This is not open to debate, is not part of some cute imaginary
world where everyone’s opinion is equally valid or whatever.
Windows 8 is a disaster. Period.
While some Windows backers took a wait-and-see approach and openly
criticized me for being honest about this, I had found out from
internal sources immediately that the product was doomed from the
get-go, feared and ignored by customers, partners and other groups
in Microsoft alike. Windows 8 was such a disaster that Steven
Sinofsky was ejected from the company and his team of lieutenants
was removed from Windows in a cyclone of change that triggered a
reorganization of the entire company. Even Sinofsky’s benefactor,
Microsoft’s then-CEO Steve Ballmer, was removed from office. Why
did all this happen? Because together, these people set the
company and Windows back by years and have perhaps destroyed what
was once the most successful software franchise of all time.