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Old 09-30-14, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
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, 10:17 PM
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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, 09:34 AM
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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, 09:38 AM
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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, 09:40 AM
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True. I didn't say now Just... Today.
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Old 10-01-14, 10:14 AM
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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, 10:57 AM
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Yeah, I'm nitpicking...
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Old 10-01-14, 12:01 PM
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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, 12:14 PM
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What's the actual version number? 6.3?
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Old 10-01-14, 12:24 PM
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The Technical Preview is up now.
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Old 10-01-14, 12:39 PM
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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, 12:42 PM
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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, 12:49 PM
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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, 12:54 PM
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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!

http://withinrafael.com/new-experime...ows-threshold/
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Old 10-01-14, 02:47 PM
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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, 03:01 PM
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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 11-22-14, 10:10 PM
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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, 09:55 PM
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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, 11:03 PM
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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, 03:33 AM
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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, 11:39 AM
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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, 12:07 PM
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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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Old 12-31-14, 10:57 PM
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So reports that there will be no IE12, MS releasing a whole new basic browser with new engine, so IE11 will sitll come with Win10? The new browser seems like a good idea; I've always complained how complicated updating IE is, like it should be just downloading IE11.0.2.exe, etc.

I was surprised there'd be a Windows Media Player 14 - I always thought MS would drop WMP before IE.
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More about the Windows 10 revamped browser 'Spartan'

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/8/751...artan-features

Microsoft is planning to radically overhaul its web browser in Windows 10. Sources familiar with the company’s Windows plans tell The Verge that the new browser, codenamed Spartan, will include a host of new features not found in rival browsers. Chief among the plans for Spartan is new inking support that allows Windows 10 users to annotate a web page with a stylus and send the notes and annotations to a friend or colleague. The web note service will be powered by Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage, meaning notes will be stored on a copy of a web page that can be accessed by any browser across multiple platforms. As annotations are shared, multiple users can doodle on a web page and share edits and annotations between groups.

A second major feature for Spartan will be the integration of Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant. Microsoft is planning to use Cortana to surface information on flights, hotel bookings, package tracking, and other data within the traditional address bar. If you use Cortana to track a particular flight and start to search for "American Airlines" in the browser address bar, it will automatically display tracked flights and allow Spartan users to view the status of the flight directly. It’s a subtle addition, but you’ll also be able to access Cortana search directly from the new tab interface in Spartan. Cortana integration in the Spartan browser is planned to replace every instance of the existing Bing methods in Internet Explorer.

Other features include a new way to group tabs together to declutter the occasionally messy interface of multiple browser tabs. Spartan will allow users to group tabs however they want, making it easier, for example, to split up personal tabs from work ones. Microsoft also originally planned to allow Spartan to support custom themes, but we understand the company has dropped this for the final new browser in Windows 10. Such support may arrive in future updates.
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