Windows 8 sales aren't meeting expectations
I'd like to first start by saying that I am a fan of Windows 8. I'm a software developer so naturally I purchased a tablet and installed Windows 8 professional so I would have something to test on. I find that I use it quite often. The fact remains that I can see where the average user who cares nothing about tablets or touch screen would have problems with the new OS. The Windows 8 strategy by Microsoft has seemed awkward and rushed from the beginning. WinRT has been a mystery to most users, and the lawsuits surrounding the Metro terminology doesn't help matters at all. I personally think that it would have made sense for Microsoft to enhance Windows 7 to give the user's a reason to upgrade to a new OS and then release WinRT/Metro as a new tablet platform. It seems Microsoft decided to combine the tablet and PC operating systems to use their weight to force a move toward touch screens and tablets.
theverge.com has reported that a source close to Microsoft has reported that Windows 8 sales are "below the companies internal projections". Will Microsoft listen to it's user's and create a new OS? Basically a situation like we had with Vista and Windows 7? Only time will tell.
Here is the article on theverge.com
Windows 8 PC sales reportedly 'well below Microsoft's internal projections'
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