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[8]: Microsoft in transition
by Nth_Man on Tue 14th Jan 2014 23:01 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Microsoft in transition"
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I think it is ridiculous.

It's better to be safe than sorry and ridiculous. And Windows installations can fail, too. So if someone values his work he'll have his measures. Some of them are not very costly, like the one I talked about: installing the new operating system in another partition (instead of overwriting the old one). But a lot of people knew that.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Can fail, but it is a rarity rather than "well this is a well known fact".

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Nth_Man Member since:

It's an important thing to notice that malfunctions (even in the performance) are possible. Rarities are not impossibilities, so some methods that are not costly at all, like "installing the new operating system in another partition (instead of overwriting the old one)", can be applied. But all of this is also well known.

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