Apple as of lately has been leaps and bounds ahead of Microsoft. With today’s release of Windows 8, Microsoft hopes to bridge that gap and gain some leverage. The upside to Windows 8 is the OS will be able to used on Desktops, Laptops and Tablets. Something Apple has’nt done yet (I’m sure they are cooking up something as you read this) which is running a true OS on a Tablet.
On Thursday in New York, Microsoft unveiled a dramatic overhaul of its ubiquitous Windows operating system. It will go on sale Friday, fused into more than 1,000 PCs and other devices. If it flops, the failure will reinforce perceptions that Microsoft is falling behind competitors such as Apple, Google and Amazon as its stranglehold on personal computers becomes less relevant in an era of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
Windows 8 goes on sale Friday
“This is going to be his defining moment,” said technology industry analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy. Ballmer’s “legacy will be looked at as what he did or didn’t do with Windows 8. If Windows 8 is not a success, a lot of people will be looking for Microsoft to make a change at the CEO level.” (source: http://www.wptv.com/)