failure Archive

It begins – Windows Blue is now dubbed Windows 8’s Failure – Financial Times

We knew this would happen and I’m surprised it’s taken that long. In a pretty scathing piece on the Financial Times website, the F word was publicly associated with Windows 8. The piece begins: Microsoft is preparing

Poll – Philosophy 101 – If Windows 8.1 includes Start Button and boot To Desktop, was Windows 8 a failure? – Discuss

So a lot has been said recently about Windows 8.1 or Windows Blue actually having a Start Button and possibly having an option to boot directly to the desktop. This news is interesting and if true would

Adam Hartung Doubles Down on His Microsoft Doomsday Prediction

Adam Hartung recently wrote an article called “The Sale of Microsoft: Game Over Ballmer Loses”, where he spoke extensively about the coming demise – in his opinion – of Microsoft.  His major point was that the sea change

Will Windows 8 "Skip Success" Based on Windows’ History?

Failure is easy to spot Microsoft’s lineage of operating systems have had a mixed legacy of success.  Some of its OSs have been wildly successful while others have failed to catch on with the buying public. This

Will Windows 8 “Skip Success” Based on Windows’ History?

Failure is easy to spot Microsoft’s lineage of operating systems have had a mixed legacy of success.  Some of its OSs have been wildly successful while others have failed to catch on with the buying public. This

The Microsoft Surface Experiment: Is it Time to Panic?

My previous article reported on Microsoft slashing its Surface RT orders from manufacturers by half, from 4 to 2 million. This follows on the heels of anecdotal stories that demand for the tablet was tepid over the

Is Microsoft Mismanaging the Rollout of the Surface and Surface Pro?

Will the Surface Rollout Succeed? The last week has not been kind to Microsoft. Steve Ballmer’s description of “modest” sales of the Surface and the no-show of the Surface Pro has me wondering if the Surface line

Windows 8 – Can it Fail? Will it Fail?

We’ve heard a lot about how important the success of Windows 8 is to the future of Microsoft. You have to wonder though, without much real competition in the desktop world, can it actually fail? Even if

Thurrott talks about the effects of a potential Windows 8 failure

Paul Thurrot has written an interesting article that talks about what would happen if Windows 8 was substantially less than a commcercial success. According to him, the effect on Microsoft as a company would be potentially devastating.