“You can use it to get rid of customers,” the reseller said
Microsoft’s Windows 8 is not doing so well these days, and reports coming from the Redmond campus are claiming that Steve Ballmer himself is actually disappointed with sales of the new operating system.A Microsoft reseller told The Register that it’s all because of the changes Microsoft introduced in the new OS, while Windows 7 remains the best operating system to work on.
“You fire up Windows 7 and can quickly find your way around it. Do the same with Windows 8 and you spend two days wrestling with it in order to understand it,” the reseller said. “It's a disastrous product and is a really good excuse to get rid of customers.”
Windows 8, however, is expected to take off in 2013 when the PC market is forecast to post a slight recovery.
If all reports prove to be true, Ballmer blames PC manufacturers for the lack of Windows 8 devices, as buyers have only limited choices when it comes to acquiring computers running the new OS.