This isn’t the first time when Steve Ballmer talks big about the upcoming Windows 8 operating system, but this time the Microsoft CEO says that it’ll mark the beginning of a new era at Microsoft.
Back in September, Ballmer said in an interview with The Seattle Times that Windows 8’s debut is at least as important as Windows 95’s.
Expectations however are much higher now that we’re only a few days ahead of the big launch, with the Microsoft CEO emphasizing that Windows 8
is just the first step towards a different vision adopted by Microsoft.
“The launch of Windows 8 is the beginning of a new era at Microsoft,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft.
“Investments we’ve made over a number of years are now coming together to create a future of exceptional devices and services, with tremendous opportunity for our customers, developers, and partners,” he added.
Steve Ballmer is not the only one who expects Windows 8 to perform incredibly well after its launch.
Kevin Turner, Microsoft chief operating officer, said in the official press release announcing the company’s Q1 results for fiscal year 2013 that more than 1,000 systems had been certified for Windows 8, so users would definitely get the best possible experience from the new OS.
“We’re incredibly excited to be approaching general availability of Windows 8 and Windows RT,” said Kevin Turner.
“We’ve already certified more than 1,000 systems for Windows 8 from our hardware partners, ranging from the smallest tablets and convertibles to touch-enabled ultrabooks and all-in-ones to the most powerful desktop computers,” he concluded.