Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Good bye Microsoft!

Even though today most desktop and laptop computers are still using Microsoft Windows, there is a huge shift occurring in the computer industry. With the latest announcement that Google is banning Microsoft Windows in its workplace and shifting to alternative operating systems such as Mac OS X and Linux, things for Microsoft are not looking very good. With Linux already being a mature OS, it can definitely go head to head with Microsoft Windows and Mac OS as well. Pressure on Microsoft Windows is not only occurring from the desktop, laptop and netbook market but also from many other devices such as Tablet PCs and smartphones. Today, a lot of people do not connect to the Internet only through PC's but through many different technologies. It is these new technologies that along with alternative operating systems such as Mac OS and Linux are lowering the usage of Microsoft Windows overall. With the release of Google Chrome OS at the end of the year, Linux will take even more market share away from Windows. It seems that Microsoft is slowly fading from its dominant position and loosing its monopoly. Only through innovation will Microsoft be able to defend its place but it seems that this is very unlikely. Microsoft has become too big and sluggish. It is time to bid Microsoft good bye and embrace the up and coming alternatives.

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