Microsoft Blaming OEMs for Lackluster Windows 8 Adoption Rates

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According to Paul Thurrott of Winsupersite, Microsoft is going after OEMs for their “inability to deliver” impressive hardware for the newly released operating system and is holding them responsible for the lackluster Windows 8 adoption rates. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, did claim at an event recently that the Windows 7 successor had seen four million upgrades in just four days after launch.

Many believe that the launch of Windows 7 and Windows 8 cannot be compared as the former was launched to solve the Vista problem. Windows 7 has seen quite a lot of success in recent years as it surpassed Windows XP as the most popular operating system back in September. Achieving the same success would rather be an uphill task for Windows 8 as it hasn’t been released to solve any major problems.

According to NewEgg despite the fact that Windows 8 hasn’t received much response initially, it will see a lot more success by the second quarter of 2013 as its “pricing normalizes” reports ReadWrite.