Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
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Definitely related
by wocowboy on Fri 19th Apr 2013 10:12 UTC
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The "failures" of both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 are definitely related. They share a basic core and they share a basic interface that has been pretty much rejected by the buying public, plain and simple. They just don't like it, for various reasons, but they are the same for both products.

Microsoft had set itself up for huge success if both these platforms had been successful. With both featuring the same interface, the synergies would have been huge, sales of one would compel sales of the other since customers would have been familiar with how each one worked, but that just has not happened to any sort of great degree. Face it, both products are failures overall. The phone OS has lost to both Android and iOS, and by extension the desktop OS has as well.

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