The tech journalists are full of advice about what Microsoft should do to fix Windows 8. They were also full of advice about Vista. Microsoft ignored them then and Microsoft will ignore them now. Microsoft management lives in a closed world. Anyway, some of the suggestions strike me as frivolous.
At MarketWatch, John Dvorak joins in with his article Microsoft needs a Windows 8 fix now . Ironically, he makes this observation about Microsoft, “…it never apologizes and doggedly says whatever it just did is great and innovative, always hoping to convince itself.” He then goes right on with his advice that Microsoft get rid of any touch capability and the Metro interface altogether. And how likely is that?
Another piece of drastic advice comes from Tom Warren at The Verge. He writes that it is time to drop the Windows name entirely. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer must love that suggestion.
A more practical suggestion that comes from many sources but is also likely to be ignored by Ballmer is that the price of the new Microsoft Surface devices is too high and should be lowered. Spot on, but milking customers is the Microsoft way.