Windows Is Collapsing. Is It The End Of The World As We Know It?

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  1. ScreamingEagle
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    April 11, 2008

    In a conference held in Las Vegas, two Gartner analysts presented a report titled "Windows Is Collapsing: How What Comes Next Will Improve", Computer World reported.

    Citing reasons such as Microsoft’s failure to innovate and introduce new features in its operating system, the complexity of Windows and the increasing migration of users to the OS-independent applications, Michael Silver and Neil MacDonald concluded that, "for Microsoft, its ecosystem and its customers, the situation is untenable."

    Rest assured though that Windows will not collapse overnight. According to the two analysts, it will take at least three years until Microsoft’s OS will be outrun by the Web applications created by its rivals.

    "Sometime in the middle of the next decade, Windows will be playing a much less important role on the desktop," MacDonald said, quoted by PC World.

    But as Silver and MacDonald pointed out, there is a big IF. Microsoft will have to deal with this apocalyptic scenario, only IF they won’t be able to prove they are able to innovate and create “a thinner, smaller and modular” version of Windows. Windows Vista failed to meet these criteria, therefore its lack of success.

    Another reason why Microsoft should change the concept behind its operating system is related to the emerging markets. The PC hardware market will continue to slowly increase based mainly on the sales in those markets, as the analysts noted, and they need an operating system that doesn’t require an expensive hardware to run, as is the case with Windows Vista. "Windows as we know it must be replaced," Silver and MacDonald concluded.

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    I hope so. I've always hated windows.
     

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