Windows 8 launch was carefully planned to give it maximum impetus for the holiday season, something Vista didn't have but as soon as it was enforced on us, sorry, released to the general public, nobody bought it.
Major suppliers realising this, started various campaigns to try to boost sales. Who remembers Currys / Dixons / PCWorld 'bribing' people to trade-in their Windows 7 machines for a bright new shiny Windows 8? I do! Here it is.
Something I've been promoting for a couple of years has suddenly gained impetus since the release of Windows 8 and that is Linux. The best selling Laptops purchased through Amazon of late come with a Linux based operating system. Story here.
Even Gabe Newell, CEO of games company Valve cited Windows 8 as a total catastrophe and then started developing Steam for Linux in preference to Win8.
Here is the article for anyone interested in a bit more info on this.
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