Even so, Cherry seemed to accept, like the other analysts, that Modern or Metro was inevitable, and that the desktop as the world knows it, is doomed.
I almost didn't link this. It's sensationalist, and it ignores the fact(s) that:
- Microsoft isn't the only company that produces operating systems.
- Microsoft has been running a leaky ship for decades.
When consumer interest gravitates towards Linux, Apple Macintosh, and the upcoming Google OS, Microsoft will repent their technological sins, or die at the hands of consumers. I remember when news outlets were saying that the desktop computer would be replaced by phones. It's rubbish.
Desktops fill a void that handheld devices will never fill. You can't type a dissertation on a Galaxy III. However, that niche target is getting smaller and smaller every year -- so this might be worth a read after all.