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[4]: Windows Nap Time
by Dano on Tue 14th Jan 2014 06:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Windows Nap Time"
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You must be a server it gets it done, but Linux is fragmented garbage on the desktop. Bugs and missing basic features in practically every window manager out there...and X LOLOL That is why no one uses it on the desktop even after years development. I tried Linux Mint again last month, I must be a glutton for punishment...what a waste of time. Every time I think that there might be a chance for Linux on the desktop, I try it again and what a complete let down. After trying tens of distributions, all lame. I just don't get it I guess. Great if you want to run FireFox and just OK for running LibreOffice, other than that what is the point? Libre runs better on Windows. What applications are worth running on a Linux desktop besides that? Nothing that is not available on other platforms:

And Yes, it was drivers in Vista that gave average users headaches. Vista turned into 7 and all of the sudden 7 is the new XP.

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RE[5]: Windows Nap Time
by tylerdurden on Tue 14th Jan 2014 18:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Windows Nap Time"
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LOL. How history keeps repeating, now its the turn of the windows zealots to pretend their preferred OS is somehow flawless.

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