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Shane M. O'Neill
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10/1/2014 | 3:02:52 PM
What WIn 8 was supposed to be
My initial reaction is relief that Windows 10 is reverting back to traditional desktop UI features. Though somewhat selfishly. I'll be looking to update my old Windows 7 laptop by around summer and DO NOT want Windows 8.
David F. Carr
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10/1/2014 | 2:35:49 PM
Call it, Ishmael
Trying to do this from memory: 3, 3.1, 3.11, 95, NT, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Did I miss any? Why should we trust an operating system that doesn't know how to count?
TerryB
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10/1/2014 | 1:27:48 PM
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@Daniel, think you are looking too deep on name. I think they are just trying to take advantage of the "1 to 10" scale many people rate stuff on. You know, The Perfect 10.

Whether the o/s measures up remains to be seen. Restoring support for mouse/keyboard with Start menu and taskbar was huge for enterprise users.
danielcawrey
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10/1/2014 | 1:05:59 PM
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I think it is dumb to name this iteration Windows 10. Sure, I disliked Windows 8 like most others, but how is Microsoft distancing from Windows 8 by skipping a version number?

It's almost like Microsoft expects consumers to just forget about Windows 8. Maybe that's the marketing plan here. What should be the real strategy is putting out a solid product for people. 
Mark532010
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10/1/2014 | 11:40:30 AM
Re: windows app development
hopefully Microsoft will improve GPO support for the Metro/Modern side of things, right now it is painfully lacking and is a real deterrent to rollout.

Offering a easy way (rather than having to write customized powershell code ) to manage things like centralized program menus, display resolutions, pre-installed apps and uninstalling metro/modern apps (that don't reappear for each person that logs in) would go a long way to making Windows10 more palatable to business IT teams.

I have no idea how difficult it is to make changes to Win8 sysprep images for default users - we haven't made it that far yet, anyone know?
SaneIT
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10/1/2014 | 7:33:13 AM
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"They've done some smart things in Windows 10 to blend Win32 apps and Modern apps into a single UI that's oriented around mouse and keyboard use."  This is absolutely huge for the corporate/business environment.  The jump to the Modern UI is the one thing that keeps me from turning people loose with Win 8 on corporate devices.  It is just clunky enough that it will give people fits.

 

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"But Myerson cautioned that Windows 10 is "not one UI to rule them all" but a "product family with a tailored experience for each device" but common app and management models."  A few years ago I started talking to people about what I saw happening with a one UI to rule them all model.  I'm surprised that right now Microsoft is ahead of the rest.  I really expected Apple to be leading at this point because they were the first to roll the app stores together.  I think it will take a lot more than a common experience for Microsoft to take back the smartphone market but having the apps working across platforms would go a long way toward getting me to look at a Windows phone.
Michael Endler
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9/30/2014 | 11:53:32 PM
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They've done some smart things in Windows 10 to blend Win32 apps and Modern apps into a single UI that's oriented around mouse and keyboard use. It looked intriguing in the demonstrations. I'll be curious to see how organic it feels in practice. But the Microsoft folks gave the impression that they're thinking about many of the right questions, from an end user perspective. Asking the right questions is only useful if you get to the right answer, of course-- we'll know more soon enough!
pcharles09
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9/30/2014 | 11:35:46 PM
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@shakeeb,

I think they needed to do something new to keep users on the path to eventually getting used to the newer UI.
shakeeb
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9/30/2014 | 11:06:55 PM
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@ Michael – yes it's the same old story to market Windows 10, the should have done the same with Windows 8 but it didn't happen as expected. 
shakeeb
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9/30/2014 | 11:05:48 PM
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I wonder what really make Microsoft think of Windows 10 so quickly. Is it because users started complaining about Windows 8?
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