Is Microsoft Moving Backwards with Windows 9
By Onuora Amobi for Windows9update.com
So once in a while I come back up for air and will write about Windows here and there.
I’ve been too busy with my other business but I saw a quote from a blog the other day that really caught my attention.
The exact quote was:
This makes quite a bit of sense as we have heard that Microsoft wants to move on from the current Windows release to make Threshold feel more like Windows 7, with just the right amount of Windows 8.1 tossed in.
The idea is that if they can make Windows 9 feel more like Windows 7/XP, it will make the transition easier for legacy users but they, by no means, want to do away with Modern apps. The apps will live on but will also be able to run on the desktop in a window.
The takeaway I got from this quote was that Microsoft is trying to unravel Windows 8/8.1 and make the whole thing look and feel a lot more like Windows 7.
Win8_pro_logoThat way lies the path to ruin for the Windows franchise (not Microsoft, just Windows).
Let me explain.
Having the benefit of hindsight and over 8,000 posts on Windows, I can tell you that most people missed the real lesson behind Windows 8.
Windows 8 was a good example of Microsoft doing exactly what they should have been doing. INNOVATING.
Dictionary.com defines innovation as:
something newly introduced, such as a new method or device
the act of innovating
Notice it doesn’t say anything about acceptance, popularity or profitability.
Windows 8 was radical, it was new, it was unlike anything we had ever seen, it was unique. It was innovative.
The problem was, it didn’t work. You see, that’s the dirty little (open) secret about true innovation, it doesn’t always work.
So now, Microsoft is faced with a stark choice.
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