This isn't something we really want to hear, since bugs in an operating system means bugs in every device that uses it, but Intel's CEO says Windows 8, and by extension dozens of tablets, will have quite the set of issues when Microsoft holds its launch event next month (October 2012).
Intel CEO Paul Otellini reportedly
told some employees that Windows 8 will be released before it's truly ready for mass adoption, due to lingering bugs.
Granted, he did say that it is a good enough move to improve the OS after shipments start, since Microsoft will have more user feedback to take into account. The Windows Update service will see extensive use if this is truly the case.
Alas, given our experience with glitches and other software problems, we can't really draw all that much encouragement from those words. At least we know that there probably won't be any memory leaks or bottlenecks to worry about.