The Windows 8 Mistake

The key point is that instead of trying to ‘touchify’ a desktop OS, expanding up the phone OS makes much more sense – similar hardware, similar architecture, similar use cases, as I said back in 2012. But Microsoft has long put WAY too much importance on full-blown Windows as the solution to all problems, and on itself as being the one true innovator. Windows 9 looks to be cementing this.

“Today, Microsoft is so obsessed with driving Windows and Office revenues that it often takes steps which are either irrelevant to, or at worst, counter-productive to maximizing device sales and installed base and the usage of services.”

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