Any of you walked into a Microsoft Storre lately and observe how many people are buying Surface talblet? Seen Halo sales of 234Million on first day? Seen windows 8 touch screen at best Buy and Staples and Frys?
that is not what news outlets are sayings if you do simple google search it is contrary to your post but that doesn't matter, stock price heading south suggest sales of windows 8 are disappointing - not accelerating.
each time msft introduces a new windows, there are just somuch objection over the years. However, for out human society to make progress in softwar and in productivity, someone has to lead and MSFT is the company who has the resourses and capability and leadership to lead us all. We want standardization for all devices and for all purposes. Now, someone please tell me what is the alternative?