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October 22, 2012

Windows 8 launch unlikely to enthuse most companies

Most companies are not keen on adopting Windows 8 OS

By CBR Staff Writer

The launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system (OS), scheduled on the 26th of this month, could to be a non-event for most companies, according to Reuters.

Most business houses are unlikely to adopt Windows 8 OS and are willing to stay with Windows 7 and Windows XP.

Microsoft Enterprise & Partner Group head Ron Markezich was quoted by Reuters as saying that the lines between the consumer and the enterprise were blurring.

"Business customers are looking forward to Windows 8 because they don’t have to compromise between tablet and PC," Markezich said.

In September this year, Gartner had revealed that the launch of Windows 8 OS would be a potentially risky gamble which Microsoft must take to stay relevant in a market dominated by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.

Recently, Microsoft had opened new Windows 8 OS for pre orders with pricing details and released a 30 second commercial on its OS.

Earlier this month, Microsoft had revealed that it is working on a plan to build its own mobile phone to promote its new Windows 8 OS.

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Designed to compete with Apple’s iOS products, such as the iPad, Windows 8 is a key release for the reputed software house, as it is built as a tablet first OS.

Windows 8 features a new user interface based on Microsoft’s Metro design language, similar to that of the Windows Phone OS, and is designed to suit touchscreen input, along with traditional mouse and keyboard input.

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