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[6]: Microsoft in transition
by lucas_maximus on Tue 14th Jan 2014 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Microsoft in transition"
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How is is acceptable for an OS update to complete bork what was working?

Windows doesn't do it, unless there is something fundamental (lack of 16bit support, requires a driver model that doesn't exist, or uses undocumented APIs). Windows program work ... hell even drivers work well between versions.

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