Yet Another Reason to Avoid Windows 8: Windows Blue
It seems like the shrinkwrap was barely off the Windows 8 box, but already there’s talk about Microsoft’s upcoming OS, codenamed Windows Blue.
Microsoft is apparently moving away from big, roughly bi-annual releases and instead moving toward a more incremental upgrade path, more like Apple’s OSX. This strategy would mean that upgrades will probably cost much less – possibly nothing, according to IT World – and would be less drastic than, say, the move from 7 to 8. It also means that new features to keep up with new technologies could be added sooner.
For those who’ve already bought 8, don’t fret too much. Chances are a valid Windows OS would need to be 8 or 7. Also, all of this news is very much in the rumor stage, so don’t kick yourself too hard. Chances are that Blue will not be a major shift from 8 anyway, and with more rapid deployment and turnover early adopters of 8 could wait until they need Blue and then jump on the bandwagon.