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]: Aggregation
by wocowboy on Tue 14th Jan 2014 09:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Aggregation"
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I am not a writer. I am a user, an alternative OS fan for 15 years or so, a reader of several websites each day on subjects that I am interested in. It is not a matter of "if you don't like it, write your own articles and fix the problem yourself, it's a matter of going to a website where there are articles of original content on the subject of that particular website, written usually by the owners and people hired by the website owners, not simply re-posts or articles already posted on other websites. It's quite a simple process. Joshua Topolsky does not run The Verge where there is nothing but re-posts of articles from Cnet, Engadget, Gizmodo, etc, they have writers that do their own content. I guess it's too much to ask that this little website OS News do the same.

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