Windows 8

microsoft earnings
4:11 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

With Weak Windows 8 Adoption, Microsoft Sales Fall Short

Sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet have been disappointing
Jason Howie

Microsoft sales and profit rose less than analysts expected in the most recent quarter as the company continues to struggle with slow adoption of its latest operating system.

Microsoft launched Windows 8 last year, but it was a radical makeover and sales have been disappointing. The company also rolled out its own tablet to compete with Apple’s iPad but that hasn’t sold well and Microsoft wrote off almost a billion dollars in the recent quarter related to tablet inventory. 

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The Digital Future
5:00 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Is Windows 8 doomed?


When computer sales declined 14 percent in the first quarter of this year, fingers immediately began pointing at Microsoft.

The release of a new version of Windows is supposed to stimulate PC sales. But Windows 8 has received a lukewarm reception.

Strategic News Service publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson doesn’t mince words. He thinks Windows 8 is a bomb.

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9:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Microsoft quarterly sales rose, but PC makers still waiting for a boost

People in line in New York for the Windows 8 launch in October 2012
Dell's Official Flickr Page

Microsoft says sales rose about 3 percent in its most recent quarter. But analysts say the company still has to contend with a slowing market for personal computers.

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2:38 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Maine firm sues Microsoft over Windows 8 elements

PORTLAND, Maine – A small technology company based in Portland, Maine, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft over elements included in Windows 8.

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