Simultaneously one of the most successful and reviled technology companies in the world, Microsoft has had a lot of ups and downs over its 40 year history, to say the least. Known primarily for their Windows operating systems, which remains the dominant OS of the world’s computers, Microsoft has dabbled in everything from software to video games to mobile phones. The company is currently in the middle of a brand resurgence thanks to restructuring efforts under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella and is poised to release the hotly-anticipated Windows 10 later this year. Every new tech release is a gamble, but it’s unlikely that Windows 10 will find itself in the same company as these 10 infamous blunders.
10. Windows 8
Credit where credit’s due: Windows 8, released in 2012, is actually a solid operating system with a number of technical improvements over Windows 7, including better performance and enhanced security features. The problem is that all of these good components are hidden under a confusing and inefficient user interface. Windows 8 utilizes a tile interface designed to mimic the experience of touch devices like smartphones and tablets. While this sort of UI works well for small screen touch devices, it doesn’t translate well to the personal computer market. Windows 8 was too different from previous Windows products, prompting Microsoft to release a number of improvements with its 8.1 update that restored some classic Windows functionality. Although Windows 8 was a sales success, its follow-up, Windows 10, is set to arrive sans-tiles later this year.http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-make-an-administrator-user-account-in-windows-8/ Source: digitaltrends.com