Critics have recently based Microsoft's Windows 8 by claiming that the operating system is the beginning of the end for Microsoft as a whole, among other dramatic statements. Microsoft has fired back against these critics stating that Windows 8 is "getting better every day."
Microsoft is set to bring back the Start button in the upcoming Windows 8.1 update for Windows 8, which prompted a report on the Financial Times. According to the Financial Times, by adding the Start button back, Microsoft is admitting its failures. They even compared Windows 8 to Coca-Cola’s New Coke fiasco! Many other news sites reported the same thing, comparing Windows 8 to the New Coke.
Microsoft is now firing back at critics urging everyone to avoid sensational news reports and to "stay centered." In fact, Microsoft touts Windows 8 as "a good product" that is getting better every day. "Unlike a can of soda, a computer operating system offers different experiences to different customers to meet different needs, while still moving the entire industry toward an exciting future of touch, mobility, and seamless, cross-device experiences," Microsoft adds.
Microsoft has already sold 100 million licenses for Windows 8 and is continually listening to feedback while improving Windows 8, in an effort to make "what’s good even better." Microsoft's Julie Larson-Green recently stated that there have been over 739 fixes to Windows 8 since its release in October of 2012.