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    What's Coming Next In Windows 10?

    Here's an interesting (intriguing?) announcement copied from a Windows Insider Program e-mailing I received today:

    " See what's next for Windows 10. Join us online for a special Microsoft event planned in New York this week. We're keeping details confidential for now, but you're invited to watch the livestream : https://click.email.microsoftemail.c...0c6d8854f0d034 at 3 pm BST on 26 October 2016. " (10 am EDT)
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    Quote Originally Posted by petesmst View Post
    What's Coming Next In Wndows 10?
    More inconsistency and problematic updates?

    cheers, Paul

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    @Paul T: I don't want to be pessimistic; but yes, probably!
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37779983

    Microsoft seem to have lost sight of the difference between:

    An operating system: the stable foundation on which applications can run, largely invisible except for things like logon

    Applications: the functions that users want and see directly, a changing set where a lot of choices are exercised

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinM View Post
    An operating system: the stable foundation on which applications can run, largely invisible except for things like logon
    You could also say an OS's job is to enable all the hardware bits to cohabit consistently to enable the user to accomplish things.

    Hardware these days for many users includes a number of external personal devices, so you can say that connectivity is the major OS task now--any OS which ignores that is going to fade. I think Windows is aiming for the right target, one OS across all devices--it will of course take some time to reach desktop-grade stability.

    Similarly, I think the emphasis is moving from applications to tasks. A good example is MS's planned MyPeople function in the next Win10 'Creative Upgrade', essentially hiding the applications and presenting the user with a "message from Fred". I also think this is the right route to take.

    Connectivity to devices and people, applications becoming invisible in service to tasks.
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