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Microsoft is reportedly trying to distance itself from Windows 8.
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Thanks to a number of sources, here's what we understand will happen with Windows over the next 15 months. In April, Microsoft plans to release Windows 8.1 Update 1 (or GDR1 internally) and Windows Phone 8.1. After that, Windows may likely not see another major update until April 2015, the "Threshold" release. We previously pegged this as Windows 8.2, but now there are reports that this release will be labeled Windows 9 instead due to Microsoft wanting to distance the platform from the Windows 8 "debacle."

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So, does this mean Microsoft is actually regretting the direction they went with Windows 8 and admitting they got it wrong? I mean I personally use W8 (on a non-touchscreen desktop) and I am fine with it. But I hope MS isn't trying to stick to their guns and force something on their audience that they dont like just because of their pride.

For W9 on desktop and laptop, I want the option to disable Metro UI. I want a new, overhauled Start menu that is quite different from the one we knew from W7 and earlier, but one that still maintains the same functionality. And lastly, I want the desktop UI overhauled.
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Maybe I can skip 8. I'm not budging from 7 until I hear less people complaining lol
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So, does this mean Microsoft is actually regretting the direction they went with Windows 8 and admitting they got it wrong?
Doubtful, this is most likely going to be identical to the Vista->7 transition. Nearly the same OS with cleanup of the user experience problems and they get to distance themselves from the hate that 8 has accumulated.
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LOL "8 Hate"
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I hope Metro is still included.
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Maybe I can skip 8. I'm not budging from 7 until I hear less people complaining lol

Same here. Haven't found a good reason to change from 7..
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