Windows 8 become the next Windows Vista? I hope not. Windows Vista has major issues
as a product. It had nothing to do with the technology shift and PC market
8 came out on Oct 26 and the timing is just not right. In today’s market, consumers
aren’t buying new PCs and laptops. Whatever money they have to spend on gadgets,
they are spending on a Tablet and/or a new smartphone. I am more interested in
buying a new iPhone or Tablet than a laptop. I already have a laptop.
I like Windows 8. If they restore that damn Start button then I am fine. Product
performance is pretty good and I hardly switch to the Metro mode.
Thurrott of Winsupersite has written a good article
on the same topic. Paul writes:
“One of my most
trusted sources at Microsoft confirmed Windows 8’s weak start this week. And
with all of the drama surrounding Windows 8 and the recent, unexpected
departure of Windows chief Steven Sinofsky, rumors are sure to swirl.”
he adds factors including PC Makers, economy slowdown, leaving
Windows product head Sinofsky, Surface and Microsoft as a product overall.
top of that, Microsoft has pissed off almost every consumer I talked to about
not having the “damn” Start Menu button. Why would you not have that? I still think Microsoft made a big mistake by not putting the Start button in Windows 8.
personally have visited a local Microsoft Store to check things out and my
take on Microsoft Store wasn’t that great. I am planning to revisit
Microsoft Store today afternoon and will return the Surface RT I purchased. I am
just not a Tablet guy. However, one thing I did notice is that all PCs and laptops
at the Microsoft Store are touch enabled.