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Windows 10 is the name of Microsoft's next-generation operating system

By Julio Franco ยท 55 replies
Sep 30, 2014
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  1. Forget about Windows 9, that would have been Microsoft's next OS under Steve Ballmer. It appears the company is taking a more radical approach with its most treasured product.

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  2. Nice, fully integrated mini Metro into Start Menu, nobody cannot remove it. Say hello to 3rd party softwares from Windows 8 era.
  3. Well you had various windows and I would assume windows 7 was the 7th iteration of the software. They could have called it Thresh, cause Phresh is just too 90's and black edition.
    But to skip 9 completely, just seems, crap. Give it (9) a name, and call 10 .. 10... when it appears.
    How is not calling it 9 RADICAL , in any shape or form. It's just lame, like windows 8 lame
  4. Knock knock. Who's there? Obsolescence.
  5. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Evangelist Posts: 372   +150

    Should I really buy an OS from someone who cant count to 10? ...7 8 8.1 10. lol.
    I expected no better
    USAvenger and davislane1 like this.
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,151   +588

    Sounds ummm, well I guess skipping a number is going to make it faster?

    Oh well I guess they are counting 8.1 as the "Windows 9" so whatever.
  7. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    Obviously there is a reason for going with 10 that no one has figured out yet. My guess is that they are counting 8.1 as the 9th release and counting this as the 10th release.
  8. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    Its no different than when they released Madden 25. No one cared about that.
  9. "Should I really buy an OS from someone who cant count to 10? ...7 8 8.1 10. lol.

    I expected no better "

    this is the best you can do? saying they can't count?
    Dear lord......
  10. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,791   +393

    Maybe they are avoiding that because of Windows 95 and 98? I dont know, just a thought...
  11. Windows 98: Decent
    Windows ME: Garbage
    Windows XP: Great
    Windows Vista: Crap
    Windows 7: Great
    Windows 8: Garbage
    Windows 9: Not being developed.
    Windows 10: Location in sequence indicates widespread user disappointment and reinvestment in Windows 7.

    When Madden plays games with their version numbering it is inconsequential. When Microsoft skips over a symbolically relevant version number, you wonder if your applications will function properly eight months down the road.
    avoidz, aolone and tomkaten like this.
  12. TheLastPanda

    TheLastPanda TS Enthusiast Posts: 77   +10

    It worked well for Nvidia's 9xx series after all
  13. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,842   +1,351

    Their move to use one OS on PCs, tablets and smarphones is making Windows looking like shieth. They probably think it's easier to focus on just one OS but whatever you do to make it better on a tablet, it will also negativly impact PC experience or smartphone experience. If they want to improve PC experience, they will negativly impact tablet experience. It doesn't always have to be like this but it looks like it is now.

    If we are able to remove those tiles in start menu or customize them, I'm happy. It will be more like Windows 7, which is a good thing.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2014
  14. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Evangelist Posts: 742   +273

    The obvious reason is that the number 9 is only 1 away from the number 8. And they want to distance this release as far away as they possibly can from 8. So I guess some genius at Microsoft said, "How can we make this release seem radically different from the prior release that we flubbed all to hell and back? I KNOW!!!!!. We skip the next logical name to make the Windows 8 disaster seem like a distant memory."

    Amazing. And yet stupid at the same time.
  15. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,624   +2,358

    I didn't think it was possible to make Windows uglier than 8.x. Once again Microsoft shows it can be done.

    And what exactly "next generation" about this abomination, Techspot? Its the Windows 8 kernal with some minor UI improvements (and more ugly), and that's it.
    avoidz likes this.
  16. Opus

    Opus TS Enthusiast Posts: 51

    Why don't you move on into the future rather than whining about how the start menu ruined your life?
  17. Opus

    Opus TS Enthusiast Posts: 51

    I admire the approach of M$ to head for one software for all platforms, though they are years behind Apple and Samsung. Samsung bought the integration idea and look it stands at the top of the pack. But, keeping in mind the huge user base for M$ Windows it will still be the right direction though they lack the broader product base unlike Samsung.
  18. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    How about performance and behind the scenes features in Windows 10?
  19. Windows 95, 98, 9x this is why no 9 anymore.
  20. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,299   +1,750

    you can fully remove the metro tiles if you want

    anyway this looks good and more importantly they actually made logical changes. thank god steve balmer isn't there anymore.
  21. Never liked windows 8 and 10 is no better. The format is hard to navigate since it takes up too much space on my 27 inch screen. Where is the list view format like previous versions. If I click on it...I can use it. If I have to scroll endlessly it becomes cumbersome and without function. Greedy MSN jerks. Form without function.
    avoidz likes this.
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,690   +3,847

    OK well this settles it. Cortana is going to have to do a lot more than talk to me if M$ wants to sell this to me....Say, "ah" Cortana...:eek::)
    Puiu, davislane1, Arris and 2 others like this.
  23. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Evangelist Posts: 742   +273

    They could have at least used roman numerals. "Windows X". That would have been much cooler. The X could have stood for 10 or even the x variable for this and all future releases/updates since, supposedly, this release is the last big bang.

    Or they could have done what the rumors have been suggesting and just released it as "Windows". That would have been okay.

    Windows 10. How gay. Its still a linear progression even if it did jump 2 numbers.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
  24. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 848   +383

    "Cortana, download an old movie called 'Deep Throat'. It's not for me, it's for you. Get watching and start learning!"
  25. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,877

    What if I don't want to turn off the tiles and can appreciate the direction they are going in this regard. But instead want to turn off all the ugly multi-color background behind them. What is so hard about giving us the ability to paint or unpaint the UI as we see fit?
    Darkshadoe likes this.

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