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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One? 251

snydeq (1272828) writes "Nobody seems to know for sure whether 'Threshold' and 'Windows 9' will be one and the same or separate operating systems, reports Woody Leonhard in his roundup of insights on Microsoft's forthcoming OS plans, expected September 30. 'Many people think the terms are synonymous, but longtime Chinese leaker Faikee continues to maintain that they are two separate products, possibly headed in different directions. Neowin Senior Editor and Columnist Brad Sams appears to have access to the most recent test builds, possibly on a daily basis. He doesn't talk about details, but the items he's let drop on the Neowin forum leave an interesting trail of crumbs.' Either way, the next iteration of Windows will have a lot to say about the kind of Microsoft to expect as Satya Nadella cements his leadership over the flagship OS."
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

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  • Re:Not worth it (Score:5, Informative)

    by NJRoadfan ( 1254248 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2014 @10:42AM (#47756661)
    You can buy such a computer direct from Microsoft. They call it Microsoft Signature [].
  • by squiggleslash ( 241428 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2014 @10:50AM (#47756757) Homepage Journal

    If I'm reading the Neowin thread, followed by the Neowin articles, properly, the "two windows" speculation thing appears to be because of this:

    - In September, Microsoft will release a preview of Windows 9 called "Threshold" to Enterprise customers. The idea is that Enterprises (large corporations) need some time to prepare for the upgrade.

    - Threshold is mostly feature complete, but lacks the more significant UI changes that Windows 9 will bring.

    - Windows 9 will be released much later and will have significant UI upgrades as well as everything in Threshold.

    Because these two versions of "Next generation Windows" have been floating around, some have thought that there are two different versions of Windows.

  • Re:Not worth it (Score:5, Informative)

    by Grizzley9 ( 1407005 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2014 @12:17PM (#47757507)

    That is why I usually reinstall Windows with a pirated disk, using the serial key that came with the laptop.

    Why use a pirated disk? You can download a clean windows file from MS directly and activate using the serial key. No shady pirated disk needed.

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