Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably heard the joke that Microsoft only makes a good OS every other try. We have been hearing that since the days that the Redmond crew pushed Windows ME out the door. Now there appears to be more proof to this tale as we have a string of consumer disappointing operating systems separated by much more accepted versions.
We have some sad news for anyone hoping that Microsoft would come to their senses and bring back the start menu in a future update to Windows 8. Apparently Microsoft is not going to do anything like that and is in fact going to hold off until Windows 9 hit the streets. Interestingly enough Windows 9 is now on track for launch in April of 2015 if you believe the current rumors and announcements.
According to a document which was obtained and published by the team from Myce.com , one can glimpse the expected release date of Windows 9. This is a leak of an internal Microsoft document setting out the plans of the company for the future, and among them is the info that Windows 9 will arrive on the market during the second or third quarter of next year, at least the Preview version. We have also learned that the product is currently in alpha stage of development.
Plan of Canonical, which is behind the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, to provide customers with multiplatform applications, based on the principle that they code it once, and the application can then smoothly run on the desktop and mobile devices has been temporarily postponed.
Microsoft could announce another upgrade of Windows this spring, specifically of the last edition of Windows 8.1. At least, say Russian page Wzor, on which they released some photos of developmental versions.
Computer companies usually base their income on software or hardware sales, some of them even manage to earn from both sources. Microsoft for example always charged for their Windows OS, we can say a decent sum of money, only upgrade versions were a bit more affordable.
In April this year, Kylin operating system will appear on the Chinese market, which is collaboration between the Chinese government organizations and Canonical. It represents a customized version of Ubuntu Linux for the Chinese market.
The famous adage that the customer is always right can also be applied to open source software, that is, in relation to the Linux kernel and user software. At least that is what we hear when we ask for the opinion of Linus Torvalds about his creation; Linux.
One of the things that continues to annoy me about Microsoft is their constant failures. These failures are not due to product failures. The products they make are pretty solid; no it is because Microsoft fails to understand the market they are competing in. In the Operating system market Microsoft truly only has one competitor. I know I am annoying the Linux guys when I say this but Apple is their only real competition when it comes to the desktop OS. The same thing can be said for their Productivity suite Office. Even Mac owners use Office for Mac. Again I know there are multiple open source office products but even the most popular of them cannot compete with Microsoft sales in this area.