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Windows 8's five biggest enemies

Feb 16, 2012, 13:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"5. The Linux & Mac Desktops

"What? You thought I was going to say that the Linux and/or Mac desktops were going to rise up from their combined less than 10% of the desktop marketplace and smite Windows 8? Please. Contrary to Windows fanatics? view of me, I?m not a Linux fanboy. I just like what works.

"Specifically, I think the Linux desktop is the best for power users and I think the Mac desktop is best for people who just want an easy to use desktop. Thanks though to Microsoft?s illegal desktop monopoly in the 90s, its rivals never had a chance to flourish and to this day they?ve never been able to catch up. Windows 8 won?t increase Windows? PC market-share, but it will only cause a slight decrease on the desktop, not a catastrophic decline. Unfortunately for Microsoft, Windows 8 has far more bigger rivals to worry about.

"4. Google Chrome Operating System and the cloud"

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