“Ask around the office. You’ll hear the Gen Xers sneer about how Microsoft’s operating system is, well, so yesterday. Even a fair number of IT graybeards are warming to the notion that the times, they are a changing,” Charles Cooper writes for CNET News.
MacDailyNews Note: Ah, Dylan. Steve Jobs would surely appreciate that reference.
“And so they are. Before closing the books on the Age of Windows, however, let’s not get too caught up in the fashion of the moment. The water-cooler crowd may take a dim view of ‘Win-doze’ for all the right reasons. Still, Microsoft’s archrivals continue to view it as a product with a potentially make-or-break impact on their businesses,” Cooper writes.
Cooper writes, “In fact, two of them–Adobe Systems and Symantec–are lobbying European regulators to get tough on Microsoft. The European Union already has an unresolved antitrust dispute with Microsoft, and Adobe and Symantec would be silly not to play that card for all it’s worth.”
Cooper explores the security leeches’ and Adobe’s PDF worries about the latest version of Winblows and concludes, “However this gets resolved, the dustup speaks volumes about the true state of Windows’ relevance. Looks like ‘yesterday’s product’ still has a few more tomorrows left.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “AshNazg” for the heads up.]
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