Computer manufacturers claim Windows 8 “handed over millions of customers to Apple”April 20, 2013 12 Email article | Print article
There is no shortage of Windows 8 hate, especially not from OEMs (computer manufacturers) who build Windows PCs. In fact, the hate may be deeper than some may realize.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet says some OEMs have personally confided in him in regards to the effect Windows 8 has had on the PC industry. Hughes says one PC manufacturer feels Microsoft is “destroying” the PC industry with Windows 8 while another feels Windows 8 “handed over millions of customers to Apple”.
While Hughes has refused to specifically name the manufacturers expressing the sentiment nor does he reveal what level within the organizations these views were expressed from (e.g. mid-level manager or a high-level executive). But, with reports coming out left and right about how the PC industry is in trouble, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that OEMs are not happy with the latest version of Windows. Maybe this is why Microsoft is considering adding the Start Menu back in Windows 8 with the release of Windows 8.1 later this year.