KristalSoldier --Nice! So much for the dire predictions, particularly on ZD Net!!!!
The technological world has changed. MS said it was betting big with Windows 8 and it looks like it is paying off. Not acknowledging the shift would have led to big trouble for MS 3, 4 or 5 years from now. By going in the Windows 8 direction (PC/tablet compatibility with touch emphasis) MS is at least going to remain flat (instead of tanking with the PC industry) even if tablet sales replace PC sales on a 1 to 1 basis. At the moment things are even brighter than that since it looks like MS might do better a 1 to 1 trade off of tablets for PCs.Here's another good one... Strategy Analytics: Microsoft's share of tablet market quadrupled after Windows 8
Strictly speaking Windows 8 is not a tablet OS. Windows RT is technically a tablet OS but those sales numbers seem to be based on all Win 8/RT tablet sales not just RT sales. I think this is exactly the point we are getting at regarding Windows 8/RT. No longer is Windows just restrained to the shrinking PC marketI believe actually releasing a tablet OS has something to do with their increase in the tablet marketshare... Lol