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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Does Windows Have One Foot In The Grave?  

Fifteen years ago Microsoft’s Windows operating system reigned supreme in the computer world. Windows enjoyed near ubiquity in both the business and consumer computing markets. Challengers to Microsoft’s hegemony were few and paltry. Apple, Microsoft’s perennial rival, was in dire straits. Steve Jobs had only just returned to the company, which was had a long, hard road ahead on its return to profitability. In fact, it was largely through Microsoft’s aid that Apple survived, thanks to the release of Microsoft Office for Mac and Microsoft’s purchase of $150 million in non-voting Apple stock.

Thanks to Windows, Microsoft’s supremacy in the computing industry was virtually unassailable, and remained so for many years. Now, however, though Microsoft itself remains strong, there are indications that the Windows platform may be in decline.

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