What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell us
Codebreaker

Arrival now set, Windows 8 is dividing the tech world

Jeff Horwich Feb 10, 2012

Microsoft said this week the official unveiling on Windows 8 will be on Feb. 29, and both the celebration and hang-wringing are underway. Windows is undoubtedly important, given its continued dominance generally, and particularly in the workplace. And Windows 8 is a full-on interface reboot, compared with the more incremental changes from XP to Vista to Windows 7. Some folks are very unhappy.
Others are drooling over it.
In the meantime, Microsoft needs a hit. Europe seems to be leading the gradual de-Windows-ization of the world, with sales figures shrinking big-time

Marketplace is on a mission.

We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.

Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?

Your donation is critical to the future of public service journalism. Support our work today – for as little as $5 – and help us keep making people smarter.