“In 2008, Microsoft’s Windows OS ran on 95% of all computing devices. By the end of 2012, Forrester estimated that Microsoft’s market share had declined to 30%,” John Kirk writes for TechPinions. “There are already more Android users than Windows users and by the end of 2013, it is probable that there will be more iOS users than Windows users too. If so, by the end of this year, Windows will be only the third most popular computer OS in the world.”

“The iPhone, alone, makes more profit than all of Microsoft and by the end of 2013 it is expected that the iPad, alone, will make more revenue than all of Microsoft too,” Kirk writes.

“Microsoft is not in any danger. But their personal computing empire is,” Kirk writes. “Microsoft is making more and more of their money from their server and tools division, which is a good thing. But their income from Windows and Office is still huge and it seems that both are tied to the declining PC sector. And as Microsoft loses its monopoly position, its dominance over even the declining PC sector is waning too.”

Kirk writes, “Microsoft will continue to make money on the sales of Windows 8 licenses but the goal of Windows 8 was to transfer Microsoft’s user base from desktops and notebooks to tablets and phones. That bid has, so far, failed.”

Tons more juicy stats and other tidbits more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Windows 8ista. And, unfortunately for Microsoft, but fortunately for the rest of the computing world, this time there’s no time for Windows 9.

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