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The Biggest Problem with Windows Today? The Past

Paul Thurrott
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The Biggest Problem with Windows Today? The Past

Like previous versions, Windows 10 is an amalgamation of the old and the new. But today, more than ever, it is the old that is holding Windows back. And I think we're overdue for a change.

This mix of old and new has been the hallmark of Windows for decades, it's the secret sauce that has powered the success of this product line for both businesses and individuals: Through the simple act of buying a new PC, we were able to take advantage of new functionality in both the hardware and the software while retaining compatibility with all of the applications and peripherals we already owned. This has made Windows a safe bet, and combined with the choice of PCs types and price points, it has made Windows the right bet.

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