Why Windows 8 Is a Huge Gamble for Microsoft
Posted By: Dennis - Source: Web
It is no secret that Windows 8 is going to be a junk OS for the desktop but it's not stopping them from shipping it this fall, at least according to PCMag.
Windows 8 officially goes on sale this fall, but Microsoft has made its next-generation operating system available online for anyone who wants a sneak peek at the future of Windows. With a slick new interface of touchable, customizable tiles, the new Metro interface is built to help Microsoft compete in the fast growing tablet market.
Maybe this next comment is fueled by a love for Windows 2000 but the start menu really does work well for finding and launching programs. It also allows you to keep your desktop clean for shortcuts and other antics. So why change it? I think we can blame Apple for this one and the "me too" nature of humans.
The funny thing is you don't see Apple adding touch interfaces to OSX so I'm not sure why Microsoft is going this direction unless they aren't expecting people to upgrade right away and just want to, how they say, "get this one off.
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