I would not be surprised if this were true given how terribly Windows 8 has been received, I like it’s speed, but that’s about it. The interface(s) are jarring, the lucky charms are ridiculous on a standard PC or laptop and the flat, aero free look is both boring and almost the same a Win 3.11. Oh, don’t get me started on the ludicrous tiled Start Page.
If the rumours are to be believed, all of these usability issues will be addressed, I guess we’ll know in a few weeks time. Oh, yes I am aware you can remove/fix/replace the majority of the items listed above, but hacking an OS to make it usable seems a bit OTT to me.
Microsoft is aiming to deliver a “technology preview” of its Windows “Threshold” operating system by late September or early October, according to multiple sources of mine who asked not to be named.