Manufacturers despair of Microsoft

Microsoft campusA company based in Seattle that is launching an operating system next year is not getting a positive vote from hardware companies desperate to sell more kit.

Microsoft is introducing an operating system next year called Windows 10 that is already delayed and will be free of charge to anyone who has made the mistake of instaling or buying Windows 8.1.

Microsoft is jumping from Windows 8 to Windows 10, ignoring the number nine, purely for marketing reasons.

But according to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, PC vendors in the country are shaking their heads because they don’t feel that people will spend money on new kit.

It quotes vendors as saying that Microsoft’s partnerships with Oracle and VM Ware will also adversely affect PC hardware vendors.

To read between the lines, it seems that the hardware vendors are telling the rather ancient Microsoft that it’s history.