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spider-prime
09-30-2014, 08:20 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/windows-10-unveiled-by-microsoft-1.2782315

http://i.cbc.ca/1.2782962.1412106818!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/microsoft-windows-future.jpg

It's basically windows 7 with parts of windows 8.

Drunken Savior
09-30-2014, 08:48 PM
as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and internet services

Stupid. At least when Nvidia skipped their GTX 800 line, they had a reason (to unify their mobile and desktop GPU lines into a single number (i.e. GT 700M for mobile GPUs and GTX 700 for desktop GPUs). This is just PR bullshit. [/petty rant]

spider-prime
09-30-2014, 10:00 PM
Apparently, Windows 8 users will get to upgrade to windows 10 for free. Which is good, cause I was going to build another computer soon and I was going to buy windows 7 again, but now I might just buy 8 if this is true and just upgrade.

Drunken Savior
09-30-2014, 10:41 PM
If you buy Windows 8, do you still have to install Windows 8 before you can update to Windows 8.1?

Also, I'm hearing that Windows 10 is not a free upgrade for Windows 8 users. What's your source?

spider-prime
09-30-2014, 10:53 PM
If you buy Windows 8, do you still have to install Windows 8 before you can update to Windows 8.1?

Also, I'm hearing that Windows 10 is not a free upgrade for Windows 8 users. What's your source?

http://news.yahoo.com/confirmed-windows-9-free-upgrade-windows-8-users-133033409.html

This was before it's reveal that it is windows 10 and not 9.

Not sure about windows 8 installing, since I never installed one before, But all OEMs are now 8.1, so I'm assuming it's just built in now.

Drunken Savior
09-30-2014, 11:02 PM
I wouldn't count on that now. Until Microsoft USA says its a free upgrade, expect to pay.

Reality
10-01-2014, 01:59 AM
Apple did their last OSX Revision for free. So I think M$ will do theirs for $80.

Anyway, I think its another Windows I am just going to skip until I can't anymore. I don't even want a Windows phone so having the OS the same on that platform doesn't even interest me. Now lets just hope Ubuntu keeps getting better now since Valve is supporting Linux.

Drunken Savior
10-01-2014, 02:20 AM
It would be nice to be able to abandon MS for gaming, but I don't see it happening for awhile. Direct X is way too ingrained into modern gaming. Even with OpenGL, DirectX still looms large.

Reality
10-01-2014, 02:37 AM
I agree. But on the bright side Valve is going to be offering DirectX to OpenGL translation software for freeeeeee (http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/178276-valve-open-sources-its-directx-to-opengl-translation-software-here-come-the-steamos-and-linux-games). And better yet INtel, AMD, and Nvidia are teaming up to create some type of super OpenGL (http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/179010-who-needs-directx-amd-nvidia-and-intel-team-up-demonstrate-ultra-low-overhead-opengl). So I think personally that a lot of companies do not like the direction of Windows and want to set up on Linux platforms.

spider-prime
10-01-2014, 02:56 AM
that would be awesome not needing Microsoft OS for games and go with what you want. The problem would still be older games unless someone has some soft of emulation for directx for other OS.

Reality
10-01-2014, 03:33 AM
That would be a problem but I suffer from older games running on my w7 and newer Nvidia cards as is. It'll be a painful transition but it be better for everyone (theory) after it takes off and all new software is built around it. Just look at the boost L4D got by moving to Linux Open GL (http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2012/08/02/valve-linux-performance/1).

Nem
10-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Oh brother... whats the pointb of all these windows versions? I remember when a new windows was a massive upgrade. Now, it feels like the annual xbox dashboard update...

Dunno if i have 7 or 8. I'm posting from the Wii U atm. Either way, not interested in upgrading.

Rubeus
10-01-2014, 04:03 PM
First thing it reminds me the Blackberry OS upgrade jump from 7 to 10, it almost feels like Microsoft is heading the same direction. :lol:

Joe Redifer
10-01-2014, 11:24 PM
Fuck mobile devices. I don't like any company who eschews real desktop computers. Mobile cannot do what I need. Even laptops cannot do what I need. But all we hear these days are mobile, mobile MOBILE! Ebola cannot come soon enough to these people.

Also, Windows 9 was to be the free upgrade for Windows 8 users. IT STILL IS! Also, I cannot believe that any one of you actually paid for a Microsoft OS. Hell I can't believe they actually charge for it.

spider-prime
01-21-2015, 04:30 PM
Windows 10 IS a free upgrade from 7 and 8! For one year after launch.

Quasar
01-22-2015, 05:50 AM
Windows 10 IS a free upgrade from 7 and 8! For one year after launch.

SOURCE (http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7866679/windows-10-will-be-a-free-upgrade-for-windows-7-and-8-1-users)

FinalSolace2
01-23-2015, 01:03 PM
Fuck mobile devices. I don't like any company who eschews real desktop computers. Mobile cannot do what I need. Even laptops cannot do what I need. But all we hear these days are mobile, mobile MOBILE! Ebola cannot come soon enough to these people.

Also, Windows 9 was to be the free upgrade for Windows 8 users. IT STILL IS! Also, I cannot believe that any one of you actually paid for a Microsoft OS. Hell I can't believe they actually charge for it.

You shouldn't wish ebola on anyone, that is a little bit harsh.

Yellow fever is more mild, and it comes with diahorrreahah

What the satirical nonsense.

Joe Redifer
01-23-2015, 05:54 PM
Well OK they can all get yellow fever then. But only if I can spell it as "diarrhea" without all of those extra unnecessary letters. Deal? But in my experience yellow fever doesn't cause diarrhea, just a lusting of asian women.

bujeezus
01-27-2015, 07:01 PM
lol!

FinalSolace2
01-28-2015, 05:09 PM
I'll tell that one to my one eyed Gobi desert snake Lancelot.

I had yellow fever in Seoul Korea, had a really nasty injection into my ass cheek from a privatised Korean nurse, pain of my life. My hosts kept feeding me ben and jerry's- didn't end well, where did you catch yellow fever? and for the record the last two days Windows 8.1 has caused me a sack of problems. I hope North Korea hacks Microsoft and sends them the plague.

Windows 8.1 must be what Saddam Hussein was hiding all along.