Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Windows Blue To Confuse Market Next Summer?

Windows 8 is one confusing operating system. It has two wildly different interfaces and, for hardware, two vastly divergent approaches with Intel and ARM.

Now Microsoft is going to befuddle us all more next summer if rumors of Windows Blue are to be believed.

This new OS is kind of a cross between Windows RT and Windows Phone. The idea is to have one OS that spans phones and low-end Windows machines, one that supports the Win RT apps store style of software development and distribution.

The bigger goal is to have something that can better compete with iPad and Android. Good luck with all that.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/07/2012 at 1:19 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft Previews Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2

    Microsoft on Friday announced a public preview of Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2, its mixed-reality headset.

  • Microsoft Flirts with Charging for API Software Connections

    Microsoft may have started something new by attempting to charge its customers for software that uses its application programming interfaces (APIs).

  • Overcoming Spacesuit Anxiety During Astronaut Training

    Spacesuits are heavy, claustrophobic and hot -- an uncomfortable combination for many would-be astronauts. Here's how Brien came around to the idea of wearing one.

  • Microsoft Announces Azure Kubernetes Service Enhancements

    Microsoft this week announced a few Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) product milestones as part of the KubeCon event.

comments powered by Disqus