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23. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 28, 2013, 15:57 Beamer
Verno wrote on Jan 28, 2013, 12:48:
Orphic Resonance wrote on Jan 28, 2013, 11:27:
I dont really care about it since Im not planning on getting Windows 8. But I do think all of this bullshit is pretty exaggerated. People around here flip out when someone says "PC is dead!" but then turn around in the same breath and say "Microsoft is dead!" themselves. Its just silly to me.

Err, who is saying Microsoft is dead? They're just largely stagnant in the consumer space at the moment. It's not surprising that people and companies are seeking alternatives just in case its the sign of a larger shift down the road. I don't think anyone actually said or believes what you claim about DirectX and Windows disappearing overnight, platform inertia will keep them afloat for years to come even if nothing else changed.

A few people here say they're dead, by which they mean "dying" or "walking dead." Plenty of stupid editorials claiming it, too.

It depends on the time frame people mean when they say "dead," though. That one stupid editorial said they'd be irrelevant within 3 years, which I think we unanimously said was stupid. Cutter seems to think they'll be irrelevant within 10 or so, I'd think, if they don't replace Ballmer. A few others likely think it will be in that time frame, anyway.
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