By Bill Pytlovany
Microsoft Windows 8 Preview
Last week Microsoft made a test version of Windows 8 available to the public. Windows 8 is a dramatic change and you’ll see many articles which will evaluate changes and predict it’s success or failure. The new interface is called “Metro”.
I’ve been playing with Windows 8 but even I won’t make a prediction on the how Metro will eventually do. If you read the entire article you’ll be able to decide Microsoft’s future yourself. Based on Microsoft history, developers often joke that the first and 2nd versions won’t be accepted but the third major release will be a hit. This was true with DOS 3.x, Windows 3.x and other Microsoft products except of course Microsoft Bob.
One of the funniest and ironic situations I’ve experienced with Microsoft is how they market new versions of Windows. To encourage folks to upgrade to new versions of Windows, Microsoft will acknowledge how bad their current version is.
This post is excerpted with Bill’s permission from his blog