Windows 9 Release Date

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  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Cool! Really looking forward to Windows 9. I think, as with Vista, after the initial problems were ironed out, Windows 8 wasn't terrible and actually pretty good in a lot of regards... first impressions really cement people's opinions in the tech world, as with anything, though!
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I will probably try it out too, just to play with.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Really windows 9 when they only now seem to be getting windows 8 off the ground. Seems a little premature to me. I'm interested, but I'm not so sure about the timing.
     
  4. jamezr macrumors G4

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    I agree....at my work they are just now converting workstations and laptops to Win 8. All new VDis are Win 8 all new servers are Server 2012 OS. So now after going through that kind of transition. I do not see them going to Win 9 for at least 2 or more years. My work is a Gold partner with MS.
     
  5. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    My employer is still in the process of rolling out Windows 7 in place of Windows XP. It'll be three years minimum before they're ready for Windows 9.
     
  6. MozMan68 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My work is also a partner with MS but skipped over Windows 8 as they felt it was too drastic of a change. They will be running with Windows 9 when it comes out next year.
     
  7. MindsEye macrumors regular

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    My place too and i would assume many others. Still need to upgrade to 2012 (or the next) at my place so i'm not sure how fast we'll migrate to 9.

    Windows 8, as it stands now, is a fantastic OS and is pretty much only a start menu away from completely eclipsing 7. I'm really looking forward to 9, the rumored improvements sound very promising and cant wait to see what else they have in store.
     
  8. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

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    And for the love of God make it an option to disable Metro on a server OS. RDP to a non-full screen session and trying to hit those corner points with a mouse is like trying to hit a bucket with a pea, 100 yards away.

    (Although it is a bit better with 8.1/2012r2)
     
  9. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    Server 2012 never really took off. Now that they are doing away with the charm bar and adding the start menu back, I see Windows Server 2016 getting some traction.
     
  10. KillaMac Suspended

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    We are as well a gold partner but we are finishing up the windows 7 from xp. Lol we are implementing our vdi with win7 for now since Windows 8 isn't really business ready.
     
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    We are on server 2012 & windows 7 with no upgrade plans
     
  12. mclld macrumors 68000

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    The mass hysteria around Vista and Windows 8 is pretty similar. A lot of people hear others complaining and it is already decide in their mind.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    We just finished our roll out to Windows 7, I highly doubt my company is going to win8 any time soon.
     
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    I have one PC in my office on Windows 8.1. The rest are on Windows 7 and one on XP for legacy stuff. I have no plans to update to 8.1 on the Windows 7 PC's since they're working just fine as they are.

    While I'm used to Apple rolling out a new OS every year, I am not used to Microsoft rolling out a new OS as often as they do - and its a longer cycle than Apple!

    I reckon I'll probably get Windows 9 when it comes out and put it into Boot Camp just so I can mess around with it. I fired up Windows 8.1 for the second time on my Mac just a few days ago...
     
  15. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I'll be upgrading. Love 8.1 (probably the only person in the world who does) and I look forward to what Microsoft have in store for 9. Hopefully my craptop will still be in spec to run it.
     
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    For me, aside from the Metro interface, I don't mind 8.1 at all.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    I'll wait and see, I need my windows installation to be stable since I use it for work. I have Win8 just the way I like it, and I don't want to mess that (though I have it backed up with winclone.) Depending on the features released I'll probably skip any possible public beta
     
  18. MindsEye macrumors regular

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    I doubt the min requirements will be far removed from win 8 if there are any changes at all. When you throw tablets into the equation, i can only see them continuing to make it as streamlined as possible.

    I am curious to see how resource heavy some of the rumored new features like Cortana will be.
     
  19. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I've actually come to like Metro UI and with 8.1 the changes made by MS to commonly used shortcuts from the Start button was a nice addition. IMO, W8.1 looks best and fits perfectly well in a gaming environment. Windows 8 just seems to look the part of what a gaming rig OS should look like.
     
  20. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    So those of you with the Surface Pro, are you going to upgrade them to Windows 9? If so, how do you feel about having to buy it and probably doing a clean install to upgrade your Surface? Microsoft did away with Technet too so that makes it even harder to acquire a legit copy for free.
     
  21. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Seems like their normal routine to me. Every 3 years we get a new 'big release'.
     
  22. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    There's several rumors pointing to MS giving W9 away as a free upgrade to Windows 8 users.
     
  23. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    My SP3 is my daily machine, so I doubt I'll put a beta OS on it, but I'll be happy to upgrade when the full release comes out.
     
  24. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    The point I'm making is that upgrading is cumbersome right now for Microsoft products. One, you may have to buy the software. Two, you should upgrade via clean install. This is not a user friendly experience for most folks. Microsoft needs to iron that out going forward.
     

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