Microsoft Apps Store reached a goal of 50,000 Apps On: 03/24/2013 Views: 38
"50,000 apps in 4 months is an impressive milestone, and as more people adapt to Windows 8 and Windows tablets, we should see some great advancements for the OS in the future." (http://www.slashgear.com/microsofts-windows-store-reaches-50000-apps-milestone-23275104/) Of course, there is still a lot of space between the highly popular iPad app store and Microsoft's new store. My question is, did Microsoft make the correct decision "betting the farm" on the tablet-oriented Windows 8, or was it still a rash decision that will remain offensive to desktop users who are vulnerable to "gorilla-arm"? I'm guessing that Windows 9 will backtrack a bit, to recapture some of the desktop market. My evidence for this is that commercial businesses are still leery of Windows 8, with most purchases still going to Windows 7. Dell for example, sells almost exclusively the Windows 7 OS on all of its business machines.