The president of Samsung’s memory chip division, Jun Dong-soo seems quite disappointed with Microsoft and gave some comments to the South Korean media saying, “The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8. I think the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform.”
Windows Vista was a complete failure for Microsoft and Samsung may have stepped over the line a little by comparing Windows 8 with it. He even added that, “MS’s rollout of its Windows Surface tablet is seeing lackluster demand … Meanwhile, previous vigorous pitches by Intel and MS for thinner ultra-books simply failed and I believe that’s mostly because of the less-competitive Windows platform.”
It is to be noted that the Windows PC market is contracting because the users are now attracted more towards the smartphones and the tablets. These portable devices can now carry out the daily operations which were exclusive for the Windows PC in earlier days.
Many online retailers are running promotions for Windows 8 laptops in order to increase the sales and even Microsoft is planning to cut down Windows 8 licenses for computer makers in April or May. Let’s see if these price cuts improve the sales but one thing is for sure, Microsoft has started taking things seriously and they are willing to do anything in order to retain its market share in the PC market.