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]: Comment by Kroc
by segedunum on Tue 14th Jan 2014 08:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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The old "My mum/niece doesn't like it ... it must be shit for everyone argument."

Have you actually read the article, or are you just going to desperately sit there hovering your keyboard squirming around denying what has now become inevitable?

The only surprise to me is that Paul Thurrott has now accepted how serious this is.

Edited 2014-01-14 08:55 UTC

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