“Next week, Microsoft will finally pull the covers off on a new OS,” John Brandon reports for Fox News. “And despite what Microsoft wants you to believe, the next version of Windows might be more icing on the same old cake.”
MacDailyNews Take: No “mights” about it. It’s just more lipstick smeared all over the same old bloated pig.
“Michael Silver, a vice president at research firm Gartner who studies personal computers, exclusively told FoxNews.com that many companies have what he calls ‘migration fatigue’ and will skip Windows 8 entirely,” Brandon reports. “‘We … expect most companies to skip it,’ Silver told FoxNews.com. ‘To the extent that the market expects companies to adopt Windows 8 in large numbers, it may be disappointed.'”
Brandon reports, “But there’s a silver lining to Windows 8, Silver said, a word that gives consumers goosebumps: tablets. ‘The market is obviously waiting for Microsoft to have an OS that can run on a tablet that can compete with the iPad,’ Silver told FoxNews.com. ‘So far, most of the Android tablets have been less than successful. Windows 8 will be another measure of whether there is a tablet market or just an iPad market,’ he said. With Windows 8, Microsoft has its guns aimed at the Apple iPad.”
“There’s a swift transition taking place to portable devices, and given the high sales figures of Apple products, Microsoft had better take note,” Brandon reports. “‘Apple is certainly coming on strong with both Mac OS X and iOS,’ Silver told FoxNews.com. ‘Users are requesting Macs more frequently… iOS devices are making the PC relatively less important and putting a lot of pressure on Microsoft to respond,’ he said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Roberto” and “Antonio Buford” for the heads up.]
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