Is Windows Collapsing?

Gartner analysts is warning that Windows OS is collapsing. Especially based on its performance and usage statistics based on Windows Vista, the new broad range OS release by Microsoft last year.

It's kind of hard to believe that Windows OS will collapse. After all it is the most popular OS in the world!

Calling the situation "untenable" and describing Windows as "collapsing," a pair of Gartner analysts this week said Microsoft must make radical changes to the operating system or risk becoming a has-been.

In a presentation at a Gartner-sponsored conference in Las Vegas, analysts Michael Silver and Neil MacDonald said Microsoft has not responded to the market, is overburdened by nearly two decades of legacy code and decisions and faces serious competition on a whole host of fronts that will make Windows moot unless the Redmond, Washington developer acts.

"For Microsoft, its ecosystem and its customers, the situation is untenable," said Silver and MacDonald in their prepared presentation, titled "Windows Is Collapsing: How What Comes Next Will Improve."

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Windows is 'collapsing,' Gartner analysts warn

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