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.
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
Post a Comment