Windows' Endgame. Desktop Linux's Failure.
Jun 20, 2011, 10:03 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Desktop Linuxâ€™s future
isnâ€™t any better. Windows
isnâ€™t declining because of
Linuxâ€™s security or stability benefits. No, as
Ed points out, itâ€™s declining because of the
rise of mobile computing. Appleâ€™s iPhone and
iPad are the â€˜villiansâ€ in the
mystery of who killing Windows. And, theyâ€™re
also killing off the traditional desktop Linux.
"When I say this though I donâ€™t mean that
Windows wonâ€™t still be on computers in 2021. It
will be. What it wonâ€™t be though is the
dominant computing platform. Unlike Ed, I do think that Microsoft
is moving too late to a mobile, tablet-based computing paradigm.
Windows 8 will be too little, too late."