Back in 2007, Microsoft launched a new operating system they dubbed "Vista" to much fanfare. Unfortunately, corporations and individuals worldwide shunned it due to a variety of issues. Many simply skipped this OS entirely. Eventually, in 2009 Microsoft made a number of changes and improvements to Vista and re-released it as Windows 7 that was a success.
Windows 8 has received a similar response from the IT community. Many people are uncomfortable with it's attempt to be BOTH a tablet/touch interface and a desktop interface. Microsoft, without a successful entry into the rapidly expanding mobile device market, seems to have attempted to straddle the desktop and mobile markets with Windows 8. The response from been a resounding THUD from the marketplace. Sales of Windows has dropped sharply for Microsoft.
Is Windows 8 the new Vista?