Broken Windows Can’t Be Fixed

“Yesterday, the Net was abuzz with chatter and tweets about
Gartner presentation, ‘Windows Is Collapsing: How What Comes Next
Will Improve.’ I concur that Windows is broken, but I don’t agree
that it’s fixable.

“It’s the problem of legacy and Microsoft’s ridiculous
integration strategy. Windows is a fat client for a thin world.
There’s no future place for the desktop client. Computing is
shifting from the desktop to the device and server. Windows,
particularly Vista, has too much middle-age girth to dance with the
lithely crowd…”

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