Closing Windows?


Buzz of the day is around a presentation by Gartner analysts Michael Silver and Neil MacDonald called "Windows Is Collapsing: How What Comes Next Will Improve."

"For Microsoft, its ecosystem and its customers, the situation is untenable," said the Gartner guys, reports Gregg Keizer.

An earlier report from Forrester Research showed only 6.3% of 50,000 enterprise users surveyed had moved to Vista by the end of 2007. Adoption numbers for this year look tepid, too.

Asay: "Gartner's recommendations for how Windows should change sound eerily like a recommendation to become...Linux."

Portfolio considers the Yahoo deal in light of the Windows report.

Previously at CIOI: "Microsoft rules the desktop, but its dominance will diminish."


2 Comments for "Closing Windows?"

  • Tamon April 17, 2008 11:56 am

    Well ... with Vista demanding such high-end systems which and a mass move in emerging economies to go IT, the only option for most people in those markets will be pirated copies of Windows or linux ... and if Microsoft continues its antipiracy drive ... the choice becomes easier. Windows isn't going to be champ forever - fact of life. "Everything that has a beginning has an end"

  • Paul Masley April 15, 2008 6:12 pm

    Silver and MacDonald are just a bunch of "MS Bashing" Linux limpwrists. A great wish of mine would be for all of the hackers in the world to take a just a one week break from attacking MS and the applications written for MS and just start attacking Linux and all of their variations. Then we all would see just how secure their software is.

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