When Microsoft unveiled Windows 8, many developers liked it. They were apparently alone.
“The vast majority of those we’ve interviewed - small businesses, institutions, small businesses, are frustrated by it,” says Richard Doherty, an analyst with tech consulting firm Envisioneering.
When Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Tami Reller announced in a blog post that Windows 8 would get a serious update, details were scarce.
Some believe the Start button may come back - the familiar alpha and omega portal for Windows users had disappeared in Windows 8. Despite praise from programmers and developers for the new operating system, consumer familiarity in the digital age is not to be underestimated.