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Windows is ‘collapsing,’ Gartner analysts warn

The researchers damn Windows in current form, urge radical changes

Microsoft Corp. must make radical changes to its operating system or risk becoming a has-been. 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 software developer acts. Windows Vista delivered primarily incremental improvements,” they said. In turn, that became one of the reasons why businesses pushed back Vista deployment plans. “Most users do not understand the benefits of Windows Vista or do not see Vista as being better enough than Windows XP to make incurring the cost and pain of migration worthwhile.” Windows XP’s share hardly budged. Microsoft Corp. must make radical changes to its operating system or risk becoming a has-been. 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 software developer acts. Windows Vista delivered primarily incremental improvements,” they said. In turn, that became one of the reasons why businesses pushed back Vista deployment plans. “Most users do not understand the benefits of Windows Vista or do not see Vista as being better enough than Windows XP to make incurring the cost and pain of migration worthwhile.” Windows XP’s share hardly budged. granted Windows XP Home a reprieve from its June 30 OEM cut-off, saying it would let computer makers install the older, smaller operating system on ultra-cheap laptops through the middle of 2010. add a hypervisor to Windows — albeit the server version — in August, and there are signs that it will launch Windows 7, the follow-on to Vista, late next year rather than early 2010.

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