Is Microsoft ready to trash Windows 8?

Don’t like Windows 8? You’re certainly not alone. Computer users around the world grumble that Windows 8 is too complicated. You might be receiving some good news soon. As per the tech press, there are lots of rumors that Microsoft may soon be trashing Windows 8. As InfoWorld writer Woody Leonhard publishes in a recent column, the company might replace the disliked operating system with a trio of new systems.

A new era?

As Leonhard writes, most of the rumors spring from Microsoft’s supposed Threshold program. This is supposed to be the company’s next round of Windows updates. As Leonhard writes, the updates are meant to improve Windows, Windows RT, Windows Phone and Xbox systems. As per the rumor mill, Threshold should enable users to perform activities across all of these platforms.

Three versions

Leonhard cites a writer from ZDNet who says that Microsoft is now developing three primary versions of Windows, all of which should work better than Windows 8. First, there will be a more modern Metro consumer version, a traditional consumer version and an old-fashioned traditional Enterprise version.

An updated Windows 7?

Here’s the hope expressed by Leonhard: The next version of Windows, whatever it is eventually called, will function as an updated version of Windows 7. Most computer users liked Windows 7, and why not? It was clean, efficient and easy to use. Windows 8, on the other hand, is frustrating and features a steep learning curve. A boosted Windows 7, though? That would be some of the best Windows news to come about in years.