The difference between Apple and Microsoft? Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion in February and today you can buy the update for $20.
I feel like we’ve been waiting for Windows 8 to release for at least a year. It strikes me that Microsoft’s biggest problem is they aren’t nimble enough to compete in the current consumer tech landscape. It’s not that they don’t have a vision — they do — it’s just the game is moving faster than they are currently playing. They have the enterprise tech and money to sustain themselves, but what if their bet on Windows 8 fails?