Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Microsoft's 'Threshold' goal: Win over Windows 7 holdouts - CNET

Excerpts from a Mary Jo Foley overview

"Users running Threshold on a desktop/laptop will get a SKU, or version, that puts the Windows Desktop (for running Win32/legacy apps) front and center. Two-in-one devices, like the Lenovo Yoga or Surface Pro, will support switching between the Metro-Style mode and the Windowed mode, based on whether or not keyboards are connected or disconnected.
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Microsoft is basically "done" with Windows 8.x. Regardless of how usable or functional it is or isn't, it has become Microsoft's Vista 2.0 -- something from which Microsoft needs to distance itself, perception-wise. At this point, Microsoft is going full steam-ahead toward Threshold and will do its best to differentiate that OS release from Windows 8."
Microsoft's 'Threshold' goal: Win over Windows 7 holdouts - CNET
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