One of the first things that I heard that convinced me right from the start it was not going to really tell the truth was, while Win 7 sales has grown, it seems to have gotten left out the number of PC that once purchased, get put back to XP. I can't answer for the entire world but in my little world that number is about 30%. Remember you can't buy XP on a new PC so it looks like a Win 7 sale.
Having said that I agree with the previous posts, the OS is designed around mobile devices, not a PC. In order to make it work like a PC it's aftermarket or more clicks to make the same thing happen. They have continued down the path of making things more complicated [harder] to use that they started in office 2007 and win 7. The biggest complaint I get from users is why does it take more time to get the same thing done. [more clicks, more menus].
Microsoft has the right to develop whatever they think will be the future of their company. It seems they are telling the PC user to find another OS as we are not going to make anything any better than XP was. IBM went this same type route back when I worked for them with Office Products Division. They priced themselves out of the market then stopped production and dissolved that portion of the business. Is Microsoft up to the same thing. It no secret the life of a PC as we know it has a limited future. Is Microsoft giving up on that market already, making OS that is cumbersome to use so they can discontinue developing it when users choose another option?
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