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[9]: Comment by Kroc
by acobar on Wed 15th Jan 2014 00:35 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Kroc"
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how many people called me to figure out how to login to their computer... or to shut it down. ..


"This stupid program keeps coming up and covering my whole screen when I try to do something
And they usually ask "How I do to 'un/des-maximize' this thing?".

still get complaints about how flat everything looks

And one senior even told me "how the hell I am supposed to know where to click." ;)

You see, to many of us computer interfaces are just obvious, we are so used to them, but, sure, for some others any thing changed is just an impropriety they should not be exposed too and they ask "Why the hell they changed that thing?".

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