“With Windows 8, Microsoft ignored the basic tenets of change management and paid the price. Now Microsoft is finally trying to correct the mistakes it made with Windows 8,” Nigam Arora writes for Forbes. “I am an engineer and technology is my game. It took me about three hours to become comfortable with Windows 8. I can only empathize with users without a tech background.”
“Tami Reller, chief financial officer and chief marketing officer of the Windows client division at Microsoft, has been giving many interviews indicating that the next version of Windows is coming later this year. The code name for the next version is Windows Blue,” Arora writes. “There are few confirmed details. Windows Blue will work with smaller tablets. ”
Arora writes, “The release of Windows Blue reminds me of Windows 3.1. Windows 3.0 was Microsoft’s clumsy attempt to copy Apple’s graphical user interface and was released on March 22, 1990. Windows 3.1 corrected the clumsiness of Windows 3.0… History is repeating itself. Microsoft again tried to copy Apple iPad and messed up. Similar to Windows 3.0, Microsoft’s arrogance got in the way and has taken Microsoft entirely too long to address the situation. Chances are this time Microsoft is not going to be as lucky as it was with Windows 3.1.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The fact that Microsoft are calling their Windows 8ista patch “Windows Blue” shines a klieg light on the Microsoft’s inability to make proper decisions about very simple matters; basic calls that should be easy for even a 12-year-old to make. For Microsoft CEOs and other dense objects, our headline should explain why the naming of “Windows Blue” makes us believe that no company can actually be this stupid, they must instead either have a serious death wish or be working for Apple.
Microsoft. Promises forever, never fulfilled.™
If Microsoft were a properly run company, the fool who suggested “Windows Blue” would be standing in an unemployment line wondering what hit him right now. Instead he’s probably alone, jumping around in his corner office, sweating profusely, and screaming “developers, developer, developers!”
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