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Microsoft Unveils Next Windows OS and it's Called .....

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posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: sheepslayer247

Linux is awful for gaming...i tried going that way but as you mentioned...Steam...look under the linux and mac os tabs...I looked the other day and couldn't believe how many games were under there...sure it wasn't all the games I wanted but there are definitely enough to keep you busy. And I think in several years you will see that gap shrink...steam is awesome!




posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: rockpaperhammock

Steam is great and it provides some of the best F2P games around.

Dota2 and many others.



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: sheepslayer247

Linux is awful for gaming...i tried going that way but as you mentioned...Steam...look under the linux and mac os tabs...I looked the other day and couldn't believe how many games were under there...sure it wasn't all the games I wanted but there are definitely enough to keep you busy. And I think in several years you will see that gap shrink...steam is awesome!

Steam for Linux will make a big difference if they can get it all working right. But I don't think this is going to pull users from Windows to Linux. It'll just make it easier for Linux users to have a wider array of things to choose from. However, this still doesn't mean Linux users will have as much access or ease of access to all the games which run on Windows - which there're many.

I say all this having made the switch to Ubuntu. I've been using the Software Center lately. While I can download Wine and play some Windows games and maybe download this Steam thing (?), getting games to run on Linux is a whole other matter. Just having Steam run on Linux isn't going to magically make all games playable on Linux as easily as they're playable on Windows, and neither will it make all the other issues Linux might have for a new user go away.

I've used Windows since Windows 3.1. I've used Windows 8 enough to install the Start menu. So I've had the chance to really see the things I like and don't like about Ubuntu/Kubuntu so far.

I'm definitley not a linux fanatic, and I'm not a Windows lover. I just want a certian flavor of OS. I just think both of them can learn from each other, yet both have huge egos.
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posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: jonnywhite

I love linux but like you mention and I mentioned before its not ready for prime time AS A DESKTOP replacement for most users.

Windows and android give the majority of users more bang for their buck and extreme flexibility not provided by the fruit. For this reason the Apple tends to be more reliable.

I hope M$ 10 shifts attention to virtualization of its apps within a confined memory space to combat the security issues it has including with non MS native ones such as java. This would be a great advantage in the Enterprise especially with client side api dependencies.



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 04:51 PM
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MS was on the right track with XP and Windows 7. All they had to do was tighten the code, fix the outstanding bugs in 7, optimize it's performance, and call it Windows 7.1. "Windows 8" should have been named "Windows mobile", and kept completely separate from their bread n' butter OS line.
My guess is, Windows 10 will be functional, but not much more user friendly than 8 is.



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: jonnywhite

I love linux but like you mention and I mentioned before its not ready for prime time AS A DESKTOP replacement for most users.

Windows and android give the majority of users more bang for their buck and extreme flexibility not provided by the fruit. For this reason the Apple tends to be more reliable.

I hope M$ 10 shifts attention to virtualization of its apps within a confined memory space to combat the security issues it has including with non MS native ones such as java. This would be a great advantage in the Enterprise especially with client side api dependencies.


Considering Linux is FREE, it's my opinion it gives more bang for the buck for an average user, depending on what they're running it on.

The issue is Linux doesn't do EVERYTHING equally or better than Windows, like some Linux fanatics say it does.
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posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: jonnywhite

Steam itself for Linux works quite well. They do have a Linux version that you can download.

The problem is that most of the popular games are not available on Linux, and the OS itself has a hard time recognizing certain pieces of hardware or the drivers are sub-par. Trying to run a windows game in WINE has a tendency to cause all sorts of problems and I've never been able to get it to work well enough to make it worth playing.

Like you, I have used windows since 3.1 came out.....but I have never used a Win 8 machine. Don't plan to either. My current beast of a machine runs Win 7 and my other two machines run Mint 15 and XP.
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posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 05:10 PM
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they recently announced layoffs
odd timing



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 05:31 PM
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Microsoft just GO AWAY!!



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 05:44 PM
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originally posted by: criticalhit
I heard they bought Minecraft so that they could learn how to make Windows 10 really "blocky" with 16 bit graphics and take advantage of the "Creeper" code so that whenever your using your mouse random spots of the program your using just explode across the screen leaving gaping holes in your work....


Hmm they have done this with all previous versions..
lol



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Let's hope it is not going to be ME, Vista or 8 all over again, you know the main optimization for gaming can be applied with a simple patch to direct X but they will not allow it as like windows 8 they are trying to add something special so with nvidia they have tailored the optimization for this next operating system, it can actually apparently boost even the performance of older directx 9 and up cards and is apparently because the code in current DX api is not very good - maybe deliberately so as they were trying to force there covergance device the Xbox on everyone, so once again they are going to rip off there customers and more will of us will likely gravitate to Linux.

Since most of us use our LED or Plasma TV as a monitor the touch screen api in windows 8 was only suitable for tablet users and of course there is nothing worse than looking at a greasy fingerprint covered tablet so in retrospect that was a bad move by Microsoft who were driven by an innovate or die idiology except that other's had got there before them just like apple with mouse icon based operating system GUI's and they singularly alienated there traditional customer base the PC users.

Microsoft have got too big with no competition so they need a shock to get them back on track, reduce the price of there home operating systems and make them all 64 bit from the get go.
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posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 07:20 PM
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I run Windows 7 natively and use VMware to host XP and Ubuntu all on the same box. Now if I could only find a legitimate way to get OS X on a VM I'd have it all.



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: Shadoefax
I run Windows 7 natively and use VMware to host XP and Ubuntu all on the same box. Now if I could only find a legitimate way to get OS X on a VM I'd have it all.

The biggest issue I've had with VM is, it messes with my computers ability to see the rest of the network. I always have to turn off the virtual adaptors, or wait forever for my machine to see the others on my network.
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For anyone interested. Here's a video with a little more info, and a way to play with Windows 10 now, and offer feedback to Microsoft during development. I wish a lot more people would actually do this. Maybe we can get an OS closer to what we want for a change...



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People


There's a whole generation of people out there who would see this (below)
and say "OK -- now what?":





That's EXACTLY how I feel when I see this:



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

I tried to watch but was distracted by the hair.


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posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: minkmouse
Laptops will become extinct, desktops will become more expensive due to them no longer being mass produced and only media producers and the NSA will have a need for them. Of course I'm just guessin!

Desktops I can see going the way of the dino, they're big space hogs for most people. But the day you threaten my laptops, buddy, they day you threaten my laptops. I don't do Instagram & Candy Crush on my computer, every one has been a workhorse for the long haul until I mercilessly kill it with unrelenting use, kthx < shakes white-knuckled fist vigorously >

Linux is a good middle ground, but it's just not going to be a front runner. Ever. Too much is designed around Windows, and like it or not, Windows is the tech backbone. Put it this way:

I'm a gamer, and I'll be damned if I'm going to slog through the variety of Linux versions to find a fit that runs my MMOs. Too much effort, IMO. Lazy yes, but honest.



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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I likely will pass on win 10.

I believe it will just be a over priced OS that will add little over win 8.1.

I will even say you are likely to see a win 10.1 when microsoft find they screwed up again.



posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 10:36 PM
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posted on Sep, 30 2014 @ 10:57 PM
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Got Winders 8.x? Hate it? Drop over to Stardock and get Start8, ModernMix and Fences, and you will have everything you want and more. It's like a lightning fast Windows 7, only better.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 12:33 AM
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originally posted by: minkmouse
a reply to: kx12x

I find win 7 just as stable

I find Windows 7 to be more stable. I lost count of the number of blue screens of death I had with XP over the years. I've been using Windows 7 for at least the same amount of time now and I've had maybe 1 or 2 critical system failures.




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