Windows 8 Quote of the day – Paul Thurrott

The first Windows 8 Quote of the day has to go to Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite fame.

Here goes:

Inside Microsoft, there is a related fixation on whether Windows 8 will succeed and, yes, there is a contingent of people stuck in a paradoxical position: They understand that the success of Microsoft is inexorably linked to Windows, and thus that Windows 8 must succeed.

But they desperately want Steven Sinofsky, and thus Windows 8, to fail. That both can’t happen is of course the unresolvable issue.

Balanced article.

You can read it here.

  • Timiteh

    Well this is a bit worrying when you think about it.
    Microsoft is not in a position where they can afford to have an internal conflict about the next version of Windows. They should be
    This said i don’t fully agree with the vision behind Windows 8 but at least it is courageous.
    I would have however prefered that the current Windows 8 was just a Tablet/Convertible edition and that Microsoft take more time to come with a true next gen Windows for PC.
    A true next gen Windows should blow people away and not just be the right O.S for slates and Tablet PC.
    Moreover a true next gen Windows should come with true next gen PC.
    It really hurt me that Apple can dare to release a $500 tablet with a 2048*1536 resolution while a competitor like Samsung is not even able to release a Full HD Tablet.
    Normally by now Full HD should be the bare minimum for PC.
    There should already be some retina display monitor for the PC in the pipeline.
    A true next gen PC could be an all in one desktop with a customizable orientation, with a retina display, with an optional tablet as input medium, which can be used as mobile client for the PC, and kinect like capabilities.