Originally Posted by JackDiesel14
Originally Posted by gregzoll
Umm no. Latest and greatest is what people said, when they went from VHS to DVD. Latest & greatest, is when people went from the old tube sets to HD sets, when they became cost affordable. Latest and greatest does not fit the moniker of Windows 8. Face it, Microsoft is dying and trying to grasp at straws to keep the profits rolling in.
What world do you live on? Microsoft still controls over 90% of the desktop OS market share. Not to mention they are dominating the console market as well. Microsoft is as strong as they've ever been and are about to be serious contenders in the tablet market with a tablet that can actually run a full fledged program and not just a dumbed down app.
The only reason that they are in 90% of the desktop market, is because PC's are cheap, and businesses want cheap. As for the tablet market, they are not going to be a serious contender, only the hardware manufacturers will be. And even at that, Windows 8 would be the last thing I would want to run on a tablet, if doing serious work.
Microsoft is right now grasping at straws to stay alive, because they are starting to see the light at the tunnel, that unless they come out with something to keep them alive, they are pretty much dying at this point. They hit the nexus ten years ago, and only thing that has kept them alive at this point is the Xbox-360 platform. Other than that, businesses right now are looking at other alternatives, namely Linux to move into server and desktop platforms. Especially government entities.
The biggest consumer of desktop workstations is Government and the medical field. Without them, Microsoft would be below 50% of the market share.