Microsoft’s profit margins are among the highest in the world. They are especially high in areas where Microsoft has little competition. That includes Windows, where Microsoft still has what is effectively a monopoly on the desktop. The price of Windows is now a substantial contributor to the cost of lower-end systems. But look what a […]
Paul Thurrott is a long-time observer of Microsoft and has written many books and articles about Windows and other Microsoft products. He has recently written a number of articles about the failure of Windows 8 and Microsoft’s falling behind in the mobile era. Thurrott is not a Microsoft basher. In fact. he has been a […]
John Gruber’s blog, Daring Fireball, often has some very interesting reading. A recent article called Microsoft, Past and Future has some very insightful analysis of Microsoft, its history, and its future. It’s worth looking at.
I have been saying for years that Windows was not a suitable operating system for the majority of the world’s home PC users. Unfortunately, the Windows monopoly and its giant ecosystem were totally pervasive and there was no real alternative. Apple confined itself to the high end and Linux was fractured into a bewildering assortment […]
Microsoft’s effort to make Windows the operating system for everybody, everywhere means that Windows is enormously complex. Backward compatibility, support for all sorts of hardware, and the ability to run many different kinds of software have created a jungle of code. Personally, I think that this attempt to have a single operating system for the […]
Microsoft wants to update their software more rapidly, but the wheels seem to be coming off—Chris Hoffman at the How-To Geek writing about Microsoft’s series of botched updates in the last half of 2013.
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