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Microsoft just unleashed Windows 8 on the public, which means corporate IT guys are tearing their hair out right about now. Windows 8 is unlike any other Windows operating system, as it’s designed for the portable device market, which Microsoft also dove into headfirst today with the launch of its Surface tablet. There are a lot of things to like about Windows 8, but right now it’s buggy and I think people are going to have a hard time adapting to it. I fear it’s more like Windows Vista than the better and smoother Windows 7. This is a radical change for the desktop, but I think it’s a change for the better. I think people are going to make the switch, but I think they’re not going to do it unless they go kicking and screaming. This is what we have to get used to, as Microsoft goes for the portable, post-PC market. Get ready: the future of Microsoft begins today.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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