Trying to make sense of “8”, especially on ARM? Good luck.
“Do not be surprised if Microsoft intends to remove the cancer it considers its legacy.”
So, in TFA, the authour describes M$’s escape from the corner it tried to paint the world into. It just cannot work. M$ has told so many lies for so many decades that all come home to roost. If Lose ’95, XP and “7” were all so wonderful, why is there even a need for “8”? Oh, yes, the licensing fees…
If M$ just produced products like a normal business, it could release multiple products and allow the market to direct their paths. Instead, they have believed their lie, that they are the trend-setter/supreme dictator and tried to make multiple products seem as one plague on mankind. It won’t wash any more than the “IE cannot be removed from Lose ’95” lie or the “blame the user” game. In the process, M$ seems to be its own worst enemy, doing $billions in harm to their bottom line without any competitor lifting a finger. They were selling “7” because that’s all there was on some retail shelves but no one needs “8” and retailers may actually sell GNU/Linux instead of “7”. How cool is that?
Consumers who bought Vista or “7” believing what they were told are justified in thinking “8” is unnecessary. After all their current hardware idles all the time and it’s choked with RAM and storage. What could anyone possibly want from “8”? A new PC? Nope. They might buy a tablet this year however it won’t be running that other OS because all their friends don’t have that.