But Threshold is more important than any specific updates. Windows 8 is tanking harder than Microsoft is comfortable discussing in public, and the latest release, Windows 8.1, which is a substantial and free upgrade with major improvements over the original release, is in use on less than 25 million PCs at the moment. That’s a disaster, and Threshold needs to strike a better balance between meeting the needs of over a billion traditional PC users while enticing users to adopt this new Windows on new types of personal computing devices. In short, it needs to be everything that Windows 8 is not.
Here’s what I’ve learned about Threshold.
Windows 9. To distance itself from the Windows 8 debacle, Microsoft is currently planning to drop the Windows 8 name and brand this next release as Windows 9. That could change, but that’s the current thinking.
Windows 8 e tot mai asemanat cu Vista, si cu o companie fara leader care traditional se misca mult mai incet decat isi propune ea insasi cred ca Windows 9 nu va veni pana in 2016-2017. Cand va fi prea putin prea tarziu. Trebuie sa gasim momentul ideal pentru shortare.