With Windows 'Blue' rumored, the Windows 8 fire sale begins
...Every indication I've seen is that stores, particularly in the United States, are swollen with Windows 8 machines.
...Instead of rolling out much-needed improvements to the core Metro apps, or bringing back the Start menu, or giving us a Windows 7.8,
or implementing any of a dozen or more small, high-impact changes in little increments, it looks like we're going to get a new giant version of Windows this summer -- less than a year after the disaster known as Windows 8. Imagine. More of the same, only with performance improvements, a smaller kernel, longer battery life, and a better search charm. Golly. Now that the mainstream press has wind of a "new version" coming down the pike, look for adoption of Windows 8 to shrink even further, while we all wait to see what's coming next.
We can watch as Microsoft dismantles its own Windows monopoly, one harebrained step at a time.