Apple has kicked Microsoft's butt in recent years. While Microsoft has not suffered major losses of enterprise clients among big corporations, small business owners -- including many advisiory firms -- have lost patience and switched from Windows to Apple computers because it is such elegant, well-designed software. But just when you were ready to give up hope, Windows 8 reveiws are showing up that offer more than a glimmer of hope.
"At its heart, Mac OS X is still an operating system designed for desktops and laptops," reports PCWorld's Nick Mediati. "Sure, Apple brought over a number of features from the iPad, but OS X is still based on windows, menus, folders, and the like. With Windows 8, Microsoft has bigger aspirations: Windows 8 will run on your desktop and your laptop as well as on your tablet, and it's unlike anything that has come before it.
Windows 8 is expected to be released in October 2012.
Because Windows 8 will sync up your computer with Windows 8 tablets and phones, it perhaps represents Microsoft's last chance to catch up with Apple in desgning great consumer solutions like iPhone and iPad.
It will take a year or two to see if Windows 8 will catch on and if Microsoft catch up to Apple's success with phones and tablets.