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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RE[4]: Aggregation
by sbenitezb on Mon 13th Jan 2014 14:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Aggregation"
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I haven't seen ANY interesting thing happening on the mobile platforms (or any platforms) for years. There's hardly new stuff, just old ideas improved (which is ok). Mobile got all the hipe but it's going to end as mobile computing inherently sucks. There's not much else to put in a phone. We already got a gps, a text messenger and a gaming console.

I've had plenty of mobile toys to play with since about 15 years ago; they have advanced a lot in functionality, but usability is and has always been total crap (compared to a desktop computer/notebook).

I think we have already got more than enough computing power and easy of use in the desktops/laptops that probably don't need much more advances in these areas. OS X is as perfect as you could ask for, Windows is always two steps forward, one/two step backwards and will always suck as long as it isn't *unix inside, Linux got some interesting future for gaming and eventually desktop, if Valve's Steam Boxes do well.

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