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    Windows Blue will be Windows 8.1, free for all existing Windows 8 users

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    Sounds good.

    Reller emphasized that Microsoft's strategy in using the Windows Store to deliver Blue is focused around giving users choice about when they deploy the coming update.
    That sounds like a load of baloney though. Aparently there was something not to MS's liking in how Win7 and Win7 SP1 was deployed.

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    A quote from the end of the article,

    "Reller said that even though the Windows ecosystem needs to know where Microsoft is going so it can go with the company, the Windows team still needs to listen to its customers and partners about what they want."

    I wonder, does that imply that they haven't started listening yet?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    My thought after reading the article and other linked articles is that Sinofsky did listen, and that's why Windows 7 incorporated the changes people wanted, and shipped on time.

    Now that Sinofsky is gone, they want to make sure that people believe that although the listener (Sinofsky) is gone, they are still listening.

    On another subject, I'm not thrilled about having to go to the app store to get Windows updates. I wonder if that means that they're moving away from free updates and toward paid updates?

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    Next up Windows 365...can anyone say subscription?
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    They are most likely going to move to either a subscription model for Windows or a more frequent cheaper update model such what Apple uses for OSX. They can't stay at a three year cycle for OS releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    They can't stay at a three year cycle for OS releases.
    Maybe they can't, but I won't have any trouble staying with a much longer cycle.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Bruce,

    Roger that!
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