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]: Microsoft in transition
by lucas_maximus on Wed 15th Jan 2014 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Microsoft in transition"
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Can fail, but it is a rarity rather than "well this is a well known fact".

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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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lucas_maximus Member since:

I dunno why people think it is acceptable for even technical for myself to have to go through these steps.

It is a waste of my time. I dunno where the attitude comes from that we should have to tinker (and that is a slur from where I come from) with things that are developed by "professionals" to become usable past anything that can be done trivially.

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