In 2020, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 for businesses, and as a result, we may see a decline in PC sales. But can Microsoft prevent that by pushing Windows into a new era of light computing with support for 5G, game streaming, dual-displays and more? The company is going to try, but there's no guarantee it will work either.
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People will still use windows , probably more people will upgrade to windows 10
There are no good alternatives to windows ,
Mac os is only for rich and you can't even game on it
Linux , it's still maturing!
Chrome os ,nah !
Fuschia os ,? ? ? its not even out yet
No, Microsoft has abandoned the mobile market and has conceded. HoloLens is currently still in development, and the Hub 2 isn't their main focus nor source of revenue, and maybe perhaps the "Always connected PC" will become realized. These are uncharted markets which aren't proven sustainable currently, and I believe are still a ways out before we see tangible effects. I think it's important for these products to exist nonetheless but I don't see anything breaking through in the near future from Redmond consumer wise. Windows will continue to be floating through with OEM partnerships until they possibly decide to concede even to linux hopefully due to continual stagnant demand. If anything they will continue to drive strong Azure growth where they seem to have broken through with creating new cloud solutions.
Has Windows stabilised? It's still a mess of different interfaces and styles. Even their new generation apps can't agree on a fixed standard for design. Unlike Linux and OSX with the interface GUI separated from the programs, Windows is still littered with multiple application and dialogue box styles. Microsoft needs to get a grip on this and fix the design failures.
Windows 10 is already a *BIG SHIT* even worse then 8 thats why many companies dosnt want to go near that crap MS needs to reinvent the Windows cause if they dont they are going to loose that market and customers will follow soon
You know on other sites, I have mentioned that Win 10 works. No issues with hooking up hardware. Printers Scanners. All types of cell phones. They just work. I have many Linux Ubuntu Arch based systems, i use also. It is hard to get third party hardware to work. People keep telling me it is the manufacturer who does not update product in Linux etc.
So now Linux and such want you to donate to their sites. Well I would if you could get your act together and allow third party CD'S to work so we could use our printers scanners cameras to work without always having to use the command line to get download extract and run command.
Maybe if Linux etc. Charged $5 or $10 for the Operating System to download. People would start using their systems more Then we could get third party drivers to work with the hardware we have. Then people may flock to these other systems.
Remember you have to cater to your customer.
Windows 10+ of 2020/21 will be based on the Linux kernel. This change will save Microsoft and the HW driver developers a lot of money. See https://www.zdnet.com/article/ms-linux-lindows-could-microsoft-release-a-desktop-linux/
- The Redmond giant has already released its own Linux distro in Linux-based Azure Sphere for the fastest growing ICT market segment of the cloud.
- Microsoft is already allowing complete Linux Distros to run in Windows 10, the logical next step is to allow the Windows desktop to run on top of Linux. They could easily introduce a Win 7 and Win 10 desktop flavor to keep everybody happy.
- Microsoft is already reducing the number of people working on Windows, resulting in incidents like in October 2018.
Windows OS dominate the pc operating system worldwide. Android is a cool idea, but it's missing way too many feature that Windows offer(Enjoy plugging an usb type c to hdmi adapter for Samsung Dex on my Galaxy Note 8 for portability).
I will continue to use Windows 7 until the day i die, it's still the best OS Microsoft released along side XP, really well balanced piece of software that does everything that it needs to do and does so very well even to this day.
when news men say "people are not upgrading their devices" why do they tend to sound disappointed? People being happy to use what they have for several years should be a good thing. Maybe companies should not producing products that don't need to exist.
I shake my head at people who buy the latest iphone or galaxy # phone every 6 months for $1000 a pop. My phone is $250 and will last me at least 3yrs and it does everything needed for both business and fun. Stylo 4 :)
Microsoft has shifted their licensing model's for Enterprise such that most companies will license their platforms (O365, server platforms, etc) in a way where they will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 desktop under combined licensing. Companies replaces machines on a cycle, and this also transitions older OS's out of their environments. I don't really see how corporate america uses desktops/laptops to change much in the next decade. The retail space was far more effected by the mobile market than enterprise.
hi, been a fan of microsoft for so long. Can this be implemented as windows phone.
This is awesome. Someone please show it to #Microsoft. They can still create this. They can make the phones for a niche market as of now to gain stability in the market. 🤘
Going into 2020 I can only say the Windows NT kernel is too outdated and is a waste of time and money and needs to be replaced. Its very inefficient for ARM chips and lower powered (mostly non x86) devices. The file system architecture is also very outdated (like why the heck are they still using drive letters instead of mount points) Yes windows is becoming like a nice looking sports car from the 1960s outdated, and a inefficient bad "engine" but hey, it looks good.
+Bloodrush I know which is why MS will start small (like a windows 10 lite) that will just run store apps on Low power devices and servers and then they will test out the new system and slowly roll it out.
+Core Dream Studios well I mean they don't need to know that, MS just needs to use the Linux kernel (like they did with sphere os) and have a front end that's user friendly. Look how user friendly Ubuntu is... I basicly want a fully windows compatibie MS Linux distro so I can be a better developer
I hope the can make it! By improving by making a newer windows 11!! I really want windows 11 to happen! Also I hope they can keep the PC marking by rising as well by still making more of and laptop !! I really want windows 11 and beyond! Windows 10 is not the last version of windows! And when Microsoft releases a windows 11 I want them to remove windows store and other bad features that happen on windows 8 and 10. I would also like to see them improve their security! And I DO NOT under any circumstances want to see Microsoft name with just windows in the near future! Like I said I want Microsoft to keep making more operating systems instead of the updates to windows 10!
new windows should have windows extra, more customizable and classic windows, something where you can change a lot of stuff of the graphical looks without bodging or third party programs, like windows 98, you should have the right to change everything, not like windows 10
I use both windows 7 and 10 at same time... From my experience of using almost all windows versions from windows classic to latest windows 10.I feel windows 7 the best os... windows 10 is not stable as windows 7 for all hardware devices till now
I thought that MS was way ahead of the game with retina scanning to unlock your phone with the Lumia 950/950XL, now it is a must with almost all other smartphones. Now this Core OS is interesting, because this just shows me that the infrastructure that MS is building for it's UWP apps will be amazing, look at Xbox as one example, with Core OS, there is a possibility that them launching with a killer feature with full support for Xbox Game Pass out of the gate will be amazing. Now that we are seeing smart phones that rival the performance of the Xbox, this makes this 'highly' likely. I mean the hero device will be expensive, but if you look at it, they release the device and they bundle 6 months of Game Pass, by doing this, you not only give the customer a device, but an experience as well, something that one can always go to. Problem solved, we don't need a foldable device, we just need a subscription service we use, and the foldable device can compliment that. What do you think? I think it is possible.
Its too late for MS to regain what it has lost. Most people will never buy another windows PC. They can do everything from a handheld. The school district I work for supplies laptops to all students due to this fact. Microsoft must first admit it has lost the operating system war. It must then embrace the markets who do still want to use their product. Business, government, and gamers all need windows to keep doing what we do. Consumers have no need for windows and Microsoft is never going to create something that brings them back. The proof is in the disdain we all feel when new windows 10 features get in the way of productivity.
Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for as long as I can on my main desktop. No updates, everything runs sandboxed. I have several machines sitting as backups. Been using Windows since Win 3.11. Tried Windows 10 stripped down running Classic Shell (it's on one of my 2 in 1 laptops) and have to use it on our work PCs. I'm in the Windows Insider Fast Ring, just for kicks....may try Win 10 LTSB on a PC mule at some point. ReactOS is looking more attractive and may see more interest when Win7 support ends in 2020.
In a capitalist world of quarterly corporate profits driving immediate life-or-death for the company and dictating the financial health of the poor peons who work for them... Every year is a make-or-break year
I doubt 2020 will be the make or break year for Microsoft. Windows 10 and 7 are still the king of OS in numerous PC's and laptops used in the corporate world. And MS Office is still remains the dominant office application around the world. Support for these software products will still remain in existence for the business community.
Windows is not only stagnant, but actively getting worse in some ways. Tablet mode, Windows apps, the half baked UI inconsistencies, etc. make it look stuck in the past compared to iOS and Android. That said, I can't live without it, so I'm looking forward to how thin and light the devices get as snapdragon chips improve.
Phone innovations are far beyond what we have in the laptop space. A big change to Windows could change that, or maybe nobody would care because they use their laptops the same way they've been using them since XP. I don't know if it's worth it.
why Microsoft is not making windows 10 better ? no consistent design. like everything is broken is windows 10! two types of settings > control panel/pc settings. whats this nonsense ! fck. make everything fluent Design !!
It's simply a reflection of internal affairs. No consistency, no focus, and no balls to unify things. They ain't making a come back if their OS is just a collection of apps offering no synergy. And they need to spend their cash on a proper UX team.... it's embarrassing at this point.
My personal wishlist/opinion:
I'd rather get no new features on next Windows 10 Update 19H2, but instead:
- Add what is left in Control Panel to the new Settings App and remove Control Panel finally
- Remove Internet Explorer, we have Edge and a thousand of other browsers to choose from
- Remove Windows Media Player, add missing settings into Groove Music
- Redesign or Update File Explorer to Fluent Design system
- Optimize Optimize Optimize
5 things to do, shouldn't be that much harder if they really work only on those things.
call it Windows 10 Fluent Update (19H2)
- Fluent performance
- Fluent Design
- Fluent Experience
BrainCoolo Considering Microsoft’s budget, let’s agree to disagree. I have several friends who are developers at Microsoft. They all say the same thing: We can do a better job, but our bosses won’t let us. They want us to get the product out the door as fast as possible. Unfinished code is compiled with the promise that it can be fixed later during updates. Let’s hope there aren’t too many bugs this time. But there are bugs. And sloppiness. But the updates are done by someone else who isn’t familiar with the code and doesn’t know how to fix it correctly, which results in updates that need updates. And those updates need updates. And the cycle continues. Windows 10 at this point is a dumpster fire of bad code that was written under impossible deadlines. All of this is to say that the talent exists. It could be accomplished. Microsoft has some of the best engineers and developers in the world, but their hands are tied by mismanagement.
Microsoft has conquered the Enterprise market while Google has dominated the consumer market. And it appears we're are approaching the final frontiers(Marketwise). Education(K-12&College), small/medium businesses, and consumers services/subscriptions are the current/future battlegrounds for Microsoft & Google to expand their market share.
Edit: I'm excited for 2020 ;-)
all i want windows to do is stop breaking my systems. my first pc crashed thanks to a windows update, and they've had so many issues with windows updates recently all i want is for them to let me turn off updates altogether
+SnakeBuster The fact you think it magically turns on & there's multiple Windows update services already tells me how little you know.
Ive done it multiple times across devices. Of course the service never came back on and Windows never updated.
+Sapphire Destiny It re-enables itself all the time and there are like 5, 6 services just for updates, some of them only exist for the sole purpose of re-enabling other update services if they are turned off by the user, without informing the user ofcourse. And some of those services cannot be turned off or set as disabled.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.