Windows 8 Launch Raises Questions About PC Industry

PC sales have slowed and Windows 8 will have a new interface and learning curve, providing next week's launch with many unknowns


Microsoft will report its fiscal first quarter earnings on Thursday and all eyes will be on the Windows 8 launch next week. However, expectations for the Windows 8 launch appear to be mixed at best.

The PC industry just isn't sure what to make of Windows 8. Intel CEO Paul Otellini noted there are many form factors and it's unclear which one will win. Otellini said what hardware ultimately wins with Windows 8 may not be known for a year.