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[6]: Comment by TusharG
by Morgan on Thu 19th Apr 2012 10:00 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by TusharG"
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Well, my issue is that he said "You should rethink moving to ANY Microsoft product!" and I felt that was a gross generalization. Everyone's situation is different, and while personally I would love to live a Microsoft free life, it's just not feasible at the moment. Eventually I will be able to afford new hardware (both DVR and mobile phone) that are free from the Redmond Machine, but not yet.

It should go without saying that there are many, many mid-to-large businesses out there that have to stick with Microsoft products for a while yet. Once Windows 7 nears the end of its support cycle, I can see businesses starting to adopt alternatives. I certainly don't see them adopting Windows 8, that's for sure. Most long time IT guys know to skip every other major Windows workstation OS release. ME, Vista, and now Win8 are out of the question for serious business work.

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