“8” is not a Platform but a Pile of Sand

A major concept in the Wintel monopoly was that the desktop OS would be a platform. Until this year, that was strongly maintained (except for Vista, somewhat). “8” breaks the mould entirely. M$ has so limited “8” and placed so many restrictions on it that “8” will be a work in progress for years before it becomes a platform for IT generally. All the “partners” will have to provide free labour to Wintel to build the edifice

Whether the slaves comply or revolt remains to be seen. There are enough examples today of OEMs and ISVs building efficiently on FLOSS to facilitate a revolt against M$, freeing the slaves.

Windows 8 is unlikely to benefit from enterprise market in short term.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to “8” is not a Platform but a Pile of Sand

  1. kozmcrae says:

    A pile yes. Of sand? Well, that’s putting it nicely.

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