Ugly Years

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.

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 Ugly Years

  1. dougman says:

    Salient point: Microsoft’s 2008 share of all operating systems in 2008, a whopping 95%, has fallen to 30% in 2012.

    Notice, none of the trolls are refuting this.

    This morning I was at a dentist office, and they were having troubles using Outlook. I should them they could be using Google Calendar from the cloud and $250 Chromebooks base d on Linux.

    The owner was ecstatic and scheduled to meet with me next week.

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