Rumour has it that the successor to Windows 8 will appear during April of 2015. Not quick enough for you? It probably isn’t fast enough for Microsoft but what can you do.
- Somebody is going to have to fish the Start menu code out of Windows 7 and find a way to put it back without upsetting the OS.
- The ‘refresh’ function is going to take a bit of work for sure, it being probably one of the worst features ever included in a Windows operating system. Windows Backup was sacrificed for ‘Refresh’ and Windows Backup was bad enough already.
- The tiles are very unreliable too and will have to go. if Microsoft wants to forget about 8..
Windows 9 has to be as good as Windows 7 was. The ‘out of the box’ experience can’t be allowed to fail, and that means releasing a desktop/laptop version which does NOT have any tiles showing, not even in the background. Microsoft will also have to use a different name for the tablet and phone OS. and preferably not ‘Phoblet’. Microsoft also have to keep making changes to Windows 8.1 because it will not be fair on those who had to buy into it.
The trouble so far is that Microsoft has had to look like it knew what was happening, that it was all planned from the top. Now the ‘top’ has gone, and Microsoft can get back to where it used to be.. The two Steve’s certainly left the boys and girls with much to do.
I wish Microsoft luck and you should too because Mac is not an alternative and Linux can’t be given away..
Sun, Feb 2 2014 13:58