I like checking out technology websites on a slow news day. Did you know Windows died? If not, and it didn’t, did you know Windows will die? Jason Perlow with Friday’s dose of gibberish.
In 2017, I argued that Microsoft’s Windows operating system, as we have traditionally understood it, has an expiration date. And for the Redmond software giant to move forward, the “death” of Windows probably will happen sooner rather than later.
Is there a replacement on the way or are we simply going to stop using desktop and notebook devices that use operating systems?
In the home, the usefulness of the personal computer — which includes Apple’s Mac systems — is reaching its endgame. There exists an entirely new category of computing users who do not even own personal computers.
I’m thinking iOS and Android and mobile devices. Steve Jobs said we’re in the post-PC era, so that must mean the mobile device era. Microsoft isn’t doing too well there.
All indications are that Windows may very well be dead in the future of the consumer, at least at home and on their mobile devices when accessing resources for work and for play.
Maybe we need to have a definition of dead. That dead operating system runs on a couple of billion devices and a few hundred new devices are sold each year.
Does that sound like dead?