If you seek innovation in IT, don’t look to M$.“A number of clips are up for watching, detailing how Windows 9 will handle multiple desktops, the return of the Start Menu, and more.” They just don’t get it. We’ve had menus and multiple desktops for ages in GNU/Linux. I’ve cut back to three virtual desktops and a couple of virtual machines myself in my old age.
No, rearranging the deck-chairs is not innovation, M$. It’s more of the same. We get it. You’re old and slow and have 1K+ million users and they expect you to do the same old thing but please stop calling it “innovation” or the “product of research”. Real innovation happens in FLOSS and GNU/Linux where the pace of innovation sometimes is annoyingly fast. In the last few years, FLOSS has brought us the cloud in real measure, better and faster IT generally, Android/Linux and “apps”, more distros and rearrangements of the desktop than you could ever think of shipping, and most amazing of all, growth of >100% in users at a price of $0 to end-users.