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Windows 9 could be a free upgrade for XP, Vista, and Win 7 users

01_Wolverine
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Hi

From the DigitalTrend website

By Konrad Krawczyk — August 4, 2014

Quote:

Windows 9 could be a free upgrade for users of Microsoft’s older operating systems, like Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, according to ZDNet.
The report states that users of these dated (but still popular, aside from Vista) operating systems could be offered “some kind of deal” to poke and prod people them toward Microsoft’s next desktop OS. However, it’s worth noting that Windows 8/8.1 users were not mentioned as possible recipients of this upgrade offer. They were in the past, though.
Rumored features in Windows 9 include a new Start menu, and Metro apps that can run in windowed mode in the classic desktop UI. Though Windows 9 hasn’t been announced by Microsoft yet, rumors indicate that Redmond’s next big desktop OS could land sometime in Spring 2015.
Microsoft is no doubt aware of the fact that Windows 8 and 8.1 usage numbers have been very weak. For the month of July, Windows 8.1′s desktop share stood at 6.56 percent. That’s a minor drop from 6.61 percent in June, but a drop nonetheless. Meanwhile, Windows 8′s share fell from 5.93 percent in June, to 5.92 percent last month, a teeny tiny decrease of 0.01 percent.
Combined, Windows 8 and 8.1 occupy 12.48 percent of the desktop OS pie as of July. That’s not much, considering that Windows XP occupies roughly double that, despite the fact that it’s well over 10 years old. Then, there’s Windows 7, whose share spiked in July to 51.22 percent. That’s up from 50.55 percent in June, an increase of 0.67 percent.
Microsoft will need to do something radical with Windows 9 to ensure that it’s adoption numbers aren’t a repeat of what the tech giant has endured with Windows 8 and 8.1.


Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-9-could-be-a-free-upgrade-for-windows-xp-vista-and-wi...
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randyenergy
Level 10
01 Wolverine wrote:
Hi

From the DigitalTrend website

By Konrad Krawczyk — August 4, 2014

Quote:

Windows 9 could be a free upgrade for users of Microsoft’s older operating systems, like Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, according to ZDNet.
The report states that users of these dated (but still popular, aside from Vista) operating systems could be offered “some kind of deal” to poke and prod people them toward Microsoft’s next desktop OS. However, it’s worth noting that Windows 8/8.1 users were not mentioned as possible recipients of this upgrade offer. They were in the past, though.
Rumored features in Windows 9 include a new Start menu, and Metro apps that can run in windowed mode in the classic desktop UI. Though Windows 9 hasn’t been announced by Microsoft yet, rumors indicate that Redmond’s next big desktop OS could land sometime in Spring 2015.
Microsoft is no doubt aware of the fact that Windows 8 and 8.1 usage numbers have been very weak. For the month of July, Windows 8.1′s desktop share stood at 6.56 percent. That’s a minor drop from 6.61 percent in June, but a drop nonetheless. Meanwhile, Windows 8′s share fell from 5.93 percent in June, to 5.92 percent last month, a teeny tiny decrease of 0.01 percent.
Combined, Windows 8 and 8.1 occupy 12.48 percent of the desktop OS pie as of July. That’s not much, considering that Windows XP occupies roughly double that, despite the fact that it’s well over 10 years old. Then, there’s Windows 7, whose share spiked in July to 51.22 percent. That’s up from 50.55 percent in June, an increase of 0.67 percent.
Microsoft will need to do something radical with Windows 9 to ensure that it’s adoption numbers aren’t a repeat of what the tech giant has endured with Windows 8 and 8.1.


Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-9-could-be-a-free-upgrade-for-windows-xp-vista-and-wi...

That would be nice. But since when did Microsoft become a NGO?
OH yeah, I just been informed by Marshall that Asus is going to hand out free GPUs to everybody who buys ROG boards...I'm so excited!!
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sk2play
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Free? I dunno. Maybe that $39.99 deal W8 had as a downloadable upgrade before the retail version was released.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2012/oct12/10-25windows8gapr.aspx
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sk2play wrote:
Free? I dunno. Maybe that $39.99 deal W8 had as a downloadable upgrade before the retail version was released.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2012/oct12/10-25windows8gapr.aspx

Doubt it! But would be nice.