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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Sorry Thom about Windows 8
by ecruz on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 06:08 UTC
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You wishing too much from Microsoft and Ballmer. I am like you, they should cut legacy off, but even with Windows 8, legacy will go back as far as Windows 95.

They just cannot cut that chord. It is the wrong move, again, but Ballmer is too hard headed and not so up to speed as his engineers. Too bad, because overall, Windows 8 looks beautiful. But because all desktop program will run in the tablet version, why should anyone write tablet specifics apps? A waste of a great opportunity for Microsoft.

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