Re: Moving on from XP
Microsoft has dominated the desktop for decades, but now faces new technological changes that may be the writing on the wall for its doom if it does not change. The decline of Microsoft has begun with its arrogance in forcing the consumer away from the desktop. It will take time because of the power and presence of Microsoft.
In all its glory, it Hurriedly pushed out a new OS that is not friendly to the desktop, and only to a new tablet / Laptop touch market which it serves fairly well. Sure, the Windows 8 can be customized to start the Desktop, but it is difficult to stay away from the GUI touch screen. After all, that is the "New" start screen.
With the Advent of Chrome, android, cloud services, improved Linux available and easy to use ( Also very cost effective) , and others are on the horizon. Microsoft cannot afford to lose the Business desktop base of customers. It also has upset many home users because of the drastic change. Windows 8 is just not easy to use! With murmurs of Windows 9 being ahead, we wonder if there will be any back peddling by Microsoft to save it's self, and give users at the desktop what they really want? Simplicity, Security, performance, and affordability.