Microsoft CEO says the 'next generation' of Windows is coming soon

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Microsoft CEO says the 'next generation' of Windows is coming soon

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We've heard that before

This one is going to be really good!

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At his keynote speech for Microsoft's Build conference on Tuesday, CEO Satya Nadella talked about a major update in the works for Windows. Nadella didn't offer details, but he did refer to the update as the "next generation of Windows," not just Windows 10. That makes it sound likely that whatever Nadella is talking about will be the most significant update for the operating system since it debuted in 2015.

"Soon we will share one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade to unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators," Nadella said in his keynote. "I've been self-hosting it over the past several months and I'm incredibly excited about the next generation of Windows. Our promise to you is this: We will create more opportunity for every Windows developer today and welcome every creator who is looking for the most innovative, new, open platform to build and distribute and monetize applications. We look forward to sharing more very soon."

Uh... good fore developers and creators...

Sounds like microsoft

Everything will be a subscription? well, they didn't invent that, apple and google and amazon and netflix (seems they want to do gaming) did it first.

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One thing's for sure: He ain't no Steve Ballmer.

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The only way Microsoft could make Windows good is to break backwards compatibility; and that ain't happening anytime soon.

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avkills wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 11:45 am

The only way Microsoft could make Windows good is to break backwards compatibility; and that ain't happening anytime soon.

You mean it will still run from the "C" drive?

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To quote the late great MAF magazine on Windows XP, you can polish a turd but all you end up with is shiny human waste.

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avkills wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 11:45 am

The only way Microsoft could make Windows good is to break backwards compatibility; and that ain't happening anytime soon.

They already did that and they still made it worse.

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It might seem curious that MS announces a new Windows and only mentions developers and makes to mention of a better end user experience but it really makes perfect sense. MS knows their user base is trapped, they have no where else to go so, fiddlesticks 'em.

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Metacell wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 5:53 am
avkills wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 11:45 am

The only way Microsoft could make Windows good is to break backwards compatibility; and that ain't happening anytime soon.

They already did that and they still made it worse.

They didn't break it enough.

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Pariah wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 10:59 am

It might seem curious that MS announces a new Windows and only mentions developers and makes to mention of a better end user experience but it really makes perfect sense. MS knows their user base is trapped, they have no where else to go so, fiddlesticks 'em.

As long as Linux keeps playing ABI dickery and Apple keeps making high-end toys, Microsoft has no real reason to improve.

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maurvir wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 5:55 pm

ABI dickery

Wat?

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Pariah wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 6:39 pm
maurvir wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 5:55 pm

ABI dickery

Wat?

While the Linux kernel itself supports backwards compatibility for applications, a lot of (most) distributions don't handle library dependencies well. This can mostly be fixed, though. What is tougher to fix is that Internally the kernel interface that drivers use changes all the time. It's why you have to recompile when you upgrade the kernel, and why shims for device drivers are a thing.

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Recompilation is the essence of Unix. The point is that the source code still works.

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Robert wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 10:15 am

One thing's for sure: He ain't no Steve Ballmer.

Nobody can dance like Steve Ballmer. :lol:

Over years, I always noticed that Mac users can generally use any other operating system,
with little break-in time.

Not so with many Windows folks. They really go into some degree of meltdown when they can't find the start
button, or the C Drive. Just saying...

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Enigma wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 11:00 am
Robert wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 10:15 am

One thing's for sure: He ain't no Steve Ballmer.

Nobody can dance like Steve Ballmer. :lol:

Over years, I always noticed that Mac users can generally use any other operating system,
with little break-in time.

Not so with many Windows folks. They really go into some degree of meltdown when they can't find the start
button, or the C Drive. Just saying...

You should see the troubles Windows "power users" have when they try Linux. To them anything that works differently than Windows is wrong and that causes them all kinds of stress. All Unix like OSes are fundamentally similar but Windows is "unique".

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Next version of window is... Windows 11! (apple did 11 first :p )

And it will have... a new startup sound!

And to celebrate, here's an 11 minutes long of all windows startup sounds slowed down... because... reasons...

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/10/2252 ... aser-video

Dammit microsoft, what are you doing?

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Pariah wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 10:59 am

It might seem curious that MS announces a new Windows and only mentions developers and makes to mention of a better end user experience but it really makes perfect sense. MS knows their user base is trapped, they have no where else to go so, fiddlesticks 'em.

Yup. I would have made a similar barbed comment but it would have been much less focused. I mean is there any such thing as a Microsoft “Human Interface Guidelines”? There may be - but I keep anything from Redmond away from my computing.

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