M$ is a Dropout

IT has moved on and M$ has “dropped out”. They are the losers of the 21st century. Walmart is advertising tablets and naturally, if you select the lowest priced ones, you see nothing but Android/Linux on dozens of choices. Look as I might, there was not one running that other OS, not “8”, “7” or not-Metro at any price…


  • System Blackberry Tablet OS 1
  • Google Android 88

They should show

  • That Other OS 0,nada,zilch

see Tablet PCs : iPad & eReaders – Walmart.com.

The inevitable result is that M$’s share of IT, even on consumers’ PCs is declining rapidly. Moore’s Law, FLOSS and the world has moved on at a great pace no longer willing to be taxed, restricted and limited by M$.

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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5 Responses to M$ is a Dropout

  1. kozmcrae says:

    tomspom wrote:

    “I say a wasted 20 years of tech.”

    You could say we were the sacrificial generation. We suffered under the Microsoft monopoly and fought it as best we could. Now the fog of their monopoly is beginning to lift.

    I hope future generations will appreciate the freedom they will have but somehow I think the Microsoft years will just be a dim memory. The World will be in a hurry to forget about Microsoft.

  2. tomspom says:

    Well, M$ is finally dying after all these years. My life is wasted and so were netbooks, the escape route blocked by M$ lies, and now they are trying to block the escape routes of phones and tablets but are finally failing. I say good riddance to the egotistical moronic gates and balmer. I say a wasted 20 years of tech. I say behold the future. I just wish my own life were not wasted as such.

  3. Kevin Lynch says:

    GCHQ in the UK is making moves to remove the security hurdles that stop FLOSS being used by government. The city of Munich has reportedly saved around €10 MILLION with it’s LiMux project. The US has switched it’s drones from Windows to Linux.

    We’re in a recession. A very deep and long recession. Not even governments can afford to pay over the odds for buggy software that never gets properly fixed.

  4. ram says:

    Never under estimate the power of bribery and kickbacks to influence government purchases however.

  5. kozmcrae says:

    They’re not here and I’m laughing at them.

    Ha, ha, ha ha ha ha haaaaaaa!

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