CEO Paul Otellini has told the company’s Taiwanese employees that Microsoft will launch its upcoming Windows 8, despite the OS not being fully ready.
Otellini said that Windows 8 requires some improvements to be made, but that Microsoft will handle them once the product is out the door. Apparently, the OS lacks robust applications and driver bugs are aplenty.
It’s no secret that Microsoft is anxious to get Windows 8 out as soon as possible. After all, the holiday shopping sprees and the madness they cause may just make everyone buy Apple gear, and Redmond wouldn’t like that one bit.
Truth be told, all Microsoft’s OS’ came out slightly, or quite, buggy, only to be polished afterwards. Microsoft’s spokesperson says that Windows 8 is “the most tested, reviewed and ready operating system in Microsoft’s history”. Well, considering Microsoft’s history, that can't be a lot.