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  • Can Google and Apple take over the PC market?

    Posted on May 3rd, 2016 at 07:45 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Very important post by Paul Thurrott:

    Can Google and Apple take over the PC market?

    And some significant insight from Steve Sinofsky:

    This misses one point

    If you want to see the (bleak) future of Windows, I think they’ve nailed it. Google and Apple are going to roll over the PC market by building their mobile OS’s “up.” Microsoft’s lost by trying to shrink its dinosaur “down.”

    The transition’s going to take a while, but I’m convinced that my son’s going to grow up in a world where “Windows” elicits the same old-fuddy-duddy response as “IBM,” “BlackBerry,” “AltaVista,” and (dare I say it) “Yahoo!”

    BTW: Don’t get me wrong. Windows is going to be around for a long, long time. Microsoft may put the marketing name “Windows” on some other product. But Windows as we know it isn’t going to be at the forefront of worthwhile technological advances – indeed, hasn’t been for some time.