Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Feb 2010 22:55 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, the sheer size of a company like Microsoft can make it quite hard to see and realise just how large and profitable such a company can really be. In these kinds of situations, there's nothing like a clear graph to make all those pretty numbers tangible. Up to a point.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 13th Feb 2010 17:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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*Desktop operating systems are toast, finished, done with* in the consumer space. Workstations and desktop OSes are for geeks and businesses, they do not serve the majority's needs.

As with a post I responded to yesterday (claiming that "XP is dead"), your statement will probably be borne out in the long term - but stating it in the present tense is a teensy bit premature. Remember that minicomputers didn't suddenly become irrelevant the second that microcomputers became available.

And it's hard not to be skeptical about predictions of the "death of the desktop," when we've been hearing those exact same predictions for the past 15 years. Remember when "network computers" were the latest sure-fire "desktop-killer"? Or "Internet appliances"?

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