Gartner: 80 Percent of Businesses Will Skip Windows 8

This one is a couple months old, but the headline caught my eye, as well as the analysis within. You know the punch line because we’ve already covered it — Windows 8 is the new Vista. But DailyTech asks, “Does it matter?” Increasingly Microsoft’s revenue stream is driven by licensing software (such as Office and […]

Windows 8 Might be the New Vista

Microsoft Windows 8 is garnering headlines that only competitors like Apple could love. Network World proclaims, “Windows 8 uptake: More like Vista than Windows 7.” While Windows 8 uptake rate edged Vista’s first full month — that OS ended February 2007 with a 1% share of all Windows systems — the new edition actually jumped […]

Jakob Nielsen on Windows 8: “Disappointing Usability”

Recently, user experience (UX) guru, Jakob Nielsen, delivered his analysis of Windows 8 on both tablets and PCs. The verdict, in typical Nielsen style, was blunt: Hidden features, reduced discoverability, cognitive overhead from dual environments, and reduced power from a single-window UI and low information density. Too bad. Nielsen lays out the reasoning and the […]