Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jan 2014 01:56 UTC

Although Apple and Google officially sit out the biggest tech trade show of the year, their platforms are well represented by the third parties that create thousands of products for them. This year it feels like Microsoft is simply being left out.

Windows has virtually no presence in the two biggest things to hit computing in a long time, and it's starting to show. Microsoft may not be in trouble - but Windows is.

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by jockm on Fri 10th Jan 2014 02:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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Tablets are rising like crazy. Microsoft has no presence here.

No presence in tablets? I am not saying Windows 8/Windows RT tablets are going gangbusters but they do have a presence in tablets.

It also gets more complicated because x86 windows 8.x tablets aren't counted as tablets in most of the numbers I have seen. I own a iPad, but I also own (and love) a Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx; and use it in the exact same way as I do my iPad 95% of the time (the other 5% is for programming Microcontrollers, CPLDs, and FPGAs that are poorly supported on OSX*).

So you want to amend that assessment?

*: Before anyone suggests a Windows VM, JTAG programmers and other ISP programmers have poor support in VMs.

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