Beware of analysts predictions regarding Windows 8

So the drumbeat has started and the analysts are starting to confirm what we knew all along – they have their heads in their asses.

Apparently analysts are starting to predict the demise of Windows 8 – this before we’ve even seen the final product or the Windows 8 release Preview.

Let me be very clear – they are full of crap.

Be very wary of making any stock changes based on the whims of analysts that have virtually no idea of what they’re talking about.

We have been watching Windows 8 since 2009 and have been here for all the twists and turns regarding this Operating System.

There have been may ups and many downs but there has been so much happening lately that it’s impossible to make an accurate prediction one way or another.

WOA became Windows RT. Microsoft may face EU browser restrictions in Windows RT. Parental Safety features look really great and could be a game changer (if marketed properly) and on and on it goes.

I have been deep in Windows 8 for a long time and can tell you, we’ll know about the future of Windows 8 by January 2013 – after the holidays have passed and we actually get a chance to see what the public does with their spending money.

Before then, ignore the noise.

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  • Orny

    Deep inside Windows 8. Mmmmm.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WJGC7242GFDP2QXANKF5WTMEA Rex

    Nice article.  Finally someone has said this!  I agree, and think this absolutly goes both ways.  MS has a chance to make a difference, but it comes down to execution.  And in this case that means marketing.  The problem is that MS is notoriously bad at marketing.  I hope they have been spending enough time on this.  Because this is where they will win or fail.

    They need to attack this on several levels, not one.  As a cross platform device, they need to campaign to each of the distince audiences seperately.  They need cool advertisments to captivate the younger audience.   Soothing ads to reasure the older entrenched crowd that the new OS is simple easy to use and does everything they need and more.  And they need to sport off the new innovations that really revolutionize the industry.  A multiangled blitz on advertising will really sink the message in.  They need to put all chips in on the advertising in a way that I have never seen them do.

  • donzebe

    Very Nice write. The problem with MS is clear … marketing.. I think Microsoft should be getting the big stores like BestBuy ready with sales persons that will be able to introduce the layman to the new OS. The real anxiety will be that everything looks different.

  • Lason1864

    My concern is the hardware of this device and its counterpart Windows 8 tablet. Will the Win8 tablet contain a hard drive like the laptops and desktops or will it have solid state memory? How does one install of the Windows legacy desktop apps onto the tablet? Will this tablet begin to slow down as the hard drive fills up? Will the OS use virtual memory on the hard drive? If the OS is like the desktop version, will it be running anti-virus and anti-malware software?
    Will the WinRT tablets have a hard drive or solid state memory? Will have to run anti-virus and anti-malware software? Will it slow down as well?
    If the Win8 tablet has a hard drive, expect it to crash! How will it get replaced?