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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Windows Nap Time
by hackus on Mon 13th Jan 2014 21:04 UTC
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I mean seriously.

Unless you're playing games, why would you use Windows?

Even if you are in the computer industry, why would you not work on LINUX when the challenges are so much more grandeous and much more satisfying knowing your are contributing to technology on such a basic level?

So much less frustration because everything is open and can be identified as either a problem or a solution and you can intervene personally to either improve your technology for your users and business.

Windows prevents any of that from happening.

Why the hell would you use Windows and compete in the industry with those sorts of restrictions that your competitors using LINUX do not have?


Edited 2014-01-13 21:04 UTC

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