View Poll Results: Do you love the name "Threshold"?

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  • NO! just NO! NO! NO!

    3 13.64%
  • What the hell is "Threshold"?

    4 18.18%
  • That name is fine, but I think they're smart enough to change it later.

    10 45.45%
  • I love it! because I love to hear the name of a part on the door everyday! I have "door fetish"!!!

    5 22.73%
09-30-2014 10:56 PM
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  1. xandros9's Avatar
    I didn't answer the poll question. Two choices are what they come down to. You like it or you are worthless for liking it. lol.
    Thank you for saying it
    Jazmac likes this.
    09-28-2014 10:04 PM
  2. Loc Ngo's Avatar
    Mate you need to calm down. To me the name Threshold sounds cool too as it means the point where changes, revolutions and innovations happen. Of course if translated to Vietnamese it sounds rather odd but tell me has there ever been any electronic product that got it name translated to or is named in Vietnamese before? The answer is flagrantly no. Even the electronic devices that are manufactured by Vietnamese companies have their names in English (or Chinese lol) to make them sound more appealing and more recognisable I suppose. It sucks but it's true.
    09-28-2014 11:15 PM
  3. Jas00555's Avatar
    Just for sh**s and giggles, how do we know it WON'T be named Windows 9? I think Threshold is a pretty strong and symbolic name that sends a message to the competition - Watch out! We're just getting started and this is the "portal" to the future. See how I threw the door reference in there?
    Threshold is also inspired from a planet in Halo, which is what Apple and Google will be wearing when Microsoft unveils the next Windows. There, solved it.
    weaksauce27 and xandros9 like this.
    09-29-2014 01:57 AM
  4. Pete's Avatar
    Threshold is fine. It conveys the meaning of transitioning from a stage to another and it's ok. However, when you go shorten it into TH the name becomes not only terrible but also confusing. My brain keeps mistaking TH for Thailand and there is a reason for that. TH is the international acronym for THAILAND in a variety of fields, from planes to mobile phone ROMs. Marketing wise Microsoft should just go for "T" or for the whole thing "THRESHOLD"....third alternative, find a new name. Since they are merging all Win versions into one they could call it "Windows Convergence" or "Windows Unity" or whatever. But i'd prefer not to see that TH around. It's really misleading.
    The actual name has not been chosen/announced yet. The "Windows TH" shown on the preview download page is simply a placeholder to be replaced by something else.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-29-2014 02:17 AM
  5. p111's Avatar
    Apple used to use some big cat names. That really good! The name make me feel "strong", "powerful", and "scary" but "lovely".
    Now they're using place names. The feeling is "great", "nature" and "beautiful". That's great too!

    ...

    Sorry, but if names of operating systems give you these feelings and are a concern to you in the first place I think you are missing the point....
    09-29-2014 02:40 AM
  6. TechFreak1's Avatar
    It is most likely a place holder name, even if they used Windows SH as a placeholder name (in reference to Terry Myerson's picture used as the lead image in this article Microsoft's operating system leader teases new Windows name ahead of Tuesday reveal | Windows Phone Central). People will still complain...
    09-29-2014 07:55 AM
  7. Jazmac's Avatar
    Come on guys... I think we all have a little bit of door fetish. Just admit it.

    But really, I think it's a placeholder name. If not, who cares? It's just a name; the OS is what matters most.
    Off topic: Is this processor nice? (HP Pavilion g7 (500 GB, 6 GB RAM, AMD A8-4500M @ 1.9 Ghz, AMD Radeon HD 7640G ) Yours is probably a laptop but I'm looking at updating my mobo soon and I want to stick with AMD.
    09-29-2014 08:39 AM
  8. Ashalinia's Avatar
    Yeah it's actually pretty good, I got the laptop refurbished for ~$350 and was able to play Assassin's Creed IV (on lowest settings of course) pretty smoothly.

    Boot times are great as far as laptops go and there's no lag when browsing or word processing. If you're going to upgrade your desktop, I'd look at the FX-6300 (my desktop processor) or FX-8450, they're beasts.

    But yeah, totally OT.

    On topic: Even though I previously said it's just a name, I really would think the Windows team is smart enough not to give it such an unusual name.
    Jazmac likes this.
    09-29-2014 11:07 AM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yeah it's actually pretty good, I got the laptop refurbished for ~$350 and was able to play Assassin's Creed IV (on lowest settings of course) pretty smoothly.

    Boot times are great as far as laptops go and there's no lag when browsing or word processing. If you're going to upgrade your desktop, I'd look at the FX-6300 (my desktop processor) or FX-8450, they're beasts.

    But yeah, totally OT.

    On topic: Even though I previously said it's just a name, I really would think the Windows team is smart enough not to give it such an unusual name.
    You're right. They wouldn't be dumb enough to name a device "Kin" right?
    09-29-2014 11:11 AM
  10. iamtim's Avatar
    Dude. If you're that worked up over an operating system name, you need to get out some. Put the keyboard down, enjoy the fresh air and some sunshine. Seriously.
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-29-2014 11:23 AM
  11. Qtweeder's Avatar
    what worse than denim? - besides threshold sounds like an internal codename to me, am sure it will be more consumer friendly by RTM
    09-29-2014 11:25 AM
  12. colinkiama's Avatar
    what worse than denim? - besides threshold sounds like an internal codename to me, am sure it will be more consumer friendly by RTM
    lol what's wrong with denim. You don't like the colour of regular jeans?
    09-29-2014 12:24 PM
  13. Aleksandar Andreev's Avatar
    It`s just a preview name,but if they decide to stick with it,it`s fine with me
    09-29-2014 02:25 PM
  14. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    Dumbest poll ever. And Windows Th is just fine.
    xandros9 and Jazmac like this.
    09-29-2014 02:34 PM
  15. Ashalinia's Avatar
    Yeah but it looks like they skipped a number.
    09-30-2014 06:34 PM
  16. xandros9's Avatar
    It is most likely a place holder name, even if they used Windows SH as a placeholder name (in reference to Terry Myerson's picture used as the lead image in this article Microsoft's operating system leader teases new Windows name ahead of Tuesday reveal | Windows Phone Central). People will still complain...
    Presenting the New Windows SH! IT's the SH!

    actually though, I imagine a tirade about the use of 10 right about now.
    09-30-2014 09:11 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    And this thread is now closed, since we know the new name is Windows 10.
    09-30-2014 10:56 PM
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