Microsoft Gearing Up To Announce Windows 9

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

Microsoft's BUILD 2014 conference, that takes place in April 2014, has completely sold out, as the company is expected to announce details on Windows 9, the next Windows OS.

I am personally very excited about Windows 9- Windows 8 was a great first step at something special, but it was fudged up. I assume that just as Windows 7 fixed up the mess that Windows Vista made, while still keeping the same core fundamentals intact, Windows 9 will fix up Windows 8, while keeping its fundamentals intact and refining on them.

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Between Windows 9, the recent upsurge of popularity of OS X gaming, and SteamOS coming up, I think PC gaming is in for an exciting time.

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#2 Posted by SrgtSaggy101 (1956 posts) -

already??

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#3 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@SrgtSaggy101 said:

already??

If it is announced this year and released next year, Windows 8 would have a comparable lifespan to Windows Vista and Windows 7. I suspect that just as Vista's general failure spurred on a quicker release of Windows 7, 8's failure will spur on a general release of Windows 9.

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#4 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

Why not Windows One?

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#5 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@PhazonBlazer said:

Why not Windows One?

They need to get to Windows 360 first. Still 352 to go.

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#6 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@SrgtSaggy101 said:

already??

well it's been 8.1 for a while now.

With Steam unveiling Open source Os's in the future, I can't imagine how Microsoft will keep charging such exorbitant sums of money, same with Apple and OSX.

Linux has received increased developer support thanks to GabeN, I can only see it getting larger.

The times are a changing.

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#7 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

i wonder if they will stick with the tried and trusted business model, or if maybe they will add extra methods. office 365 is new. i've often felt a subscription to windows might be a good option for some people.

i bought 3 windows licenses last gen. this gen, ideally, i don't want to buy any.

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#8 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

Feels a bit soon but like you said it is comparable to 7/Vista if it comes out next year. Hopefully it will be like Windows 7, 8 is nowhere near as bad as people make out (at least it's actually quick and not slow as shit like Vista was) but the two OS's in one could be integrated sooo much better plus they really do need to give people more choice and I don't mean the choice to use an external program to fix shit.

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#10 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

Excellent. Windows 8 is pretty damn cool and all except for a lot of start menu things being relegated to that first screen and my touchpad being annoying to use on my laptop because they didn't get QA to test out Windows 8 implementations.

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#11 Edited by MonsieurX (37384 posts) -

They need to remove the Metro UI and they're set

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#12 Posted by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

hope they lower the price 100 is to much

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#13 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Going to have to give me a reason to leave 7 to get me to buy it. 8 Never gave me that reason and actually gave me reasons not to buy it. I guess I will just have to wait and see what 9 does.

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#14 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

Annoying how fast they ditch their "amazing" OS tech. Microsoft is the kind of the mediocre. Hopefully this time they listen to the users not to the corporate suits when it comes to the UI and function of the OS.

It's pretty stressful having to relearn their OS every couple years, find a fucking acceptable design and stick with that shit you bums!

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#15 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

And here I am on windows 7. Out of date piece of shit

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#16 Edited by mario-galaxys (574 posts) -

This would make Windows 8 the only Windows OS that I never will use unless Windows 9 disappoints.

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#17 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

I made a joke years ago that Win 8 was going the way of Vista...people got mad.

In fact, I remember when people in SW defended what was a relatively new Win Vista when I suggested people wait for Win7.

Hopefully Win 9 wins consumers over like Win7 and XP because Win8 was a huge joke to me. I could see the use for Tablet users, but not PC gamers that were completely satisfied with Win 7. I know hundreds of gamers that passed on Win8 when upgrading their PCs just a few months ago and got Win7 instead. Win 8 is finally competent, but not necessary. For M$, it's all about the revenue streams of course.

I still remember 3.1 and before that even...

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#18 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

Are they taking notes from Activision? This is way too soon. Drop the prices on these damn operating systems if you're going to make them obsolete so quickly.

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#19 Edited by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

They need to remove the Metro UI and they're set

No, the Metro UI is genius, they just need to integrate it into the core OS better.

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Going to have to give me a reason to leave 7 to get me to buy it. 8 Never gave me that reason and actually gave me reasons not to buy it. I guess I will just have to wait and see what 9 does.

That's pretty much the same as XP->Vista->7 though. If Microsoft keeps up with that pattern (lol), 9 should be pretty darn awesome.

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I made a joke years ago that Win 8 was going the way of Vista...people got mad.

In fact, I remember when people in SW defended what was a relatively new Win Vista when I suggested people wait for Win7.

Hopefully Win 9 wins consumers over because Win8 was a huge joke to me.

I am curious as to why you think 8 was a joke. It was a supremely fast and stable OS, and especially after the patches and 8.1, it ironed out any initial kinks that it might have had as well.

Admittedly, if you came in to 8 at launch, then coupled with the massively steep learning curve that 8 reportedly had at first, I can see why it would make a bad impression on you.

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#20 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@MonsieurX said:

They need to remove the Metro UI and they're set

No, the Metro UI is genius, they just need to integrate it into the core OS better.

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Going to have to give me a reason to leave 7 to get me to buy it. 8 Never gave me that reason and actually gave me reasons not to buy it. I guess I will just have to wait and see what 9 does.

That's pretty much the same as XP->Vista->7 though. If Microsoft keeps up with that pattern (lol), 9 should be pretty darn awesome.

@SolidTy said:

I made a joke years ago that Win 8 was going the way of Vista...people got mad.

In fact, I remember when people in SW defended what was a relatively new Win Vista when I suggested people wait for Win7.

Hopefully Win 9 wins consumers over like Win7 and XP because Win8 was a huge joke to me. I could see the use for Tablet users, but not PC gamers that were completely satisfied with Win 7. I know hundreds of gamers that passed on Win8 when upgrading their PCs just a few months ago and got Win7 instead. Win 8 is finally competent, but not necessary. For M$, it's all about the revenue streams of course.

I still remember 3.1 and before that even...

I am curious as to why you think 8 was a joke. It was a supremely fast and stable OS, and especially after the patches and 8.1, it ironed out any initial kinks that it might have had as well.

Admittedly, if you came in to 8 at launch, then coupled with the massively steep learning curve that 8 reportedly had at first, I can see why it would make a bad impression on you.

I spoke so much about it over the years, that I simply can't be compelled to talk too much on the subject anymore in 2014. I confess, regurgitating my arguments would bore me, it's not you, it's just to me...I can't find the energy to do it all again today. You have to catch me when these things are hot and relatively new to hear my take on it, but for now, I'll just say Win7 users didn't need no Win8 tiles gimmick. I think Tablet people fared better than the PC crowd when talking Win8. Isn't there a lot of opinions on Win8 by now? Just read the list of complaints and I'm filed in some of those somewhere. I just wasn't impressed with a new OS at the time that did and performed worse than my current Win7 OS at that time of launch.

I hope Win 9 is good, but even then there needs to be huge reasons on asking for more OS money before I just on board. I actually hate new OS launches now. You pay the most and beta test and end up smoothing the OS out for the future users (Can be said for a lot of things, but I just find this process the least amount of fun). It's not worth the headache to me...It's strange, but I like setting up AVR/speakers and fine tuning/ calibrating sound (which takes a lot of effort and time if committed) more than dealing with OS bugs. And I don't like doing either, but if I was in hell, I would take option A.

I also know others that find more joy in buying the latest OSs and building new PCs more than gaming on their new PCs. It's sort of become a modern day replacement for some than say, building up a motorcycle, ship in a bottle, or project car. My uncle is like that, he loves piecing these PCs together, it feels good to him to have the latest thing, sending emails for them to fix bugs he finds...he gets joy out of it. He used to be a big gamer, I don't know what happened.

Back on topic, you nailed it at the end, I came in to Win 8 to early, and even then...it was never worth the purchase over Win7 for me.

They ask a lot of money for a new Windows OS on top of it all, it's exorbitant.

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#21 Edited by lamprey263 (35146 posts) -

9 already?! I'm still using 7.

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#22 Posted by Heil68 (57960 posts) -

Get rid of metro garbage and maybe I'll upgrade.

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#23 Edited by Couth_ (10369 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

Are they taking notes from Activision? This is way too soon. Drop the prices on these damn operating systems if you're going to make them obsolete so quickly.

Lol..They don't become obsolete at all. Most people skipped 8 anyway. The majority of people would welcome this if it brought improvements

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#24 Posted by fend_oblivion (6732 posts) -

I dunno know, I'm still using Windows 7. If they want me to upgrade to Windows 9, the performance boost it grants over 7 should be huge; not marginal.

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#26 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29703 posts) -

I'm still sporting Windows 7.

Ain't upgrading anytime soon. (unless 9 has an uber price reduction like 8 did. I can't believe I missed that)

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#27 Posted by Syn_Valence (1689 posts) -

I never used windows 8 is it bad or something?

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#28 Edited by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

TCHBO!

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#30 Posted by HavocV3 (8064 posts) -

Almost pulled the trigger on Windows 8 like 5-6x last year.

Glad I didn't. Would've been a waste.

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#31 Posted by nini200 (11484 posts) -

I'll wait to see what bugs and glitches it has before I jump to 9. I'm still on 7 but am willing to learn 8 if that's the way they are going.

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#33 Posted by KarateeeChop (4666 posts) -

but windows 8 is already perfect. <3

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#34 Edited by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

I'm still using windows 7... damn... i feel like that time when vista came out and windows 7 was about to come out and i was still using Windows XP SP2.

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#35 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

They should ditch the Metro tiles shit as a whole. They probably won't though.

Would be funny if Windows 9 wound up as derided as 8. Like the Xbone, they should have done their market research before launching their product instead of after.

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#36 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (1483 posts) -

**** Windows 8. Windows 7 is much better. Too bad Microsoft can't redo a XP.

MS is just trying to cash in on Apple products tbh. They release new shit every 6 months and people eat that shit.

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#37 Posted by Jag85 (11450 posts) -

@TrappedInABox91 said:

**** Windows 8. Windows 7 is much better. Too bad Microsoft can't redo a XP.

MS is just trying to cash in on Apple products tbh. They release new shit every 6 months and people eat that shit.

I kind of hated Windows 7, but much rather prefer Windows 8. However, XP is still the best.

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#38 Posted by Chutebox (43504 posts) -

I can't tell you how much I hate windows 8

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#39 Edited by nyzma23 (1003 posts) -

windows 9 aka threshold will unify apps from windows,xbox and windows phone into one store and will be use the same api ,that's the goal

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#40 Edited by _Matt_ (10455 posts) -

While windows 8 was stupidly fast, it looks awful, and I cannot stand the metro ui.

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#41 Posted by edidili (3449 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

With Steam unveiling Open source Os's in the future, I can't imagine how Microsoft will keep charging such exorbitant sums of money, same with Apple and OSX.

Well for one you can do much more than just gaming on windows and OSX compared to steamOS. I have no idea why are you even comparing them.

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#42 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@edidili said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

With Steam unveiling Open source Os's in the future, I can't imagine how Microsoft will keep charging such exorbitant sums of money, same with Apple and OSX.

Well for one you can do much more than just gaming on windows and OSX compared to steamOS. I have no idea why are you even comparing them.

Right now maybe, it's not going to stay that way.

keyword: Future.

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#43 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

Windows 7 didn't really fix Vista. It's pretty much just Vista with a new name.

I wouldn't be surprised if that's all Windows 9 is. Windows 8 is not a bad OS, but it's been plagued with bad press. Windows 9 will give the name change, and new line of advertising that Windows needs all while pretty much being the same product.

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#44 Edited by edidili (3449 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

Right now maybe, it's not going to stay that way.

keyword: Future.

I'm pretty sure Valve never intended for steamOS to be a desktop OS and compete with windows/osx. Is a gaming only OS, that's what they've been saying all along. You're expecting from them something they never promised.

You really think Valve, a gaming company can enter an entirely new market that has little to do with gaming, the desktop productivity OS one? Just like that. Go against huge companies like MS and Apple and compete with products that took them decades to make.

SteamOS is a gaming OS designed for the living room with a controller and going against Xbox and PS4 OSs.

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#46 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@Syn_Valence said:

I never used windows 8 is it bad or something?

Yes. My girl has it on her laptop and while I can use it, I sure don't like it. I ended up buying 7 for my PC when I built it even though 8 had been out. After using her laptop, I am glad I did.

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#47 Posted by sts106mat (24247 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@Syn_Valence said:

I never used windows 8 is it bad or something?

Yes. My girl has it on her laptop and while I can use it, I sure don't like it. I ended up buying 7 for my PC when I built it even though 8 had been out. After using her laptop, I am glad I did.

my wife's laptop is windows 8 and she absolutely hates using it. and uses the old XP style interface on it which defeats the object. that said It is great on our mobile phones. I reckon it should have been restricted for surface and phones.

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#48 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (23471 posts) -

Perhaps MS should make Metro similar to Windows Media Center where the user can leave it totally off. Also, MS should bring back Windows 7's Aero and transparencies for the desktop. I don't really care about the Start Menu. But, MS can take a cue from Apple,and make the Taskbar length adjustable.

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#49 Edited by PonchoTaco (3185 posts) -

I have Windows 7 on my home PC and Windows 8.1 on my work laptop. I disabled the metro look and installed Start8, which give you the task bar, start menu, windows explorer. I like it like this, but half of my Steam collection breaks with Windows 8.1.

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#50 Posted by Hexagon_777 (20348 posts) -
@charizard1605 said:

Microsoft's BUILD 2014 conference, that takes place in April 2014, has completely sold out, as the company is expected to announce details on Windows 9, the next Windows OS.

I am personally very excited about Windows 9- Windows 8 was a great first step at something special, but it was fudged up. I assume that just as Windows 7 fixed up the mess that Windows Vista made, while still keeping the same core fundamentals intact, Windows 9 will fix up Windows 8, while keeping its fundamentals intact and refining on them.

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Between Windows 9, the recent upsurge of popularity of OS X gaming, and SteamOS coming up, I think PC gaming is in for an exciting time.

There's an upsurge of popularity with gaming on OS X? Don't you mean Linux? As the developer of Democracy and Gratuitous Space Battles said, "Linux looks more important to gaming than ever." Source.