Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mass Exodus

There's an old saying that goes "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me". Microsoft has been fooling customers for many many years with Windows. The Windows Vista disaster turned even more customers off to the Windows brand. Mass Exodus of customers happen when people tire of an old, dated, undependable brand. We predict in the future Windows will be something that customers might keep around for the one or two applications they need to run that require it. Just as IBM lost the PC clone wars (most machines customers bought were IBM compatible but not from IBM), Windows will also be marginalized. You will keep a virtual machine around to run it but it won't be your main interest or concern. This is the reason we don't focus on the Windows version of Aladdin 4D. We will do it, but development will be dead last and ONLY to support customers.

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