The CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer has said the upcoming operating system from the company could see as many 500 million users using it by 2013, which is the number of Windows 7 devices that can be potentially upgraded. Ballmer has gone onto say this OS is being seen as a "rebirth of MS Windows" and not the usually upgrade of its software.
He was speaking at the Seoul Digital Forum in South Korea and said that Windows 8 will offer the “deepest, broadest and most impactful" experience to its users and with the SkyDrive Cloud integration he believe this would see the operating system adopted by many PC users.
Ballmer forecasted that Windows will be amongst a small number of cloud-connecting operating systems that developers will want to support as he said "The number of core [cloud] platforms, around which software developers will do their innovation, is not ever-broadening."
He added, "It's really a quite smaller and focused number - Windows, various forms of Linux, the Apple ecosystem. There will be just a few ecosystems that really can get the critical mass."
Windows 8 is scheduled to be released later this year with a second preview version of the operating system being made available in June. Ballmer also disclosed that Skype for Windows 8 will be launching soon.
Published on Thursday 24 May 2012 @ 10:44:32 by ANDYW
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