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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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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I'm talking all the time about
- Malfunctions (even in the performance) that can happen to Windows, Linux, Mac, etc. and to some of their software.
- Methods that are not costly at all, like "installing the new operating system in another partition (instead of overwriting the old one)".

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