6 months ago Windows 8 was released to the public. The reception to the touchscreen-based operating system has been mixed, but according to Microsoft was selling quite well at launch and shortly after. Now its been 6 months and Microsoft is being a little more quiet about sales figures and appears to be working on an update (Windows Blue or 8.1). The Verge takes a closer look at the past 6 months since Windows 8 was launched.
The Windows 8 operating system debuted on October 26th, six months ago today. Intended as the savior of a flagging PC industry, Microsoft's latest software is designed specifically for touch-equipped hardware. While Apple continues to increase its iPad shipments year-on-year, Microsoft and its OEMs are fresh out the gate with an operating system that tries to marry a keyboard and mouse-driven UI to a modern touch-enabled interface. Microsoft provided some early signs of Windows 8's sales performance, but recently it has been rather quiet. How well is the big Windows 8 gamble paying off?