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Windows 8 has ‘perhaps destroyed the most successful software franchise of all time’

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Feb
2014

Longtime Windows enthusiast Paul Thurrott has been holding back no punches lately when it comes to criticizing Microsoft over Windows 8. And although he thinks that Windows 8.1 delivered some much-needed improvements to Microsoft’s touch-centric operating system, he now believes the company has taken a step back based on what he’s seen of the latest Windows 8.1 update that’s scheduled to release in the near future. “The problem with Update 1 isn’t in any single small functional addition,” he writes. “It’s in the strategic direction that this update implies… So what does Update 1 add to the mix? This time around, Microsoft has committed what I consider to be the cardinal sin of Windows: It’s a return to that age-old issue

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