Win 8 / Surface sales down

Stories were plentiful last week about Windows 8’s lackluster beginning. This information is basically irrelevant since the Windows client OS is not something the average person runs out to buy upon release. Plus PC sales are down anyway due to tablet competition. A more interesting piece ran in PC Mag – “Microsoft Slashes Orders for Surface RT Tablets in 2012“. Fortune ran a story last week about dismal sales of Surface on Black Friday citing anecdotal evidence that the iPad outsold it 10 to 1 (actually none!).