As the rhetoric heats up in several software wars, you can count on oversimplification and FUD. But you can also fight it.
When Microsoft holds its BUILD conference in early September, developers will score an early look at the next version of the Windows OS. Just a few Windows 8 details have trickled out, reports InformationWeek.com's Paul McDougall. Think touch interface, for starters. Watch out, it's Microsoft vs. the world, namely Google Chrome and Apple iOS in OS World War number--wait, what number are we up to now? There's a problem with our near-constant desire to declare technology wars and declare winners, as my InformationWeek.com colleague Thomas Claburn points out in his latest story. "Battle metaphors make compelling headlines but they also oversimplify and misrepresent," says Claburn.