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Report: Windows Blue Reaches Its First Milestone Build 199

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley has been collecting tips on Microsoft's accelerated Windows development schedule, codenamed 'Blue.' She reports that the program, which is attempting to replace the multiyear product drops for the Windows-branded desktop, server, phone, and network services products with a more agile release cycle, with better continuity across the suite, has just hit the first of two scheduled milestone builds. What's in the build? As with North Korea's nuclear program, details are scarce, but so far we have a Chinese Windows start screen; indications that the kernel number has been bumped from 'NT 6.2' (Windows 8) to 'NT 6.3'; and a job posting for a Windows Blue SDET (test engineer). Slashdot reported on Windows Blue in November."
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Report: Windows Blue Reaches Its First Milestone Build

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  • by RotateLeftByte ( 797477 ) on Wednesday February 20, 2013 @05:58AM (#42954033)

    Please enlighten me as to why you think I don't know what I'm talking about.
    I just patched a clean Win 7 build and it took four patch/reboot cycles before I got everything uptodate.
    Whereas my Linux Systems patch the lot in one go and only need to reboot when there is a kernel update. IIRC and I was running SLES I wouldn't even need to do that.

    Or did I dream that I had to reboot my system so often in the patching process?

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