Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system is Windows 8, but it seems that the platform might not be as well-received as Microsoft would like. In fact a recent ad and announcement by HP seemed to highlight that. Just last week, HP announced that they will be bringing back their Windows 7 PCs, which were apparently due to “popular demand”, suggesting that HP might not have as much faith in the Windows 8 operating system. To a certain extent it was also speculated that HP would be dropping Windows 8 in favor of the more popular Windows 7. Well the good news for those who are worried that this might be a “step back” for HP, fret not because HP has since clarified their latest move on their blog.
According to HP, “Whether you’ve been reading the tech news blogs – or just saw an ad on our hp shopping page, you’ve probably been asking yourself, “Why is HP selling Windows 7 PCs in a Windows 8 world?” The answer is dead simple: Choice. We like giving our customers the option to get the computer that’s right for them.” HP goes on to clarify that they are not, by any long shot, dropping Windows 8. “We want people to be happy with our computers – whichever option they choose – BUT WE ARE NOT DROPPING WINDOWS 8.” So there you have it folks, if you wanted a Windows 8 HP PC, you can, but at the same time for those who still prefer Windows 7, that option is available to you as well.