BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Screenshots Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 23d, 7h, 48m | CPU: 24% | MEM: 5392MB of 12227MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ] 
Author Message
 PostPost subject: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:32 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:26 am

Posts
174

Location
New Zealand

Favourite OS
Mac OS X
I've heard talk on random BBS sites here and there regarding MS going to Cloud once W7 is out the door. Others have touted that Windows 8 (or Windows 7 Mk 2 depending on what they want to do) will definitely be on the cards.

Silly question to ask but has anyone heard anything as to which way they might be leaning at this stage...?

Out of interest, does anyone have a preference over cloud or local OS?

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:04 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:20 pm

Posts
164

Location
Where The Streets Have No Name

Favourite OS
Windows 7
I think local OS'es will always be around - because not every computer has an internet connection.

_________________
Image
http://www.christdaily.net - Where I go everyday.


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:25 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:03 am

Posts
386

Location
Australia

Favourite OS
Windows 7 Ultimate
Next client release of Windows I hope will be 64bit only, but I think that Netbooks (I mean Low cost small notebook PC) have kinda killed that idea....


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:21 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:53 am

Posts
428
merty wrote:
Next client release of Windows I hope will be 64bit only, but I think that Netbooks (I mean Low cost small notebook PC) have kinda killed that idea....


Some of the Atom processors do come with the 64-bit extension. I really think Intel should have offered it on all Atom processors.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:32 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:45 pm

Posts
550
They'll probably focus more on Azure and Midori, and continue minor but substantial updates to the client on Windows 8.

_________________
I am here in the shadows


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:07 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:22 am

Posts
2366
Midori certainly isn't going to be replacing Windows any time soon, and no "cloud" OS. We'll just see another Windows release with more support for newer technologies, as usual, and more online services will be integrated into the software.

That's my half educated take on the situation.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:39 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:48 am

Posts
92
They're apparently already working on Windows 8. (Probably only planning stages right now)
The only solid fact about the next Windows is that it will be released only in 64-bit; Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 will be the last version to ship in both 32-bit and 64-bit.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:44 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
Offline

Joined
Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:14 pm

Posts
6612

Location
United Kingdom

Favourite OS
Server 2012 R2
F44 Control wrote:
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 will be the last version to ship in both 32-bit and 64-bit.


Though they said the same thing about Vista before going back on that promise. I hope that they'll stick to it this time.

_________________
BuildFeed - the ultimate collaborative NT build list - Windows Longhorn - a look at a defining Microsoft project


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:10 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:37 pm

Posts
2381

Location
United States
Before vista though the average person hadn't even considered a 64 bit version of Windows. And most still are on a 32 bit XP so it was harder than they thought it would be for people to change. Overall I think it would be much easier to change now than when vista came out.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:33 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
Offline

Joined
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:43 pm

Posts
1237

Location
Milky Way Galaxy

Favourite OS
Windows Server 2012 Dtc
hounsell wrote:
F44 Control wrote:
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 will be the last version to ship in both 32-bit and 64-bit.


Though they said the same thing about Vista before going back on that promise. I hope that they'll stick to it this time.


Why do you want 64-bit only? So yo can shut the older computer out? Why not have an OS EVERYONE can use instead of one that only maybe 70% can use?

_________________
See my profile for my website link.


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:38 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sat May 12, 2007 1:05 pm

Posts
5271

Location
The Collection Book

Favourite OS
Windows & Phone
motherboardlove wrote:
hounsell wrote:
F44 Control wrote:
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 will be the last version to ship in both 32-bit and 64-bit.


Though they said the same thing about Vista before going back on that promise. I hope that they'll stick to it this time.


Why do you want 64-bit only? So yo can shut the older computer out? Why not have an OS EVERYONE can use instead of one that only maybe 70% can use?


Why not.

Unless you have an PC that has an Pentium 1/2/3/4 and less then 2gb RAM you can use the new Windows 7, but keep in mind that most machine then only run in Windows BASIC/CLASSIC theme and will not run fast like the original OS on that PC.

And if you buy a new PC (or an PC that is newer then late 2006/2007) you have an 64-bit processor, just get more RAM and an x64 OS then you are fine.

_________________
Image
http://www.thecollectionbook.info
Subscribe to our Image for updates and like us on Image.

Reading Mode only, PM's possible.


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:11 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
Offline

Joined
Sat May 24, 2008 10:05 am

Posts
2045
Another think to take into account is that a lot of home users don't even know they have an x64 processor, what x64 is, or why they'd need a different OS.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:22 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:48 am

Posts
92
motherboardlove wrote:
Why do you want 64-bit only? So yo can shut the older computer out? Why not have an OS EVERYONE can use instead of one that only maybe 70% can use?

Tell that to Apple and reports of discontinuing PowerPC support in Slow Leopard.
Although I think PowerPC's marketshare is significantly lower than Macs with Intel.
J.Byrne wrote:
Another think to take into account is that a lot of home users don't even know they have an x64 processor, what x64 is, or why they'd need a different OS.

That's Microsoft's problem now. :P

I have a MacBook with 2GB of RAM. 32-bit Windows 7 takes up less RAM then 64-bit did, so I will need to upgrade to 4GB sometime in the future.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:48 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:37 pm

Posts
2381

Location
United States
motherboardlove wrote:

Why do you want 64-bit only? So yo can shut the older computer out? Why not have an OS EVERYONE can use instead of one that only maybe 70% can use?


Because by the time Windows "8" comes out any acceptable hardware for running it on will be 64 bit.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:40 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu May 01, 2008 8:21 pm

Posts
524

Location
Monson, MA

Favourite OS
Windows for Workgroups 3.11
So i see it finally comes the time where MS decides to kill DOS/Win16 compatibility. I'll miss you, Tetris!

_________________
............................Visit my gopher site!
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:46 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:48 am

Posts
92
nickenzi wrote:
So i see it finally comes the time where MS decides to kill DOS/Win16 compatibility. I'll miss you, Tetris!

There's always virtual pcs and DOSBox.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:03 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu May 01, 2008 8:21 pm

Posts
524

Location
Monson, MA

Favourite OS
Windows for Workgroups 3.11
F44 Control wrote:
There's always virtual pcs and DOSBox.

Too much effort.

_________________
............................Visit my gopher site!
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:27 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:48 am

Posts
92
It's still possible. :)


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:57 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:50 pm

Posts
973

Favourite OS
First Edition UNIX
bradphipps wrote:
I've heard talk on random BBS sites here and there regarding MS going to Cloud once W7 is out the door. Others have touted that Windows 8 (or Windows 7 Mk 2 depending on what they want to do) will definitely be on the cards.

Silly question to ask but has anyone heard anything as to which way they might be leaning at this stage...?

Out of interest, does anyone have a preference over cloud or local OS?

Cloud? What's that?

And I have reason to believe that Windows will go to either versions 8 or 9, and then will be discontinued altogether and replaced.

_________________
Have a day.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:41 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:26 am

Posts
174

Location
New Zealand

Favourite OS
Mac OS X
marktuson wrote:
bradphipps wrote:
I've heard talk on random BBS sites here and there regarding MS going to Cloud once W7 is out the door. Others have touted that Windows 8 (or Windows 7 Mk 2 depending on what they want to do) will definitely be on the cards.

Silly question to ask but has anyone heard anything as to which way they might be leaning at this stage...?

Out of interest, does anyone have a preference over cloud or local OS?

Cloud? What's that?

And I have reason to believe that Windows will go to either versions 8 or 9, and then will be discontinued altogether and replaced.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_(operating_system)

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: What do you think will happen post-Windows 7?        Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:53 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:22 am

Posts
2366
I think what you meant to link to was this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

Of course there isn't going to be a cloud OS, the OS needs to be local with a browser at the very very least. Maybe they're going to have more cloud-based services. We already know Office is going into the browser.

Google already has spreadsheet, calendar, email and word processing all online. http://zoho.com/ has practically everything online and http://www.salesforce.com/ is powerful online CRM software. They're all in the cloud, so to speak.


Top  Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ] 




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2018

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS