Source: The Register.
That's how Gartner, a Microsoft friendly analyst firm, described Windows 8. It looks like more and more people will be opting for Windows 7 and wait it out to see what Windows 9 will offer.
There's more. Gartner tried to make the best of it. Windows 8 could be good on a tablet but definitely horrible as a desktop experience.
This will give competitors, well, Apple, a very good opportunity to capture a larger segment of the PC market with its upcoming Mountain Lion which has many new features that both home and enterprise users will really like. And Apple has retained the familiar look and feel of the Mac OS X even as it lightly peppered a few iOS features as not to annoy users - more like beta testing them to see how well they do.
To be fair, Gartner has been more wrong than right. Only DigiTimes is worse.