Windows: Dead OS Running?

by admin April 14, 2008 at 7:03 pm

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

The conference put the IT world on fire. On blogs and elsewhere, the debate is on: are the two Gartner analysts right or are they way off track? 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.

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