Bill Gates wants everyone to know he’s excited for Windows 8, a product that could take Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) where it’s never gone before.
Windows 8 is a new operating system that was made primarily for touch-screen devices. According to Gates,”Hardware partners are doing great things to take advantage of the features. It’ll be a big deal, a very exciting product.”
It’s reported that Windows 8 will be the first time, in a long time, that Microsoft revolutionized the way people use personal computers, and given the current trends in modern technology, it’s about time. Apple and Google currently dominate the technology market, with their iPhones, iPads, and Android OS.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer, added, “Windows 95 was certainly the biggest thing in the last 20 years, until now. I think Windows 8 certainly surpasses it. It’s a little hard to compare things like the founding (of the company) and the introduction of the first popular PC and the system that popularized it, but it’s at that scale.”
If Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a good feeling about Windows 8, they are probably on to something. For the last few years, Microsoft has been lagging in a market that prizes mobile tablets over tried-and-true personal computers or laptops. Even though they tried to make a splash in the mobile phone market, by teaming up with Nokia to create Lumia phones, they have failed to make a huge impact in sales.
Unfortunately, there is still not a whole lot that we know about Windows 8 and Microsoft’s plans for it, but we know a few important details regarding the new product. This new operating system will feature apps, a new Internet Explorer 10 browser, and cloud file storage system. It sounds like a nice improvement, but, only if Microsoft can deliver in quality and minimal glitches.