Next Windows OS after 8 called Windows Blue.....

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Black Magic, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    Windows blue, a whole new meaning of "blue screen of death"
  2. Hauntedhallows macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2012
    Just because Apple can get away with it..........
  3. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Microsoft Surface? Windows Blue? I don't get it.
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    You do realize everything has codenames? This is likely the codename for the next windows. And if I had to guess, it is probably the next major update to Windows 8. This is what they have done with Windows Phone updates, and since they are working so hard to make everything look and feel the same, it wouldn't shock me if they did the same sort of update structure.
  5. macrem, Dec 1, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2012

    macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    It's probably just a codename. Like Windows Longhorn was.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Exactly, plus this is not unusual, Apple does the same as well. 10.9 was in the pipeline even when 10.8 hit the streets
  8. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    They're moving to a yearly upgrade schedule, just like how Apple has with Mac OS X.
  9. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    How do you know this? Has Microsoft confirmed they are doing?
  10. G51989 macrumors 68030


    Feb 25, 2012
    NYC NY/Pittsburgh PA
    No they aren't, this is most likely going to be

    A: The next windows we'll see in 3-4 years
    B: A major service pack for Windows 8

    You most likely will never see Windows go to a yearly release schedule like OSX, I would assume developing a totally new version of windows is far more complex and time consuming than developing a new version of OSX, even though they are on the same build. ( OSX 10-10.8 are all the same build ), ( Windows Vista, 7 and 8 are all on the same build as well ).

    You'll also never see Microsoft start dropping support for operating systems in a quick manner like Apple.
  11. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    I remember reading something about "Blue" at another tech site a few weeks back. From what I understood there, it's MS' attempt at homogenizing all their products, code bases, ect. under one umbrella. In other words, there won't be an Office team fighting against the Windows team, nor the Windows team killing off promising technologies simply because it doesn't directly benefit the Windows brand.

    It's the one thing Microsoft desperately needs to do (become a little bit more lean, mean, and Apple like), and one of the reasons why Sinofsky was given the boot. He was one of the people who liked keeping everything at MS segregated, and supposedly wasn't on board with the whole unification attempt.
  12. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Same places all the rumors of Windows Blue are coming from.

    Nobody has confirmed anything and Mircosoft is mum on any sort of Windows Blue project, but if Blue is true than so is a yearly upgrade cycle. This isn't like a service pack, Windows Blue would be just like 10.8 is, where it's still fundamentally Windows 8, but with improvements.
  13. Black Magic thread starter macrumors 68000

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    All the rumors point to Microsoft doing yearly upgrades and cheap prices in an attempt to keep up with Apple. This allows them to introduce new features quickly and slowly introduce change amongst the masses.

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