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[7]: Comment by Kroc
by lucas_maximus on Tue 14th Jan 2014 09:15 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Kroc"
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I guess you WANT TO meet me and tell you and teach you where Windows 8 falls? It's a downgrade from Windows 7, up to the DOS era.

No not really. The hardest thing is remember where the shutdown button is. The metro apps are a bit shit, but that the apps not the interface itself.

I a .NET dev, and I seen other than some .NET compatibility issues, other than that everything works and the only difference in the start screen is the presentation (it essentially works the same via keyboard).

Everything works fine with the odd exception (normally something dev related).

I've meet a user who is satisfied with Windows 8, my co-worker, but it doesn't mean, from my perspective, everyone should be OK with Windows 8.

I never said that, I just never seen what the fuss was about because I don't have a problem being primarily these days a Windows 7 and iPad user.

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