Last night I saw an article pop up on Digg titled: Vista sales propel Microsoft’s profits to almost $5 BILLION. It states that “Microsoft Corp. posted a 65 percent rise in quarterly profit Thursday, topping Wall Street estimates thanks to better than expected demand for its new Windows Vista operating system.”
What? This can’t be true. Some guy on the Internet just announced that Microsoft Is Dead. Then some more people got together, declared victory for Apple (Apple’s role in Microsoft’s downfall), and pissed on Microsoft’s grave (gotta love Slashdot).
The blogosphere loves bombastic, NY Post worthy headlines about Microsoft’s demise; especially where Apple fanboys hangout. The fact of the matter is that Microsoft is flawed, but fine. Microsoft isn’t going anywhere.
Here’s a prediction on the future of the home PC/OS. Apple and Microsoft will both have a stake in it, and a large number of Mac buyers will kick in a few extra bucks to run Parallels/Fusion/Boot Camp/etc.. People will do this because they still want to run their Windows apps as seamlessly as possible while playing with their Apple toys.