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April 12, 2008

A crumbling monolith?

An interesting post at ZDNet's Between the Lines blog:

Gartner: Windows collapsing under its own weight; Radical change needed

Posted by Larry Dignan @ 9:07 am

Microsoft’s Windows juggernaut is collapsing as it tries to support 20 years of applications and becomes more complicated by the minute. Meanwhile, Windows has outgrown hardware and customers are pondering skipping Vista to wait for Windows 7. If Windows is going to remain relevant it will need radical changes.

That sobering outlook comes courtesy of Gartner analysts Michael Silver and Neil MacDonald. Half of a full room of IT managers and executives raised their hands when asked whether Microsoft needed to radically change its approach to Windows. “Windows is too monolithic,” says Silver.

Posted by joke du jour at April 12, 2008 09:54 AM

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