Ok let’s be honest. Windows 8 was not what we expected it to be. Sure it has its good points but let’s face it. This is nothing short of Microsoft holding true to the belief that it’s only every other version of Windows that’s really any good at all. For myself I would say Windows 7 is my favorite. I have it on several systems now and I am completely happy with it. Shhhh… Don’t tell anyone but I put a Windows 7 Start menu on my Windows 8 Laptop.
Windows 9, codenamed Threshold, is still a good year away or more. With that much time it will be interesting to see what they select from the successes of other past (odd number windows) to include in the new Windows 9. How about we make it a PC OS again? What do you think?
I know that Windows 8 was all about the touch screen and breaking into the tablet market. But forcing that Metro style interface on all the new PC uses was the wrong thing to do. I could also criticize the flat “clean” style but now even Apple is doing it with their latest IOS. The flat look is OK but a drop shadow under my active window would be nice. The fact is you have changed the basic fundamental functionality that so many have come to know and trust. If I have to learn a new OS then why not use UBUNTU get a MAC.
How about better gaming support? With the new Steam Box around the corner and their own OS do we need Windows? With a new OS much like UBUNTU and MINT but now having game support and compatible Office programs a basic user does not need to drink the Microsoft coolaid.
Again, it will be interesting to see what we get in 9.