M$ Already Has Plans for the Next O.S.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by 19monty64, Jul 22, 2007.

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    Interesting. By the time the new Windows version is out, all the current programs should finally be Vista Compatible :p. I'm stickin' with XP as long as possible or until I have to get a new machine.

    Meeting the quality bar probably will end up adding months if not years to the release date. We are talking about Microsoft. That's just my opinion, I could be wrong :cool: .

    @ 19monty64, I'm just guessing, but I would say 3 years is a very, very minimal time frame. My guess is based on the fact that final releases of most software always needs extra time to iron out the bugs. I would assume something as complicated as an OS would prove more difficult to fix the bugs. I will however eat my words if MS has a new OS by July 2010 :blink: .
     
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    Hey my favorite number! :D

    Im just warming up to Vista but Ill keep my eyes on this.
     
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    I had heard about Vienna over a year ago, and was more surprised about the official announcement coming so soon!!! I heard it's release should coincide with the end of support for XP, which is around 2012.
     
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    Are they talking about a yearly fee for using the operating system like an anti-virus program? Or something along the lines of a yearly support fee. I wonder if it might be used to lower the initial cost of the software.
     
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    Another possibility might be a stripped-down O.S. (with just it's core functions) with a subscription fee for all the add-ons. Imagine buying the Office-prods, the browsers, the security-apps, the messenger, the pdf-reader, etc. So you get the framework, and just install the parts you want...skip the nLite-ening. "Hold the browser... hold the office... special orders don't upset us... have it your way..."
     
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    According to the Mayan calendar, the world will end in 2012. :eek:
     
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