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

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[3]: Windows Nap Time
by davidiwharper on Tue 14th Jan 2014 07:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Windows Nap Time"
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Desktop Linux is a very hit and miss proposition I think. If you have supported hardware, and you are OK with LibreOffice and Thunderbird (e.g. you don't need VB macros) then it can work fairly well. If you have the misfortune to be using poorly supported hardware - especially in terms of the corporate/enterprise/LTS releases, which usually have older drivers than the bleeding edge distros - or can't cope with LibreOffice (e.g. because of poor OOXML compatibility) then things become much more complicated.

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