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[3]: Windows Nap Time
by lucas_maximus on Tue 14th Jan 2014 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Windows Nap Time"
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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.

Debatable at best. I use both and think it is the other way around. Your personal experience isn't the same as everyone else.

On the upgrade front, apart from download time (which happens in the background), Windows takes 20 minute to update. The fedup tool on fedora took 35 minutes. Most applications take care of themselves, and I don't even notice Windows update happening these days, unless it is an OS update.

But hey you never listen to anyone but yourself.

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