Windows 9 and Windows 10 Rumors Already Making the Rounds

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iheartpcs

lol Blackhawk fans...always talking about anal probes.

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DeltaFIVEengineer

Agreed. It seems like these could have been ideas that came from Ballmer's Microsoft. Now that he's going to be out of the picture, who knows where these projects will go.

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w2ed

Wish MaxPC had "Like" and dislike buttons for comments, very appropriate here.

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PCWolf

Yeah, MPC needs 3 Buttons: Like, Dislike, Report Spam.

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Mikey109105

Cloud OS? If that's true, then my support for future versions of Windows just went out the window, drove to the grand canyon, and jumped off the highest cliff and died on impact with the ground. Of course, I'll still keep Windows 7. I may even migrate to Linux, but I haven't made my mind up yet.

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whiznot

Will MS have any customers other than the NSA by the time a cloud OS arrives?

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PCWolf

I'm sure a few idiots will embrace the Cloud OS. I won't be one of them.

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Upyourbucket

Coming soon! Windows light edition... kind of like xfce

not

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AFDozerman

So that gives me two OS versions to fully migrate to Linux. Sounds doable.

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QuantumCD

Wait, so we can't use our computers unless we connect to the Internet? Cloud software just isn't my thing. Cloud storage is good, to a point, but having everything in the cloud--including your OS--is a bit over the top to me.

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big_montana

Sounds like Google's Chromebook, which is cloud based. Didn't really hear anyone complain about that. But because it is MS people have a problem?

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AETAaAS

It's because it's a big shift. If you got a Chromebook, you probably knew what you were getting yourself into. Windows has not been this way.

However I can see advantages, it would mean Microsoft can better roll out updates, it would mean users could potentially have their 'home' computer anywhere on any machine, makes maintenance for newbie users easier and a vast majority of relevant computers are online anyway. Downsides are like that of the Chromebook but it is quite possible for Microsoft to want to shift to a subscription style service for Windows.

Selling a copy of Windows can make you ~$100 from a person per PC and that is all you will see out of them for several years. Subscription plans are much more lucrative and practically a guaranteed source of revenue since it is the freaking OS! :p

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lordfirefox

When Microsoft starts leveraging their influence on your PC telling you what programs you can\can't install a la iOS's walled garden then Yes it becomes a problem.

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Baer

AMEN!!!!

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The Mac

Reminds of the movie "The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest" with Adam Garcia.

They made a computer 1/2 the size of a soda can, and put everything in the cloud.

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LatiosXT

Windows 10 being a cloud OS = Windows 9 with always on DRM.

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BlazePC

Obvious No News is obvious.

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loozer

wtf cloud os?