When they Kill Kenny it’s funny, when they Kill the Start Button not so much. Worse still for Microsoft, consumers won’t be running away from the Vista Monster when Windows 8 finally lands this month. Are there compelling reasons for consumers to buy the new OS?
With Google struggling in the tablet market (i.e. the iPad market), the door is wide open for Microsoft to take a shot at becoming a solid number two. The secret weapon may very well be its Xbox Live service.
If Microsoft has its way Windows 8 will bring consistency. The way Windows looks on a desktop should look familiar when switching to a mobile device, and vice-versa. In that regard, Apple and Google both ask us to think different.
Many are complaining the new logo is too boring, that it lacks pizazz, and that hopefully MSFT didn’t pay a designer for the new look. All the criticism is flat out wrong. The new Windows 8 logo is a winner. Here’s why.