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 lucas_maximus on Wed 15th Jan 2014 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Kroc"
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You just start typing when presented with the screen, took me maybe less than 5 seconds to figure out, as for swiping the screen upwards:

It wasn't exactly uncommon., yeah it wasn't in the pre-release version because they are pre-releases, it like complaining about bugs in a beta release.

I can tell what is clickable and what isn't in the interface.

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