Microsoft, headed down or not?
So, I came across this article on CNN money where the author essentially says Microsoft has no future in this century.
I see the point they are making, yet Microsoft is everywhere in big business, college, and government. In grad school, every computer was a Dell operating on Microsoft platform using Windows software. Very few had a mac. Here where I work, everyone uses a Dell operating on a microsoft platform using Windows. When I go home to visit family, I hear about the latest Xbox360 game, the new Halo release or Assassins Creed. In fact, I'll be getting an Xbox 360 before Christmas and I don't even have cable, but I do enjoy Halo. So, with all of the purchasing of and use of Microsoft products, how are they not going to survive the century? The fact that viruses and malware are designed to infiltrate windows operating systems becuase that operating platform has the majority of the market share tells me that in order for Microsoft to not survive this century, the majority of us will have to use something esle. Do the masses really beleive that Apple or google will replace windows products? They just seem to be ubiquitous in our daily lives. In fact, so are Dell computers. Their usage in government and higher education suggest a symbiotic relationship where if one goes down, the other will too.
I was thinking of picking up some shares of MSFT in the near future and so any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.