Windows 8, often referred to as “the new Vista,” is still a hot topic among analysts across the world, even though people familiar with the matter claim that Microsoft is making the final plans for the new Windows 9 operating system.
But independent analyst Ben Thompson says in a new post on his website
that Microsoft’s Windows 8 has actually hurt the PC
industry, rather than to boost sales and support the adoption of new PCs.
The main reason is the overall complexity of the operating system
which was causing quite a lot of problems for users who wanted to purchase new computers and found themselves stuck on a desktop without a Start button.
In essence, Windows 8 was well-designed, the analyst says, because it was created in such a way that it tackled two main issues of the PC industry.
“By making touch a central part of the interface, customers would find that their current non-touch PCs
were not good enough, and thus be motivated to buy new hardware (and new Windows licenses),” the analyst explained.