Windows XP still has more than 30% of the PC market. If I were a manufacture of any type of consumer goods and realized that one of my products more than 10 year after its introduction still had that kind of consumer loyalty I’d be tickled pink and want to take advantage of this by introducing a new and improved version ----->
On January 21st of this year (2013) I celebrated my 50th year in computing, so I think it’s fair to say I’ve see a lot of changes.
Without being specific in general there have been a lot of superior computers, software and other inventions but it’s not always the best idea that wins but the company with the best marketing of their product. So many good products have come and gone I’ve lost count. So here is a brief timeline ----- >
Windows 9 Korner
Windows 9 - Early feedback January 16th, 2013. I want Windows to survive and grow but marketing needs to be in charge this time around ----->
Windows 9 – First Thoughts
What you say, Windows 9 when Windows 8 hasn’t even been released ----->
“That PC business is shrinking fast. On Monday, Gartner, a market analysis firm, stated that for all of 2012 Dell sold 37.6. million PCs worldwide, a 12.3 percent drop from its 2011 shipments. It was the worst performance, in a weak market, of any major manufacturer. Dell’s drop was particularly severe in both the United States and in the fourth quarter, indicating that its erosion is accelerating. Hewlett Packard, the world’s top PC maker, shipped 6.7 percent fewer PCs in 2012, but was only modestly lower in the fourth quarter, and increased its share in the United States, Gartner said.”
“PCs, until recently the primary way people worked with computers and got on the Internet, are facing increasing competition from tablets and smartphones. The launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system in October, which PC makers hoped would revitalize their business, may have made things worse . Customers seem not to like Microsoft’s design and touch screen innovations.”
More interesting is does or did Microsoft ever copyright the Windows “Start” button? There are about 10 companies or organizations providing a start button add on for Windows 8. If Microsoft should decide to make the start button back in their next release of Windows could they be facing a lawsuit? Could the EU now force Microsoft to create a Window "NS" (No Start button)?