Linked by snydeq on Tue 4th Jun 2013 01:46 UTC
Windows First looks at Windows 'Blue' have revealed an upgrade composed of cosmetic fixes, suggesting that Microsoft may be blowing its chance to turn the tide on Windows 8 blow back, and make good on its promise to truly 'rethink' Windows 8 with the release of Windows Blue. As a result, InfoWorld has issued an open letter to Microsoft to consider Windows 'Red' -- what InfoWorld is calling a 'serious plan' to fix the flaws of Windows 8, one that could rescue Microsoft's currently flagging promise to deliver a modern computing experience on both PCs and tablets.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 4th Jun 2013 08:22 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

When Windows Blue was announced it made me believe it was a complete pimp of Windows and related stuff. A first step towards a better world.

Now it's starting to remind me of the WP 7.8 update: a rather small and boring one aimed to settle the angry mob a bit down.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Nelson on Tue 4th Jun 2013 14:18 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Blue is actually a large update (much larger than I expected, with more interesting features).

Comparing Blue to 7.8 is completely disingenuous considering VPN, Tethering, the ability to snap more Metro apps at once, expanded XAML stack in many meaningful ways, Wireless Display support, Point of Sale support, 8 inch screen optimization, support for more SoCs, updates to many Core apps, new Core apps, updates to the Windows Store platform, and many more unannounced features still left for BUILD 2013.

How is this a small update by any stretch of imagination?

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 4th Jun 2013 15:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

That's mostly filling in the missing features. You've mentioned nothing that made me go mmmmmmm.

I'll grant you that it's no WP 7.8 kind of update, but it's effect might be the same: anti-climax.

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