Microsoft Windows 8 'Gamble' Will Not Pay Off with Enterprises: Gartner

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Bangalore: Microsoft has been in the news for its new products including the ambitious Windows 8 and MS Office 2013. With these new releases, the software giant is expecting to win back its market share from its arch rivals; Apple’s Mac and other open source operating systems.

But according to Gartner, the new Windows will only see a 20-25 percent of operating system peak in corporate PCs. In an interview given to, Gartner analysts said that Microsoft is playing a ‘big gamble’ riding high on Windows 8 (slated to release on Oct 26) and MS Office 2013 but it is an inevitable risk Microsoft will have to take in order to compete with companies coming up with mobile trends and new technologies.

The analysts added that Windows 8 might turn out to be a failure with the enterprises as IT administrators may find it too much similar to already established Windows 7 or because they might find it too different to get comfortable with. But the major factor that can act as a hurdle for Windows 8 to become a success is the widely popular XP.

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