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]: Sad but true
by davidiwharper on Tue 14th Jan 2014 00:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad but true"
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The other option is something like 2X, where the app literally runs on a Windows Server, and is piped to clients over the network. If you can believe this the folks at Canonical appear to use this method to run Microsoft Office on Ubuntu (I noticed it in their Edge promos).

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