It has been 3 weeks since Microsoft launched its latest OS, the Windows 8. These last few days, indows guru/newshound Paul Thurrott stated that he had a trustworthy source claiming that Microsoft’s sales of Windows 8 is way below the company’s expectations. Thurrott stated:
Windows 8. It’s a floor wax. No, it’s a dessert topping. Microsoft’s new whatever-the-F-it-is operating system is a confusing, Frankenstein’s monster mix of old and new that hides a great desktop upgrade under a crazy Metro front-end. It’s touch-first, as Microsoft says, but really it’s touch whether you want it or not (or have it or not), and the firm’s inability to give its own customers the choice to pick which UI they want is what really makes Windows 8 confounding to users. I actually like Windows 8 quite a bit and can’t imagine switching back. But I do understand the complaints of customers who aren’t getting what they wanted or asked for.
It shouldn’t be that surprising. Windows 8 is a total redesign of the usual Windows OS. One of the reasons for its lackluster sales is because the market isn’t fully prepared or ready to adapt the new style. Those who dare try it out because of curiousness are going to think this over. Also, one of the biggest reason is that there are not much applications yet for the Windows 8.
It is still early to make judgments whether Windows 8 is a success or a failure. Wait for the market to mature and the people to adapt.
Source: Techland Time
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