Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
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ricegf
Member since:
2007-04-25

I doubt it would be Linux, though, in any of its current forms


But I strongly suspect it will be Linux in yet another remix.

Windows will never die. DOS is still kicking, for that matter. But the Wintel monopoly is toast. Choice with a web core appears to be the new computing platform, and the open technologies such as Linux and Qt provide a lot of fodder for the computing gene pool.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"I doubt it would be Linux, though, in any of its current forms


But I strongly suspect it will be Linux in yet another remix.
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That's exactly why I phrased it as I did. I don't feel comfortable predicting whether it will be a Linux-kernel + modifications + some new userland or not, but that would be the easiest path forward.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

But the Wintel monopoly is toast. Choice with a web core appears to be the new computing platform


Show me the web counterparts to Visual Studio, 3d Max, Full Featured Photoshop, Maya, Autocad, WoW, Guild Wars 2. ;)

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Ah, yes, the tired Photoshop and AutoCAD canards, the Last True Hope for those who believe in the Eternal Wintel Monopoly.

Hate to break the news, but most people don't use Photoshop, and most have never even seen AutoCAD; but an iPad and a Galaxy, those they've seen! In the meantime, you might look into which operating system is used to render professional movies nowadays. You might also check into which operating system is used to run real 3D design software such as Catia.

I clearly stated that Windows will never die, but the future does not belong to Windows. The Wintel monopoly is toast, and neither Photoshop nor AutoCAD nor your other favorite programs can save it.

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