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.