Subject: General Tech | January 13, 2014 - 10:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: win 9, win 8.1, threshold, microsoft, dumb
Even if one literal definition of insanity is to repeat the same process exactly while expecting different results, that doesn't prevent that strategy from occasionally being effective when working with PCs. It is not always the best way to deal with all issues however, something Microsoft may not be willing to admit if the rumours about Windows 9 are true. What was once going to be a major update to Win 8 may now be released as a newly named version of Windows according to the info at The Inquirer. The rebranding of the Win 8.1 Service Pack implies that the changes made to the OS will be mostly cosmetic; though a facelift to the GUI would be good the chances that Microsoft will drop their new Modern interface are quite slim. At least Microsoft is still able to claim this release did not go as badly as Vista.
"We reported on Friday that the Threshold project was being tipped as a major update for Windows 8, however according to Winsupersite it will instead be billed as a new Windows operating system version slated for release in April 2015."
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