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Research director for Gartner slates the operating system when used on desktop PCs

Windows 8 is “bad”

Following yesterday’s bashing of Microsoft’s latest operating system by Valve’s head, Gabe Newell, the onslaught has continued with the latest comments coming from analyst firm Gartner.

Analyst firm Gartner has become the latest firm to publicly slate Microsoft’s latest operating system.

When discussing Windows 8 as a desktop OS, the company used just one word to sum up the experience: "bad."

The comments follow yesterday’s bashing of Microsoft 8 by Valve boss Gabe Newell, who described the OS as "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space".

Research Director for Gartner, Gunnar Berger, throughly tested the OS through a five-part review, which found it to be very good when used on touch-screen devices.

He also found that using the OS with a Samsung slate device meant he could ditch the habit of traveling with both a laptop and iPad, as the device running Windows 8 could perform the roles of both devices more than tolerably well.

However, a survey conducted by the company found that the majority of its interviewees were less than excited by Windows 8.

“We recently did a large field research study and specifically asked all of our interviewees if they were looking at Windows 8, most laughed. The fact is most enterprises are still trying to get to Windows 7 and few enterprises are ready for Windows 8" stated Berger within the review.

It will be interesting to see who bashes the OS next, or if Microsoft will respond to any of the recent comments made.

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