Microsoft is Working on a New Operating System Codenamed 'Windows Blue'

Posted November 28, 2012 at 8:11pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12589 views

Microsoft is working on new operating system codenamed 'Windows Blue' which will be released in mid-2013, according to The Verge.

The update on the Windows side, due in mid-2013, will include UI changes and alterations to the entire platform and pricing. We’re told that Microsoft is aiming to make Windows Blue the next OS that everyone installs. The approach is simple, Microsoft will price its next Windows release at a low cost or even free to ensure users upgrade. Once Windows Blue is released, the Windows SDK will be updated to support the new release and Microsoft will stop accepting apps that are built specifically for Windows 8, pushing developers to create apps for Blue. Windows 8 apps will continue to run on Blue despite the planned SDK changes.

Windows Blue will reportedly kick off an annual release schedule for Microsoft similar to the frequency with which Apple updates its operating system.

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Wiseman - November 29, 2012 at 3:30pm
That stupid windows 8 is annoying and useless
Koda - February 11, 2013 at 8:35pm
Go FK Ya Self
Simon - November 29, 2012 at 2:22pm
Hope they put the option of using a regular start button on desktop installations.
Copperhead - November 29, 2012 at 4:19pm
Just download (Classic Shell) here - http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/. Or you can get Start8 from Stardock which gives a better look and feel for 5 bucks. There is always a solution to every situation, you just have to use Google more often to figure it out. Remember Google is free and your friend...lol
Sam - November 29, 2012 at 9:33am
Scumbag version 2.0
NoGoodNick - November 29, 2012 at 7:03am
I'm guessing this is an unofficial acknowledgement that they now consider Windows 8 to have been a worse failure than Vista was. Personally, I like the idea of them separating their Windows environment from their tablet one. Not every desktop/laptop is a tablet, and serious users shouldn't have to pretend like it is. But, personally, it'd better be DAMN cheap, as I have NO intention of switching off of Windows 7 unless I see something demonstrably better!
no wat - November 29, 2012 at 5:58am
Gave it for free or fuck u Microsoft. Why would we pay for it every yr!
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