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Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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4/1/2014 | 6:46:13 PM
Next "Windows" more Apple-like?
Windows 8 is a quagmire; users need clear reasons to like Windows again, especially now that Office is available on iOS. It's too late to break up the Windows 8.x desktop and touch UIs into separate entities but that's what needs to happen. The Frankenstein OS experiment has been a noble failure.

With Windows 9, clarity is key. Perhaps Microsoft will follow the Mac OS/iOS roadmap and give us a traditional Windows version for PCs (call it "Windows OS") and separately but under the same Windows brand a touch-based version for tablets/smartphones (call it Windows Touch). If anything, this approach could help undo the confusion hath wrought by Windows 8 on consumers. But is it too late for Windows to win back hearts and minds?
wyosysadmin
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wyosysadmin,
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4/1/2014 | 5:48:22 PM
Windows 9, again.
I hope that with the release of Windows 9, Microsoft understands the difference between a tablet, a phone, a PC and a server.  They got it all wrong with Windows 8 and server 2012.  What would be really nice is if they would stop the cycle of 1 good O/S and then 1 bad.  This has gone on long enough.  

 

 
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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4/1/2014 | 4:35:18 PM
Social?
Let's hope we see Microsoft!@#$, the company's answer to Google+.


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