It’s hard to believe that Windows 9 is already on the horizon, with a launch possible in September. Larry Dignan doesn’t think much about Windows 9’s impact on the marketplace, given the slow switch the cloud.
While the Windows 9 christening will kick off a march to a general public roll out in spring of 2015, it’s worth outlining why the operating system is strategic today, but a mere transition product if you zoom out beyond two years.
What will happen in two years?
Windows 9 is the bridge between Microsoft’s past of big bang releases and a licensing model to one focused on the cloud, innovation that’s easier to consume, and services… In the future, Microsoft will give us Windows (either free or at a nominal fee) and upsell us other services.
Hey, isn’t OS X free, too?