After the fiasco of Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to forego Windows 9 and jump right to Windows 10. There may be several reasons for this:
- By skipping a number they can bypass all the customers who would suggest that Windows 9 was just the repair for the Windows 8 disaster and should be free.
- They’re emulating the observation that until the reboot, fans had noted that, “Even number Star Trek movies don’t suck.”
Good luck with that.
Here’s my well-worth-the-price free advice.
There’s a time for a tool that has a wide range of capabilities. I love my Gerber that fits in a small holster on my belt and can be configured as pliers, wire cutter, screwdriver, bottle opener, knife, etc. If you reference “Swiss Army knife” people immediately visualize the hand red handled tool and the concept of versatility. Both are wonderful products, but if I were being wheeled into surgery and saw either of those on the tray, I’d run out of the room, even if already under those high power pre-op drugs.
Neither a man nor a tool can be all things to all people.
So, last night I rooted my tablet that I use for software defined radio to allow it to speak Linux as well as Android.
Maybe Redmond should review the following educational video (85 seconds).