When Microsoft unveiled the next version of Windows at CES earlier this month, it planned to have Windows run on any device. That has however, not come about, as yet. The result is that users are stuck with the current version which does not fit into devices its successor is designed to.
Additionally, according to analysts, the lack of product from its hardware partners has resulted in a relative dearth of Windows 7 in tablet PCs.
They add that it could be said that Microsoft's failure in this regard has also contributed to a much stronger than expected sales for the iPad, of which Apple sold 7.33 million units during the last three months of 2010, grabbing the "best-selling tech gadget in history" title following its introduction.
However, the software giant seems to have drawn up plans up to promote Windows 7 as the better of the two computing platforms, they add.
In a set of slides it sent out to its reseller partners the company has listed out ways in which Windows offers greater security and breakout features, while also being more agile, fitting into more than just one hardware form factor.
Microsoft faults iPad on compatibility with things such as support for peripherals, security protocols, Adobe's Flash and Microsoft's own Silverlight.