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Microsoft is Doomed

It's been said before. But I believe this more so now than ever.

There are a few reasons why Windows 8 is doomed. Chris Woolum (my future son-in-law) brought up the point about mobile phone pervasive success causing the implosion of desktop sales. That might be true to a significant degree. I read another article saying that desktop PC sales are also plunging because the desktop PC which would normally need to be replaced (by a newer, better, faster, yada yada model) are already so good that they don't need replacement. Older desktop PC's have plenty of life in them. Well, another thing that is killing new desktop PC sales is Windows 8. The writer of this article seems to agree. Microsoft killed itself with this terrible excuse for a new desktop operating system. It seems also that instead of Microsoft admitting their mistake (like they did with Vista) they're doubling down on this kludge called Windows 8. The next Windows will be the last nail in the coffin for a once prestigious and glorious American company called Microsoft.

My advice is to hedge your bet and install Linux as an alternative.

http://www.zdnet.com/windows-its-over-7000013964/

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