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jeebus after watching that video I have a new conception of what happens at MSFT behind closed doors...in a board room....with the shades drawn....disco rave!
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We are gonna have a Windows every year soon
Call of Windows
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Call of Windows
I loled, extensively .
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Steve Ballmer? Excited about something? NEVER! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsboPUjrGc

People complained about Windows 7 coming out so soon after Windows Vista, and look how many of us use it. ;-) I'm not saying you were complaining of course... Just made me remember.
Who complained about Windows 7 coming out "too soon"? Seriously, it couldn't have come quickly enough.

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XP is the odd release out as far as longevity goes. MS is just going back to a release cycle similar to what it was prior to xp.
Nope. Never gonna happen. W7 will be the new XP for a while, it took them nearly a decade to get most users and push businesses to an OS upgrade, you really think they're gonna alienate their existing consumers? If they decide to scrap support for existing users of 7, businesses will intervene. Same thing happened with XP and it'll happen with W7. Windows 8 seems to be targeting the luxury market (smart phones/gaming PCs etc) no way will that affect support for Windows 7. Since XP support ends in around 2014, apparently, then Windows 7 support will probably last till 2020 at least, that's my prediction.
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Win7 works just fine for me. I'll probably skip Win8 like Vista.
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If they plan on selling a new Windows every few years they had better plan on reducing the price heavily.

Either, properly reduce the price for people buying upgrade versions, instead of there only being a tiny difference (E.G. $200 for the full version, $150 for the upgrade? No.) Make it so that if I paid $200 two years earlier, the price for an upgrade is $100, maybe even less seeing as the previous legit key becomes invalid.

Reduce the price majorly because the amount they charge compared with the frequency they plan on releasing updates/new versions amounts to more people pirating. I'm not saying anything concrete, but I'll be thinking twice about upgrading if the price is the same price as Windows 7.... Because I bought Vista Ultimate at retail for £200, then Windows 7 Ultimate for £200 three years later. I will not be buying Windows 8 for £200 anytime soon. It's far, FAR too much for an operating system.
    
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Even if Windows 8 was nothing super awesome I have to say I would be content with Windows 7 from a user point of view, nothing wrong with it.
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Even if Windows 8 was nothing super awesome I have to say I would be content with Windows 7 from a user point of view, nothing wrong with it.
I agree.

To be honest, the move from crapsta to windows 7 was needed.

But windows 7 is pretty good, stable, and even with some of the features from windows 8, currently, I don't see any reason to buy windows 8 after windows 7 cost was already pretty high.
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Is 8 supposed to be a significant change, like XP --> Vista was? If so, I'll probably wait until they get it right with Win9.
    
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We are gonna have a Windows every year soon
They're being consistent with their past releases, the only release of Windows that took very long was Vista. Look at the chart here:
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Windows 1.0 - 1985
Windows 2.0 - 1987
Windows 2.1 - 1988
Windows 3.0 - 1990
Windows 3.1 - 1992
Windows NT 3.5 - 1994
Windows 95 - 1995
Windows NT 4.0 - 1996
Windows 98 - 1998
Windows 2000 - 2000
Windows ME - 2000
Windows XP - 2002
Windows Vista - 2007
Windows 7 - 2009
Windows 8 - 2012
Note how there's been a release every one or two years, Vista and 8 being the exceptions. Windows 8 is actually taking longer to release than any other version of Windows to date minus Windows Vista.
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