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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by princealfie, Feb 1, 2007.
Looks like this will be the "real" upgrade, folks?
The question is, will it be released in my lifetime (BTW, I'm 29)
God....who will care at that point? The new direction is appliances not "wow, check out my new OS". People are more focused on a solution or appliance that will satisfy a task need, not on what OS they are running for the job.
depends how healthy you are, or if you don't bother looking when crossing roads.
I think it's questionable whether there will ever be a new desktop operating system from Microsoft, at least as we have come to think of operating systems as being a singular product. It took five years for Vista to come out. In another five years, I think the operating system on an actual computer will be less important. Although we have been able to see this theoretically for quite some time, it is starting to become an actuality that more advanced operating systems are being used on cell phones and televisions (iPhone and Apple TV).
eh......and microsoft is just going to disappear right? You guys realize that microsoft is making more money on vista now than when xp and 95 launched. I am sorry to burst your bubbles but microsoft won't be going anywhere.
I don't think they are implying MS is going away in five years. However, this may be the last time MS releases a huge operating system, which does a lot more than just enabling programs interact with the hardware. Instead, the market seems to be moving in the direction of web based software and computing appliances, devices which are good at a few functions, but not everything. You can bet Microsoft will resist as much as it can, but unless it really drops the ball, it will still be a big player in such a business environment as well. Of course, the question is whether this will happen in five or ten years time.
Where is your data supporting that theory?
Yes, as the others have said I don't think Microsoft will disappear at all. I have no doubt they make huge amounts of money from their installed user base. I also think they have incredibly smart people working for them (they just seem to not be able to translate that into incredibly smart products). I just don't think that Windows will have as much relevance in the future as it had in the past. Windows has been a way to let people access the hardware in their PCs. And whether you like Windows or not, it's not really up for debate that Windows functions enough for people to be able to access their hardware in useful ways. But in terms of innovation, I'm not saying all has been done with computers that can be, but certainly a lot has been done. Apple will continue to push the envelope, being more nimble than Microsoft. But even Apple is obviously looking and now acting beyond the computer.
I don't remember but think about it this way there are way more PCs now than there ever were and each new pc ships with vista.