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Windows' Endgame. Desktop Linux's Failure.

Jun 20, 2011, 10:03 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)


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"Desktop Linux’s future isn’t any better. Windows isn’t declining because of Linux’s security or stability benefits. No, as Ed points out, it’s declining because of the rise of mobile computing. Apple’s iPhone and iPad are the ‘villians†in the mystery of who killing Windows. And, they’re also killing off the traditional desktop Linux.

"When I say this though I don’t mean that Windows won’t still be on computers in 2021. It will be. What it won’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."

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