By David Gewirtz
April 26, 2012, 2:14am PDT
Summary: The real world runs on real computers doing real work and those computers run Windows. Microsoft needs to remember that as they introduce Windows 8 to the real world.
Our home media PC is getting a little long in the tooth. It’s always been a bit of a problem because we bought a horizontal case that would look pretty in our media room, rather than one optimized for holding PC hardware. Right now, the machine is just about three years old, hasn’t had a Windows reinstall in all that time, and has developed its own set of quirks.
It’s getting near that time. It’s getting near that time when either a Windows reinstall is necessary, or its general crotchetiness will give us an excuse to build a spiffy, new machine. And that
has had me thinking about whether we’ll just put our trusty copy of 64-bit Windows 7 on it, or hold out for Windows 8.
has had me thinking about whether I even want to run Windows 8, and that
got me thinking about what it would take to make Windows 8 a real, acknowledged, indisputable success in the marketplace.
Here, then, are eight things Microsoft needs to do to save Windows 8: