The Sams Report: Windows Twelve

Posted on July 15, 2022 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, The Sams Report with 5 Comments

On this episode of the Sams Report, what’s ahead for Windows 11, Windows 12 enters the conversation, but don’t forget about Windows 10, too.



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5 responses to “The Sams Report: Windows Twelve”

  1. navarac

    I'd like Windows 12 to get a consistency about the OS, i.e. get rid of all the XP/7/8/10/11 different visuals and get it consistent. Wishful thinking I know.

    • Maverick010

      If you look even with the updates, Windows 11 was heading in to the realm of a consistent and familiar UI. I am hoping Windows 12 builds on completing the consistent UI design, along with adding more security and nice power user features. I really want to see them build the apps out to be more than just an app that may be useful or not....Looks like they are at least doing that with the new and redesigned modern media player app. They even have CD ripping in the modern version of the app on the dev build.

    • wright_is

      That is what we said with Windows 8, and Windows 10 and Windows 11...


      Maybe one day. I seems crazy, Apple seem to manage to do it on a regular basis, even if the functionality doesn't change (I'm looking at you, Finder), at least they are all skinned to look like they belong in the current generation of the OS.


      Linux so a certain extent as well - but most of the GUIs are skinnable anyway.

  2. Maverick010

    Don't get me wrong, I have been by Windows during the good and bad. Always gave me something to talk about in the tech world other than hardware. If true that Microsoft is going back to a big Windows launch, but with maybe a feature/security updates rolling out possibly quaterly, I could get behind that, especially as Microsoft can focus on core parts of the OS and stability on a longer timeframe to at least build what I would call the framework or in car terms, chasis. They can than constantly update it before the next big Windows launches. I see this similar in many ways to how Microsoft functioned previously, such as with Windows 95-98-98SE and even more so with Windows XP-SP2, just with maybe a faster tick-tock cadence and what seems to still be free updates. I would like to see them focus on their core apps such as what they are doing with the new modern Media Player, but also I would like to see them build a game Big screen mode interface where all your games can be using a game controller to navigate and select the game, akin to Steam Big screen mode. Wishful thinking....

  3. 2ilent8cho

    Early part of this century Microsoft perfected the Windows UI with Windows 2000 or XP in Classic mode. I could tolerate the GUI changes in Vista/7 but still preferred the cleaner less cluttered look of previous versions , but everything Windows 8 onwards is just a train wreck.


    Windows 12 needs to be laser focused on the UI, they constantly keep making a mess of it, Windows 11 you cannot even pin the start menu to the sides of the screen anymore. Maybe have some built in decent skinning system so if I wanted I could make it look like Windows 2000.