-By Philip Icuss
Analysts are expecting lackluster performance from Windows 8, Microsoft’s next operating system. In turn, Windows stock is expected to drop some now and when the system launches in October or November of this year.
Windows 8 is potentially Microsoft’s last attempt to squeeze back into a computing market that is changing and in which it is becoming increasingly irrelevant. Apple and Android dominate the mobile sphere, and Windows 8 is Microsoft’s desperate attempt to join the party.
Even though all of this speculation points in a poor direction for Windows, they still have high hopes of the new Windows 8 being successful and boosting sales. Hewlett Packard and Dell both hope for these sales boosts as well as Windows. For the most part, reviewers have all said it’s not looking bright out of the gate for Windows 8. They also agree, though, that there is a large area of improvement and it could be formed into substantial software after the release.
Will Windows be a huge flop or its poster child in the new era of digital computing?