Moderated Re: New Win OS?

JM Casey

Obviously much remains to be seen, but I don’t' think anybody will be forced to do anything.
If the new look (and that's what it sounds like these things mostly are) comes to Windows 10 at all, it'll be quite a ways off -- and we'll likely be able to turn features on or off as we choose.
Definitely no need to be alarmed, but it's good to share this sort of thing on the list.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: June 7, 2021 06:15 PM
Subject: Re: New Win OS?

Good evening Randy,

Thanks for sharing this news and for posting it too the list. My question here is, if we all have windows 10 on our computers, will this new windows operating system enable us too get it as an upgrade, or will we be forced too purchase it through Microsoft. Also, I'm wondering if Jaws or Vespero is aware of this change to windows, and its new operating system. Looks like for us, it's going to be catch up time once again, and another learning curve that we'll have too deal with. But I suppose, that is what technology is all about.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:30 PM
Subject: New Win OS?Al,
Well, Here we go again. Not looking forward to another complete OS overhaul...

[tech-vi Announce List] Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. - Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Microsoft will unveil 'the next generation of Windows' on June 24

Windows Event
Source: Microsoft

What you need to know
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• Microsoft is holding a Windows event on June 24.
• It plans to unveil the "next generation of Windows."
• The event is online and will be publicly broadcast live starting at 11 AM ET.
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has announced
an event taking place on June 24 where it will unveil the next generation of Windows. The event will be online, and begin at 11AM Eastern Time. The company is expected to unveil a new user interface and feature set for Windows, and possibly position this new version of Windows as "Windows 11."

The company has been working on a complete rejuvenation of the Windows Desktop user interface (codenamed Sun Valley) for some time, and this event will be where the company finally shows off what it's been building. Windows 10 has been the latest version of Windows for six years, and has remained much the same.

Sun Valley is expected to deliver a new Start menu and Taskbar layout, icons, sounds, app designs, and fluid animations. Microsoft may take this user experience rejuvenation effort as a chance to ship a "new" version of Windows, and we think it could possibly fall under the Windows 11
moniker. We'll have to wait and see what Microsoft actually does at the event on June 24.

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— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden)
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Microsoft recently canceled plans to ship a new version of Windows called Windows 10X, which was built on a modern version of the OS called Windows Core OS.
Windows 10X was first going to ship on dual-screen PCs like the Surface Neo before being repositioned as a platform that would compete against Chromebooks in the low-end market.

The company has announced that it will be bringing the best of Windows 10X to the full version of Windows now that 10X isn't coming. Perhaps we'll see the result of that at this event on June 24.

What are you hoping to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

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