I have been a subscriber to PCWorld for more than 12 years.
I've seen plenty of biased cheer leading for Microsoft before but new Editor Jon Phllips takes the cake.
In his premier Editor's Letter, he states that
"Like it or not, the new OS is our computing future, and we all have a vested interest in making sure it succeeds."
Pardon me but I find that statement to be offensive in its ignorance.
The most important advances in computing over the past several years have come from Apple and Google.
To make such a specious claim about Microsoft completely ignores reality.
In his most recent Editor's Letter, he states that "5 ways Windows 8 beats iOS".
He then lists his opinions which read read as if they came straight from Microsoft marketing literature.
As a developer myself, I'm a fan of the maturity and standardization that MS brought to the table.
However, I cringe every time I see statements like this from Editors and Tech writers pushing the latest MS product
as if they were Steve Ballmer's right hand.
Ballmer has been WRONG about almost every product he has made glowing statements about.
Review his past history and then ask yourself if Windows Phone resembles anything he claimed it would be
back as Win CE, PocketPC, Windows Mobile and now the new Windows Phone and Windows 8?
Every prediction that Ballmer has made about MS in the mobile arena has been completely wrong.
That's right. He has been wrong every single time he has made a prediction about MS in the mobile arena.
Windows 8 is a product that no one asked for, that no one wants and that no one will buy (in numbers that will be successful).
The new new Surface RT is already plagued by a 20% return rate.
I was looking forward to the new Surface Tablets but after reading the latest MSDN information,
I can only conclude that Microsoft via Ballmer has completely abandoned the Desktop platform.
They simply do not care.
The problem is that when Windows 8 fails, Microsoft will not be able to walk this one back like they did with Vista.
Windows 8 is the beginning of the end of Microsoft's dominance in the marketplace.
You can bet that a lot of companies are now reassessing their long-term commitment to the Windows Platform.
How can Mr. Phillips obvious bias given the reality of Windows 8 be allowed to go unchecked?
This post has been edited by MTBSoftware: 12 November 2012 - 10:58 AM