The world beyond Microsoft
Mar 30, 2009, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wiktor Wandachowicz)
[ Thanks to Adam M. for this
"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
"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."