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lotuseclat79

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Techworld.com article here.

Calling the situation "untenable" and describing Windows as "collapsing," a pair of Gartner analysts have claimed that Microsoft must make radical changes to the operating system or risk becoming a has-been.

Yeah, too bad about Singularity (See MS Research Web Page (In the spotlight))
here - just what they need, but no way to accommodate their applications base, i.e. revenue stream!

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Thank you for the info!

I honestly believe that the only way Microsoft will have the "has been" title is if or when someone creates an o/s that will surpass Windows for every business and home user. The majority of all o/s users run Windows and granted it's not a gem, but it's one that most people are used to. Too bad there isn't an o/s that is alot like Windows, but more reliable =P
 

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MSFT's current quarter will surprise all the financial analysts as the home PC builders come to realize that XP sales shut off soon. They will be putting away an extra copy of XP.
 
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MSFT's current quarter will surprise all the financial analysts as the home PC builders come to realize that XP sales shut off soon. They will be putting away an extra copy of XP.
Public demand has already extended sales and support dates for XP. I expect the same again as MS does not wish to alienate any more potential customers. I suspect MS would rather sell XP than lose a customer to Linux or MAC or something.

They have already acknowledged that Vista leaves a huge gap in the PC market.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080404/tc_pcworld/144135

When there is enough demand, someone will supply.
As MAC and Linux pick up steam in the market share, more and more apps and games will be made for them.
 
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Public demand has already extended sales and support dates for XP. I expect the same again as MS does not wish to alienate any more potential customers. I suspect MS would rather sell XP than lose a customer to Linux or MAC or something.

They have already acknowledged that Vista leaves a huge gap in the PC market.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080404/tc_pcworld/144135

When there is enough demand, someone will supply.
As MAC and Linux pick up steam in the market share, more and more apps and games will be made for them.
Users fight to save Windows XP
"You really can't make 69 percent of your installed base unhappy with you," he said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080414/ap_on_hi_te/microsoft_save_xp_4
 

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The link about the low cost PC needs only mentioned XP Home going to OEM manufacturers. The other link is no guarantee that M/S will relent on shutting off the supply of activation numbers.

So I bought a copy of XP Pro SP2 for a future build. Probably can sell it for what I paid if I don't need it.
 

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interesting......been reading about this on a few sites, interesting to follow.
 

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Midori musings: Thoughts on a "post-Windows" OS.

The big excitement in Microsoftland this week has been further news of Midori. Midori is claimed to be Microsoft's "post-Windows" operating system—a new platform for the future. The SD Times claims to have seen internal Microsoft documents describing the company's plans for the new OS, and it says that Midori will be a commercial derivative of the Singularity project. Say hello to a cloud-computing-ready .NET OS.

The 5 sections of the article are:
1) Dreaming in the cloud
2) Problem one: compatibility
3) Problem two: parallelism
4) A platform for the future
5) Dead end or huge hit?

-- Tom
 
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