Microsoft is hoping for a Windows 8 do-over with version 8.1 of the operating system, but this reboot likely isn't enough to change buyers' opinions.
Windows 8 was the first major redesign of the storied Windows OS in years, and its launch was accompanied by a loud and splashy campaign. For consumers, however, that largely amounted to a lot of background noise.
By trying to address both tablets and PCs, Microsoft ended up not serving either particularly well. Rather than one interface, users had to toggle between the traditional desktop view and the new tile-centric interface, formerly known … Read more