Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Jan 2014 10:06 UTC

Paul Thurrott on the next version of Windows and the future of the platform.

In some ways, the most interesting thing about Threshold is how it recasts Windows 8 as the next Vista. It's an acknowledgment that what came before didn't work, and didn't resonate with customers. And though Microsoft will always be able to claim that Windows 9 wouldn't have been possible without the important foundational work they had done first with Windows 8 - just as was the case with Windows 7 and Windows Vista - there's no way to sugarcoat this. Windows 8 has set back Microsoft, and Windows, by years, and possibly for good.

With even Paul Thurrott claiming Windows is in trouble, it becomes virtually impossible to deny it is so.

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by wocowboy on Mon 13th Jan 2014 11:32 UTC
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I'm more concerned with the fact that OS News has become nothing but an aggregator and re-post site of articles from other websites. The immediately previous article to this is nothing but a re-post of a Verge piece, and this one is from the Win SuperSite by Paul Thurrott. There hasn't been an original post on OS News in ages. I already read The Verge and Win Supersite every day and don't need to rehash it all on here. OS News used to be a place to find interesting original articles about alternative OS's, but it isn't any more. Sad.

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