Microsoft blames device builders for Windows 8’s lackluster sales

According to The Register, Microsoft is accusing PC and handheld device manufacturers of not building enough Windows 8 devices. Despite publicly claiming that Windows 8 sales are similar to Windows 7’s at this point, the numbers being flouted are deceptive, in that they include sales to manufacturers. Internally, it seems clear that Microsoft is actually disappointed with Windows 8 sales and is looking for someone to blame.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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