Microsoft’s Windows 8 is not doing so well these days, and reports coming from the Redmond campus are claiming that Steve Ballmer himself is actually disappointed with sales of the new operating system.
A Microsoft reseller told The Register
that it’s all because of the changes Microsoft introduced in the new OS, while Windows 7 remains the best operating system to work on.
“You fire up Windows 7
and can quickly find your way around it. Do the same with Windows 8 and you spend two days wrestling with it in order to understand it,” the reseller said. “It's a disastrous product and is a really good excuse to get rid of customers.”
Windows 8, however, is expected to take off in 2013
when the PC market is forecast to post a slight recovery.
If all reports prove to be true, Ballmer blames PC manufacturers for the lack of Windows 8 devices, as buyers have only limited choices when it comes to acquiring computers running the new OS.