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What Is Windows Blue? Should I Wait For It Or Get Windows 8?

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April 18, 2013 7:17:50 PM

So it is essentially an upgraded version of Windows 8? Is it worth getting or should I get Windows 8 now?
April 18, 2013 7:20:19 PM

Windows Blue is the updating schedule Microsoft uses to manage which OS's get updates and for how long they are supported.

Windows 8 is under the same schedule from what I understand. Microsoft is debating weather or not to include a boot-to-desktop option. I personally don't like Windows 8 for my main computing. But would like it only with a touchscreen for a HTPC.

Someone please correct me or add to it
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April 18, 2013 7:22:04 PM

So basically it's just an update to Windows 8? I thought it was something else completely LOL
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April 18, 2013 7:32:34 PM

there will be no boot to desktop with windows blue... apparently MS will move more and more features away from the desktop and into their metro tiles.
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April 18, 2013 7:38:46 PM

Too bad because I feel they really should ease people into it more instead of forcing customers to spend time figuring out everything, atleast force it on Windows 9 then but let people check it out for now. It isn't for business. Sales people I can see that being powerful tool but for engineers, analyst and designers even I could see it being just a hassle to discover the Metro UI.
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April 20, 2013 5:02:38 PM

So what you guys are saying is that if I were to go out and buy Windows 8 today, I will get what is essentially and update?
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April 20, 2013 5:10:47 PM

You will always get updates regardless.

Windows Blue is again I quote:

"Windows Blue is an envelope of simultaneous, incremental updates"

Meaning it is just the schedule for keeping this software updated. You will receive updates as other OS's in the same Windows Blue schedule
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April 20, 2013 6:17:44 PM

No problem Microsoft has to make everything confusing :pt1cable: 
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