It’s pretty much obvious that Windows 8 and its 8.1 update wasn’t as successful as previous versions of Windows were. And I don’t think the explosion of smartphones and tablets running on Android and rival iPads were entirely to blame. Just like Windows Me and Vista before it, Windows 8 was a failure.
Should we give up on Windows altogether? Well, until Macs become more affordable and more software developers embrace Linux, the majority of PC users would have to wait for Microsoft to recover and make amends with Windows 9.
Perhaps the folks at Microsoft would take into consideration these words from Jason Hiner:
In Windows 9, Microsoft will likely need to make another retreat. It will need to renew some of its focus on the standard desktop and laptop users that remain its core user base. It will need to focus on the things it can do to make their work easier, faster, and more productive. Yes, that will likely mean integrating multi-touch, camera gestures, and voice recognition in smart ways. But, Microsoft has to do it without forcing new interface concepts on users in places where it doesn’t necessarily add anything, and sometimes even forces extra complexity.
Good luck to Microsoft. And to everyone else stuck with Widows 8 right now. As for me, I don’t really care that much, I’ve switched to Ubuntu Linux since 2008. And I’ve been a happy PC user ever since.
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