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

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]: Backwards perhaps?
by tylerdurden on Sat 11th Jan 2014 19:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Backwards perhaps?"
tylerdurden
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True, which is why I personally think the best metric is the percentage of servers being sold without a windows license.

I simply provided revenue to expand the context. Microsoft could be commanding a minimal part of the server space, and yet they would be the OS vendor making the most money in it.

The point I was trying to make is that the equivalence between Linux on the desktop and Windows on the server is not correct. IMO.

Although I can see the writing on the wall for Microsoft's current business model (and perhaps the company itself if it can't adapt), once free is good enough you better be able to make it up on services or you are toast.

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