. MS has learned from its faux pas with Windows 8. W9 will adapt itself to whatever you happen to be running it on: If a keyboard and mouse are attached, then W9 (codenamed “Threshold”) will give you the desktop mode. If not, and if you have a touch enabled device, W9 will load the mobile mode.

The second: The Start Menu is coming back. The elimination of the Start Menu was a blunder on MSs part. Perhaps the worst of those tied to W8. So, a brand new Start Menu is coming. The right half is the mobile app mode, the left half being the old desktop type menu, as you can see below:

(picture credit Make Tech Easier)

This will allow you to open the mobile apps while W9 won’t ‘forget’ you’re in the desktop mode.

The third thing is that there’s a rumor that it might be free for users of W8.1 Update2. I wouldn’t bet on it, though…if only because W8 was such a money loser. W8.1 Update2 will happen in August. Also, W9 might happen at year’s end, but more likely in April 2015.

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http://www.maketecheasier.com/3-things-about-windows-9/

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July 22, 2014 12:03:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, at least that's some advance towards normalcy, but I sure hope you can turn off those "mobile apps" showing on the start menu and go back to a places panel, and by the looks of it the user icon may be gone, yes! 

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July 22, 2014 12:10:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Just by the pic, I prefer 8. 

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July 22, 2014 12:15:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

From what I have read on other sites and blogs the rationale for MS in making Windows 9 free for Win 8 and even Win 7 SP1 users is an attempt to get folks to upgrade to the newest OS and not have to worry about providing support to older OS's.  I really don't think it will happen but a very inexpensive upgrade, like what was offered when Win 8 was released just might.  

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July 22, 2014 12:19:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Just by the pic, I prefer 8. 

I never upgraded to Windows 8 but that start menu needs to drop that Metro/Modern look.  Just have to keep in mind that this may not be what Windows 9 Desktop looks like in the final release.  (Fingers crossed) 

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July 22, 2014 2:43:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The screeny pic above is the worst nightmare ever ^ half/half is the most horrible a smart thing would be to let the user choose what startmenu they want, even though some might like the modern apps in their SM i think it is just not the right menu for it, i prefer the win8 start over this tiny menu ande seeing the modern apps cramped in it gives me the chills...  If there will be no option to choose the standart win7 or win8 startmenu ill stick with 8 until another number keeps knocking on the door.

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July 22, 2014 2:50:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have windows 7 and I want to upgraded should I wait for windows 9 or instaled windows 8.1

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July 22, 2014 3:20:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

bleumart, if I were you, I'd wait for WIndows 9...and not the first day, either. I'd wait until some respectable reviewers go over it for pluses and minuses.

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July 22, 2014 3:24:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting bleumart,

I have windows 7 and I want to upgraded should I wait for windows 9 or instaled windows 8.1

No doubt folks will come along and voice their opinion in answer to your question but only you can answer the question. 

If Windows 7 is allowing you to do what you need to do on your computer then what advantage will you have in installing a new OS? 

There is enough information available to help you in deciding whether upgrading to Windows 8.1 will improve your computing experience.

Information is just now becoming available as to what Windows 9 (Threshold) will bring to the desktop.

If I may suggest, if you haven't upgraded from Windows 7 yet and you aren't changing anything on your computer you just may want to wait awhile and see what unfolds as Windows 9 gets closer to being released. 

Just my opinion. 

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July 22, 2014 4:17:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A lot of good information stated above about what should one do as far as upgrading. Stardock has done a great job making win8 look as close to win7 as possible. That half and half SM  showing on win9 isn't for me. If it were to stay that way could SD be able to make a regular SM. Only time will tell that. 

You want Metro by all means upgrade. You want win8 using Statdock software go for it. I decided awhile ago to wait for win9 so now I just have to wait to see the final product. I'm not knocking win8 or the upcoming win9. Just saying i'm happy with win7 and maybe win9 will be the one I upgrade to. Time will tell. 

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July 22, 2014 6:04:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks like another O/S that needs some skinning to make it palatable.

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July 22, 2014 6:11:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If i want to be actuel with windowblind and give to public a quality in skin,I think that I have no choice to follow the move

I'm in the doute because peoples seems not to like windows 8

 

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July 22, 2014 6:18:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I highly doubt they will be giving away free copies of win9. M$ is too big a company to think in those circles. It'd be like a car company giving away free cars, not because there were some fatal accidents with previous versions, but because some people weren't quite happy.

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July 22, 2014 6:31:12 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

No Borg Edition, no upgrade.

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July 22, 2014 6:32:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting bleumart,

I have windows 7 and I want to upgraded should I wait for windows 9 or instaled windows 8.1

If you have 7 [and it's running fine] you have exactly zero reason to move to 8 [for the short time it would be 'current'].  Just wait for 9.

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July 22, 2014 6:33:12 PM from Little Tiny Frogs Forums Little Tiny Frogs Forums

So basically Windows 8 + Object Desktop.

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July 22, 2014 6:38:10 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

More like and/or if you get my drift.

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July 22, 2014 6:43:16 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Hopefully they fix the problems that Windows 7 has with the Search tool.

 

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July 22, 2014 6:44:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank you Jafo I think you're right, just be that Windows 9 will be loved by the public

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July 22, 2014 7:50:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting GFireflyE,


Hopefully they fix the problems that Windows 7 has with the Search tool.

 

Absolutely, that is about the only thing I don't like about Windows 7.

To stay on topic, somewhat, I am running Win8.1 and loving it.... Only because of Start8!! Well, and Fences as well, but without Start8 I'd have gone back to Windows 7.

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July 22, 2014 7:52:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

"at least that's some advance towards normalcy"

 

You mean retreat backwards towards normalcy

 

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July 22, 2014 7:57:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I wonder if they'll bring back Aero. The lack of glass effects is a bummer.

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July 22, 2014 8:09:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I agree with Jafo............. I love my win 7

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July 22, 2014 8:27:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That windows 9 start menu looks like half windows 7 and some misplaced chunks of photography.

I do not care,  I love 7 and will not be switching any time soon it appears.

 Good info though, thank you.

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July 22, 2014 9:21:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks like another mess to me.. get away from the ugly ASS flat colored 'idiot' squares.. PLEASE.

 

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July 23, 2014 4:00:40 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Okay look, you know what I would like instead of photo squares on the right there?  A 'suggested programs/documents' list, without actually calling it that.  Every time you, for example, play GalCiv 2, it will get populated with other games in your collection in the same genre, or games that you typically play afterwards.

Or, for example, if I were to use Word for writing a book, it will show files with the same tag as the file that I'm working on, meaning that I could use Start to launch pretty much all the files I need to work with or refer to, without drilling with Windows Explorer.  Of course, I don't use Word for that at all, but someone else probably would.

That seems to me a much better use of space.

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