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Windows isn't dying, it's just becoming irrelevant

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My ZDNet colleague Matt Baxter-Reynolds penned an excellent piece yesterday on Microsoft's failed "Windows 8 Project" and how the death of the PC could also be the death of Windows. While I agree with Baxter-Reynolds that Microsoft is going to face some serious challenges over the coming years as the era of the PC wanes, where he sees death as awaiting the platform, I see irrelevance as its ultimate fate.

I don't say this lightly either. Like Baxter-Reynolds, my career has been firmly rooted in the PC industry for several decades, and at the core of that has been Windows. And like Baxter-Reynolds, I also possess the superpowers/voodoo/magic/power needed to make PC do what I want them to do. Give me an IT-related problem, and with a little time and adequate resources, I can put together the PC equivalent of the cotton gin.

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