Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 18:16 UTC
Microsoft "After years of domination, Microsoft is finally facing serious threats at the cores of its business, Office and Windows. Consumers and businesses alike are largely purchasing devices based on their capabilities and form factors rather than the software contained within. Windows is slowly becoming commoditized and Microsoft's traditional allies are looking at Android and Chrome OS as viable alternatives, a trend that threatens the Windows monopoly. Microsoft faces a tricky balancing act as it faces a future that's very different from its existing business." Good article by Tom Warren.
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RE: Chrome OS?
by Wafflez on Tue 9th Apr 2013 16:42 UTC in reply to "Chrome OS?"
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2011-06-26

True, pretty much everyone's using Exchange and SharePoint in my country.

As long as business uses Microsoft's platform (and trying to migrate business even to newer versions is hard enough, so switching platform is out of question for sure) and people work on their Windows company computers... Well, I don't see many office people embracing a different platform at home.

I really doubt Microsoft is going to die. Tablets, phones — yes and that's irrelevant. Jobs died, please let his post pc dream die too.

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