when they choose to be. They were newcomers to the OS world. Apple and CP/M pre-dated DOS. Microsoft was a newcomer to the office productivity (word processing/spreadsheet) world. They were a newcomer to the browser world. Banyan and Novell owned the networking/server world.
I believe, having lived/worked in computers since the late 70's, that Microsoft will own a major portion of the smartphone and tablet world. I have a Windows Phone 8 Nokia phone, a Windows 8 Enterprise touchscreen tablet (Acer Iconia Tab W500), and am playing with Windows Server 2012. It's all about the ecosystem. Apple does not have anything for the enterprise. Google does not have anything for the enterprise. Microsoft is it. All my co-workers at my various client offices, both private enterprise and government, have Windows PC's at home. Microsoft is it. They will eventually own the market in smartphones and tablets. It will probably take them 3 - 5 years to get there.
Excellent article, Donovan.
Thanks - Mark in Ohio
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