Interesting results from our non-scientific poll here (you can vote yourself on the front page of our site). This is after Gartner basically said that the End is Nigh. Certainly, videos like this don’t help the cause.
I could wax lyrical on the good and bad about Windows, vs. Mac, vs. Linux, but that’s a long post which I don’t have time for.
However, I will make the observation that Apple has no chance of making real gains on Windows without decoupling their OS from their hardware.
Why Apple won’t do this is beyond me. Who cares about higher revenue from selling hardware? It’s the profit that matters — I’d rather sell something with a 99% gross margin (like Windows), than sell hardware at a gross margin of 35%.
And I’d rather take over the world than be satisfied with single-digit, albeit growing, market share. (Fill me in if you know more — I’m certainly not an expert on Apple’s internal thinking, although I may need to become one.)
Is the end really near for Windows? Let me know your thoughts.