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    According to the latest "Windows Secrets Newsletter" #466, Jan 29, 2015:

    Most surprising, however, was the statement that all Windows 7 users will get a free upgrade for a year after Win10's release — and once they've upgraded, all future changes to Windows 10 will be free. There is, of course, some ambiguity I'll discuss at the end of this article. (Has Microsoft taken another lesson from Apple, or it is a sort of unspoken apology to those who bought Windows 8?)

    Looks like Microsoft if finally coming around and taking lessons from success: Apple.

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    I think Microsoft can do a couple of things to make adoption of newer version of Windows better. 1) Stop dramatically changing the user experience with each release to a point that one is discernible than the other. 2) Have a single version of Windows for desktop users and one for server users. 3) Make it as affordable as possible to take away the pain of updating, free is great, but something like < $25 would be fine too..

    I think Windows 7 was a nice stable OS and 8 was fine as long as you used it like Windows 7. Windows 10 essentially makes that happen without you having to do anything which is good to see..

    I've got the Technical Preview and have been playing with it for work and its doing a bunch of things right..

    At the end of the day its still Windows though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    ...At the end of the day its still Windows though..
    And that pretty much sums things up nicely.
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    What ^^^^^ he said! It is still Windows.

    Oh and I need to catch up on my Windows Secrets newletters - good catch chscag!

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    I do admit I am very curious about the potential integration of the HoloLens feature.

    Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | WIRED

    Those glasses would be truly awesome to use if they work as well as the article and video alludes to. I could go from carpal tunnel to shoulder issues! A new frontier!!! But seriously they would be really cool!

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    Can anyone explain to me why it’s going from 8.1 to 10? Did they miscount while naming Windows 7 or what?
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    Google is flooded with "reasons" why. Here's one from a fairly reputable source: Why Windows 10 isn't named 9
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    I'm not very surprised, considering how bad Windows 8 was (I know some liked it, but I wasn't impressed at all.) Hopefully Microsoft took a step back and decided to take a look at the things they did right, the things they did wrong, and Windows 10 will be a major improvement.
    -Evan

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    I too am a little curious about what happened to Windows 9? Is it possible that as an upgrade to 8 it had so many problems that they just gave up and decided to redesign the whole OS from scratch?
    I'm told Windows 10 is quite a departure from 8.
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    I am pretty interested in Windows 10. I will probably upgrade my Boot Camp partition but I do want to do a bit of wait and see to find out if there are any major compatibility issues. Installing W10 on my rMBP seems like a no brainer. I probably won't bother to install Windows on it until 10 comes out though. Better just stick to Mac games when I'm not at home, heh
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    I would like to play around with Win 10 just out of curiosity. is there a beta I can download?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exodist View Post
    I would like to play around with Win 10 just out of curiosity. is there a beta I can download?
    Not a beta, but a Technical Preview has been available for a while now. After the recent Windows 10 unveiling they are promising another update with more of the functionality that will make it into the final product..

    I have the Tech Preview installed in a VM and it works fine..
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    Will the windows 10 tech preview work on 2010 macbook pro bootcamp ?

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    Yes it will but be careful installing it. I have seen a lot of posts where people have erased OS X trying to install Windows in bootcamp. I used virtual box and it runs very well in it. Others have used VMware and are reporting great results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycl1688 View Post
    Will the windows 10 tech preview work on 2010 macbook pro bootcamp ?
    Since this is a just a public beta and not the released version, you should do it on a machine without important data or as the others (and I) have done, use a virtualization software like VirtualBox, VMWare Fusion or Parallels..
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