I've been standing back and watching at our local Best Buy. The Apple section and the tablet sections are packed but almost no one goes to the Windows 8 section.
Not what i'm seeing.. I'm seeing that most stores still have their Windows 7 pcs showcased and maybe have 1-2 windows 8 laptops that were merely upgraded windows 7 machines. The stores that do have windows 8 ultrabooks, desktops, all in ones and tablets with windows 8 are absolutely packed.
So for those of you who work at stores where they don't give a crap, you guys fail. If you work at a store that bothered to build out a windows 8 display and setup PC's with touch screens, you guys get it.
I would like to see sales from businesses and corporations on Windows 8. I think a majority of corporation are going to be using Windows 7 for a long time if they have even switched over from XP. Individual purchases of W8 will be from a younger age group 18-30. More of a gimmicky OS that people want to purchase to play with and they can tell their friends they have it. Not very functional for most, especially desktop users when looking at installing and quickly adapting and getting to work.
Can you quite it with the nonsense? You have no clue what corporations want and no clue what end users want. Windows 8 has a lot more even over Windows7 for corporate deployment, management and quite frankly, a lot of IT shops will be thrilled to push out windows 8 because management of infrastructures running WinRT apps is a lot less of a hassle than current win32 apps. There will be a learning curve, but people aren't idiots and learning windows 8 is quite often a lot easier than learning some kludgy sucky line of business application that people learn because its their JOB.
Virtualization, modernizing of apps to html5 and the ability to run remote desktops and remote applications is pushing many corporations to Bring your own device (BYOD) and quite frankly, nothing connects to BYOD any better than a Windows 8 system. Employees will just bring their own device and the apps/services will be virtualized and presented through a controlled fashion.