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Old 09-30-14, 03:23 PM   #76
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A developer preview will be released tomorrow. The finished version will ship "later in the year" in 2015.

Edit: They've clarified that it will be released "after the Build conference, mid next year".
My guess is October (for GA), which they seem to like as a release month. XP, 7 and 8 were released in Oct., although Vista wasn't. The RTM will be in the summer.
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Old 09-30-14, 03:27 PM   #77
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According to Mary Jo Foley over at ZDNet...
"First, of course, is the name. Microsoft is calling its next Windows release "Windows 10," not Windows 9, as many had expected. The reason? It's going to be the last major version of Windows and Microsoft wanted to signify it will be a big and cross-platform release."
I see they're getting an early start on terrible ideas.
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Old 09-30-14, 09:17 PM   #78
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Disappointed in Microsoft for throwing Apple another bone (c'mon, man "Windows X", how lame can you get?). Their nod to Apple in the terrible Windows 8 Metro tiles failed miserably. They now need to get beyond childish names and bone up to release a great OS, the true successor to Windows XP and Windows 7...
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Old 10-01-14, 08:34 AM   #79
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

Thread title change is a winner!
Technical Preview is available today from preview.windows.com. It comes with a video warning that it is intended for enthusiasts who understand the issues in dealing with an unfinished unreleased product. So of course, expect at least a few "tech bloggers" to show their elderly parents "trying to use Windows" with hilarious results.
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Old 10-01-14, 08:38 AM   #80
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Technical Preview is available today from preview.windows.com.
It doesn't look live yet. The page says "almost here," and there's no download link.

Edit: This article says that the preview will go live at 12:00 PM EDT:
http://news.yahoo.com/download-previ...105110101.html
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Old 10-01-14, 08:40 AM   #81
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

True. I didn't say now Just... Today.
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Old 10-01-14, 09:14 AM   #82
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True. I didn't say now Just... Today.
Well, if you want to nitpick, you did write "is available," instead of "will be available."
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Old 10-01-14, 09:57 AM   #83
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Yeah, I'm nitpicking...
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Old 10-01-14, 11:01 AM   #84
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Is available today to me seems accurate as long as it comes out any time today. But Jay G. also takes everything literally.
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Old 10-01-14, 11:14 AM   #85
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What's the actual version number? 6.3?
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Old 10-01-14, 11:24 AM   #86
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The Technical Preview is up now.
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Old 10-01-14, 11:39 AM   #87
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OK, win10 is 6.4 (win8.1 is 6.3). Still uses the Vista (6.0) kernal code base.
http://www.extremetech.com/computing...-not-windows-9
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Old 10-01-14, 11:42 AM   #88
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What's the actual version number? 6.3?
6.3 is Windows 8.1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8.1

I'm still downloading the preview, but according to pics from previously leaked builds, Windows 10 will be version 6.4
http://winsupersite.com/windows/wind...nalysis-part-2

The Technical Preview is build 9841 based on pics from yesterday's event:
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/09/win...-9841-screens/
http://live.theverge.com/microsoft-w...ent-live-blog/
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Old 10-01-14, 11:49 AM   #89
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Can the x64 version be installed from a 4GB flash drive? The only drive I have that's larger than that is pretty much unusable for installing Windows.
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Old 10-01-14, 11:54 AM   #90
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Can the x64 version be installed from a 4GB flash drive? The only drive I have that's larger than that is pretty much unusable for installing Windows.
The ISO for the x64 version is 4.10 GB in size. So, no.

8GB flash drives can be had for around $5 nowadays though.
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Yay Command Prompt!

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Old 10-01-14, 01:47 PM   #92
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Ooh, ctrl+a for cmd. Didn't the Linux shell always have this?

I wonder if Windows will ever drop the backslash (\) and go to regular slash (/).
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Old 10-01-14, 02:01 PM   #93
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I wonder if Windows will ever drop the backslash (\) and go to regular slash (/).
I doubt it, they've been using the backslash since DOS. Changing it would probably break a lot of applications and batch files.
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Old 10-02-14, 08:52 PM   #94
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I've had my laptop for over a year and haven't downloaded a single Windows update for it yet. That image above is what I see every time I try it. It just sits there doing nothing at all, even when my connection is working perfectly.

Windows 8 has been nothing but a pain for me. I thought I would have gotten used to it after a month or so, but even after nearly a year and a half, I still hate it. It's shockingly unintuitive and nothing ever seems to work right, and I gave up looking for help online from tech nerds because even they seem to never know.

I was never an anti-Microsoft / pro-Apple person before W8 came along, but I said "fuck this" and bought an iPad and hardly ever use the laptop anymore. If this isn't my last computer, the next one will certainly be a Mac.
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Old 11-22-14, 09:10 PM   #95
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

And then MS confirms kernel will go from 6.4 to... 10!
http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft...el-will-be-100
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Old 11-23-14, 08:55 PM   #96
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Their goal by increasing the version number thusly can only be to intentionally render unusable legacy programs which depend on the version number.

Built-in planned obsolence from the kernel on up... Hooray.

Why cause so many headaches from the outset? I believe Win 10 will be a good OS, but how will this help the transition?
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Old 11-23-14, 10:03 PM   #97
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Their goal by increasing the version number thusly can only be to intentionally render unusable legacy programs which depend on the version number.
ArsTechnica has an article about why changing the kernel version in Windows 10 won't break legacy programs:
http://arstechnica.com/information-t...probably-work/

Basically, Windows 10 will lie about its version number to any program that doesn't explicitly state it's Windows 10 compatible in its manifest.
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Old 11-24-14, 02:33 AM   #98
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Thanks for that... Then, Microsoft's playing fair after all. That's good to know, and I hope they make it stick.
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Old 12-11-14, 10:39 AM   #99
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Re: Windows 9+1 Thread

http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrot...lips-fall-2015

Fall 2015 (was previously aimed to be April 2015)
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Old 12-11-14, 11:07 AM   #100
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http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrot...lips-fall-2015

Fall 2015 (was previously aimed to be April 2015)
It makes sense, as it'll be 3 years after Windows 8, and the previous versions of Windows have recently been released in the fall. Windows 8 was released October 26, 2012; Windows 7 October 22, 2009.
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