To all of you Windows and Microsoft fans out there, rejoice. To everyone else, this is still worth your attention. We are, after all, talking about one of the major corporations in the world. Windows 7 had a 44 percent market share of leading operating systems worldwide in January 2012. Now the next, updated version is about to emerge.
British newspaper The Independent reports on Microsoft unveiling Windows 8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s the largest mobile phone trade show in the world. The new system will be touch-based and aims to compete with, you guessed it, Apple’s products.
The Independent report quotes Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows division, as saying about Windows 8, “It’s beautiful, it’s modern, it’s fast, it’s fluid. Windows 8 is a generational change in the windows operating system.”
In short, it is trying to position itself as something like it’s successive competitors or maybe even something more advanced.
As the article also mentions, Microsoft is clearly trying to preserve its market share, and it has already been described as slower in terms of the willingness to be innovative and catch up with internet-driven trends.
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