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[2]: Windows Nap Time
by lemur2 on Tue 14th Jan 2014 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows Nap Time"
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You already describe Linux challenges are being more grandiose. People tend to want their computer experience to be simple & painless, not frustrating & difficult.

I don't know why you view using Linux as "contributing to technology", or why using Linux is somehow more satisfying in general. If I had to take a tally, I see more complaining from Linux desktop users than their Windows counterparts. That suggests the more satisfying of the two is generally Windows, not Linux.


So "why the hell would you use Windows"? Because generally speaking it's solid and fulfills users needs & wants. Maybe you'll respond by saying the exact same thing about Linux. People who aren't shackled by their own bias & ignorance realize both have a lot to offer, and neither hands-down shits all over the other.

For the record, I use both on a daily basis and in a capacity that each is good at. I don't "love" one more than the other. To me they're just tools that I use for different purposes, that's all. I don't get emotionally attached to software, or companies, or distros, or any of that.

I too use and maintain both.

Linux is far less frustrating than Windows, and far easier to use, and easier and much quicker to maintain, install new apps, update, and upgrade.

Edited 2014-01-14 02:20 UTC

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