Companies need to build drivers, developers need to test and ensure compatibility, and manufacturers need to figure out the best way for their hardware to support the new software. Plus, the Windows Store needs more and better apps if it’s going to be compelling from day one.
- Getting the drivers right will prevent another Vista (the failure was in the lack of internal hardware drivers)
- Getting the trackpads right will prevent Windows 8 turning into its own Vista (where the failure, instead of being on the inside, will be on the outside — trackpad)
- Getting the Windows Store populated will be unconvincing for so many people that do not buy software (e.g. people like my parents)