Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 17:19 UTC
Windows Four years ago, July 2007, Microsoft released the first few tidbits of information about Windows 7. Vista had just been shipped, and it wasn't received well - both by critics and the marketplace. During these days, I argued that for Windows 7, Microsoft ought to scrap the Vista userland, and build an entirely new interface and userland on top of Windows NT, while maintaining a 'classic' Windows version on the side for business and other reluctant folk who want to see the 'new' Windows mature a little bit first. While they didn't do this with Windows 7, they are doing exactly this with Windows 8. Ladies and gentlemen, Windows 8 is the first 'cut the legacy'-release we've all been waiting for - and Microsoft couldn't have picked a better time.
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IT Needs Compatibility
by benali72 on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 22:25 UTC
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Great article. Part of the key to corporate acceptance of Win 8 will be its backward compatibility to the UI and apps of Win 7 & Vista. Microsoft's track record is not good here.

Here's to hoping they "get it" this time! (And if not, I'm not going to read the ten million hype-job articles that will be forthcoming from the publicity machine on Win 8).

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