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Old 30-09-2014, 20:28   #1
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Windows 10

So, Windows 9 is being skipped and Microsoft have gone straight to Windows 10.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...ew-coming-soon

I'll be downloading it as soon as it's available, not sure if it will have cortana to start with or not.
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Old 30-09-2014, 20:38   #2
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Nah, just means they finally worked out how to count...
WinNT = 4
Win2k = 5
WinXP = 6
WinVista = 7
Win7 = 8
Win8 = 9
Win10 = 10

BTW: It's Windows One Zero, not Windows Ten. It's been a long time coming.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:54   #3
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There were rumours of it being a free upgrade for Windows 8 users, did they confirm that?
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:03   #4
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Nah, just means they finally worked out how to count...
WinNT = 4
Win2k = 5
WinXP = 6
WinVista = 7
Win7 = 8
Win8 = 9
Win10 = 10

BTW: It's Windows One Zero, not Windows Ten. It's been a long time coming.
Have they?

Windows -1
Windows2 -2
Windows 3.0 -3
Windows 3.1 -4
Windows 95 -5
Windows 97 -6
Windows 98 -7
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:18   #5
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windows 97? nahh, there was an office 97, but no windows 97 :P
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:20   #6
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Someone wrote this piece about them skipping Windows 9 last year...
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:30   #7
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Have they?

Windows -1
Windows2 -2
Windows 3.0 -3
Windows 3.1 -4
Windows 95 -5
Windows 97 -6
Windows 98 -7
What about 3.11 for workgroups?
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:51   #8
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Surely 3.x is just 3 no? So...

Windows 3.xx - 3
Windows 95 - 4
Windows 98 - 5
Windows NT - 6
Windows 2000 - 7
Windows XP - 8
Windows Vista - 9
Windows 7...ah still a problem! And that is ignoring ME
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:08   #9
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I'm fairly sure Windows 3.1 was a standalone thing and a much improvement, it wasn't a service pack and I recall at the time they wished they'd called it Windows 4 as sales were low.

But I guess you're right about 97!
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:15   #10
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Surely 3.x is just 3 no? So...

Windows 3.xx - 3
Windows 95 - 4
Windows 98 - 5
Windows NT - 6
Windows 2000 - 7
Windows XP - 8
Windows Vista - 9
Windows 7...ah still a problem! And that is ignoring ME
What about Windows ME

EDIT - teach me not to read - didn't notice the ME bit at the bottom...

However there was NT 3.51 as well

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Old 01-10-2014, 12:48   #11
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I'm fairly sure Windows 3.1 was a standalone thing and a much improvement, it wasn't a service pack and I recall at the time they wished they'd called it Windows 4 as sales were low.

But I guess you're right about 97!
3.1 was a huge difference to 3. Can't say i miss the 640x480 days!
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Old 01-10-2014, 14:35   #12
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Can't say a lot as under NDA but the start menu situation is better in Threshold.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:49   #13
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Has anyone tried the technical preview? I'm tempted to give it a go.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:09   #14
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Well I installed and so far it seems a lot like 8 except for the new start menu, and I can't get Kaspersky to work.

I think I might be so used to Start8 now I might just keep that.
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just trying now - like you say, seems just like windows 8 with a start menu that has live tiles.

No bad thing in my book, been using 8 for a while now and it's actually very good with regards to reliability, speed and usage.
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I agree based on my use of windows 8. It's a shame as there's lots of nice things but there's also things that are just plain stupid in my book.
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Has anyone worked out how to remove the "search" and "task view" buttons from beside the start button? I like my desktop nice and clean
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ooo multiple desktops, finally!
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TomsHardware was speculating that W7 users would be able to upgrade for $30. I'll have a go if that turns out to be true.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/mic...old,27779.html

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Someone on another site posted claiming they were a coder for Microsoft and that the reason they'd jumped from 8 to 10 was because there are a lot of programs that do a check for which version of Windows they're running on by doing a "does the version number begin with 9" query, and assuming it's '95 or '98. Calling it Windows 9 would have thus screwed up compatibility for a lot of poorly coded software.
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