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The world beyond Microsoft

Mar 30, 2009, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wiktor Wandachowicz)

[ Thanks to Adam M. for this link. ]

"The World Won't End

First of all, its obvious that the world wouldn't collapse in this case. Yes, there are plenty of software, either home and business dedicated, that relies 100% on Windows. Microsoft has a large market around its operating system, a market commonly driven by "sell plenty and earn even more" attitude. Such a single-crop area.

"But life always would find some way. Something would have to happen - so let's look at the possibilities, shall we?

"Would diversity work ?
Not so long ago, a home computer was usually 8 bit machine, followed by 16 bit over time. I mean such traditional "consoles" like Atari, ZX Spectrum, Commodore/Amiga, and so on. Software developers, releasing a new game for instance, would prepare different versions for different hardware platforms. So it was possible back then! Well, actually, it still is - just look at game consoles like PlayStation, GameCube, DreamCast and so on - it is often possible for a game to be released for different platforms. Of course, not always and not all titles, but it happens."

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