Forrester predicts an ugly year for M$:
“When traditional PCs, tablets and smartphones are combined — Forrester dubs the three as a category called “personal devices” — Microsoft’s 2008 share of all operating systems in 2008, a whopping 95%, has fallen to 30% in 2012. The exploding growth of smartphones, where Microsoft has little traction, and tablets, where it has essentially none on the eve of Windows 8 and its offshoot Windows RT, have not only negated Microsoft’s gains in Windows users of traditional PCs, but put it in the hole.”
Forrester predicts M$ will split the OS into small/large versions. I recently wrote that was critical, not that M$ would ever take my advice, but at least it shows I am not “out to lunch”. I am so enjoying watching M$’s monopoly crash to Earth. Of course, M$ could revert to being a normal business and produce software instead of taxing the world, but that won’t happen. They are in quicksand and the more they struggle against Nature the lower they will fall. Reality will take years to penetrate the thick skulls at M$, so I predict multiple ugly years.