Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:54 UTC
Windows If you ever needed any proof it's anything but roses ans sunshine over at Microsoft's Windows Phone division, it's this. The next version of Windows Phone, WP8, will run on the NT kernel, which marks a pretty substantial departure from the current release. This raises the question: will current handsets be upgradeable to WP8? First, Microsoft indicated no. Then they said yes (interview retracted). And now, they're saying no again.
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RE[2]: Comment by TusharG
by Morgan on Thu 19th Apr 2012 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by TusharG"
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That's not entirely true, and for a lot of people it's simply impossible. Like it or not, Windows as a desktop OS is a requirement for some, and to them I say make the move to Windows 7 if they haven't already. Yes it's still Microsoft but it's seriously the best thing they've put out in a very long time, and the best Windows OS by a huge margin.

Personally I'm moving away from Windows on all my devices except my media center/PVR (Windows 7 offers the best, most complete support for my hardware) and I'm stuck with my WP7 phone for at least another year for financial reasons (that said, being "stuck" with either OS is just fine from a usability standpoint). Everything else in my home runs either Lubuntu, Arch Linux or Android.

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