Forget Windows 10… Focus On Polaris

Forget Windows 10… Focus On Polaris

Windows 10 was released back in July of 2015. The operating system is now three years old and it is competing with 2009’s Windows 7, which remains the world’s most popular OS. Many users are fighting the urge to upgrade, deciding to stick with the tried and true version. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the next version of Windows, currently codenamed Polaris. It is slated for a 2019 release, so it has some users waiting to upgrade.

However, Microsoft has a reputation of every other operating system being a dud, which leaves many wanting to hold off on Polaris. Microsoft claims the new OS will be radically different. Alas, they said they before Vista was released and it turned out to be a major flop. Some refer to this phenomenon as the Windows curse. The logic being Windows ME was bad, while XP was good, Windows Vista was bad, but 7 was good, Windows 8 was bad, while 10 is pretty good. Windows Polaris will be bad if Microsoft follows the pattern. Will they be able to break the curse or is Polaris destined to be Microsoft’s biggest flop yet?

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