- Take the greatest mass-consumed computer operating system in the last decade (arguably, Windows 7)
- Determine all on your own that right-frikken-now is the time for the world to begin using tablets instead of PCs or Notebooks
- Focus all your energy on a new operating system that combines the hopefully-greatness of the next generation operating system and the totally-useless-for-more-than-one-thing-at-a-time interface of a tablet and slash the price.
- Sit back and wait as the money totally fails to roll in like the tide.
The Windows 8 user interface is horrible on anything besides a small touch screen. If all you want to do is check your stocks real quick on your phone, then whatever. Me, personally, I have FOUR 22" monitors going all day every day and usually eight to twelve applications running in WINDOWS on the desktop, where I can see what each is doing with minimal overlap and interact with different programs by moving my cursor.
WindowS. As in, more than one thing displayed at a time. You know what windowS 8 can't do? Yessir that is correct. Aside from having a counter-intuitive interface for EVERYTHING, Microsoft has decided the new Windows does not need to give you the ability to effectivly multi-task with so many as TWO displayed windows on your quad-core computer with 8 gigabytes of RAM and enough video hardware to simulate a nuclear explosion. One thing displayed at once, because shut up that's why.
Thereby holding fast the time-honored Microsoft tradition of releasing a new operating system nobody wants or "upgrades" to, every-other OS they put out.
DOS: changed the world
Windows 3: meh
Windows 95/98 (same thing) changed the world
Windows Me/2000: ignored by the world
Windows XP: 40% of the world still uses it
Windows Vista: Unless a new computer came with it nobody bought it
Windows 7: What Vista should have been, a real winner
Window 8: sucks at using. Runs good, uses bad.
Way to fail, Microsoft. Here's hoping this bombs hard and fast enough that 9 goes back to what we are all used to, and willing to pay money to upgrade to: a desktop with a Start button and Metro interface onto the dungheap of /dev/null allstars.