“Analyst firm Gartner has chosen just one word to describe Windows 8 for desktop users: ‘Bad,'” Simon Sharwood reports for The Register.

“Research Director Gunnar Berger put the imminent OS through its paces in a five-part review… [In which he] drops this little bomb: ‘We recently did a large field research study and specifically asked all of our interviewees if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed. The fact is most enterprises are still trying to get to Windows 7 and few enterprises are ready for Windows 8,'” Sharwood reports. “There’s another nasty lurking in the third chapter, wherein Berger asks ‘What is the experience like on Windows 8 when the end point isn’t touch enabled?’ His answer: ‘In a word: Bad.'”

Sharwood reports, “Overall, Berger says Windows 8 is very fine on a touch device and gives Microsoft a real crack at the tablet market. But as a desktop guy, he feels the OS will have a hard time on the business desktop. ‘Unfortunately, my area of expertise is enterprise desktops, and those desktops have a keyboard and a mouse; and as much as this doesn’t make any sense, it seems to me that Microsoft forgot about this when they designed Windows 8.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Welcome to the Post-Windows era.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Cubert” for the heads up.]

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