I think Microsoft is suffering from an OS nightmare. After failing with the one OS on every surface ( not the brand ) concept with windows 10 and windows 10 mobile, The basic idea of that concept is still left in windows 10 as a bad memory. So Microsoft has still not yet figured out a way to move forward with windows 10. The whole thing with windows 10 tablet mode has also failed because of the applications not being Optimised for tablet mode. Even the Microsoft store does not seem to have a great future. So the Only thing that still makes windows 10 good is that it looks modern ( somewhat ) and the desktop mode works (which is similar to windows 7).
So from a customers perspective, windows 7 and windows 10 is the same thing except in looks.
And after the death of windows 10 mobile, Microsoft started adopting android as a preferred platform because apple will not open up IOS to anyone. But the apps and new features that Microsoft puts out all seem to be focused somewhat on IOS and macOS.
The latest new outlook app on macOS which will not be coming to windows 10.
New features in outlook apps coming first to IOS not on android.
I think Microsoft will start feeling the heat when the whole lot of windows 7 users switch to chromebooks or macs.
Is it fair to say Microsoft might not have any presence in the consumer market?
<p>You’ll get downvoted here for saying Windows is a dead platform, but it’s absolutely correct. The original goals of Windows 10 have all been complete failures, and Microsoft has obviously given up on the product. </p><p><br></p><p>You’re also right that most Windows 7 users will will choose Chromebooks or Macs, but at this point MS doesn’t actually care about that. As long as they can keep mining data and selling ads, the plummeting user numbers won’t matter.</p><p><br></p><p>And Microsoft already has no presence in the consumer market. Nobody uses Windows or Office for anything but the most menial of corporate tasks these days. MS will soon be just as irrelevant as IBM, with one important difference – IBM at least has developed a good reputation and brand image, while almost everyone (for good reason) hates Microsoft.</p>
<p>LOL….no. </p><p><br></p><p>You simply are overthinking this and NO ONE in the world really cares. I have said this for the past several years, no one cares about operating systems. What people care about are the apps and that's the reason why Windows is no longer the most popular operating system in the world. The truth is no one cares about Windows. Not just that, but no one cares about Android or even iOS. It's the truth. Again, people care about the apps or the software. You ask a person using a device with an apple logo on it and ask that person what operating system are you using? They will tell you iPhone X or (XR or 7, etc…).</p><p><br></p><p>Consumers don't care about optimized tablet mode or anything else. For years, Thurrott and alot of Windows people kept talking about Android fragmentation. LOL….nobody cared about that and those guys went on to see Google take hold 86% marketshare. Nobody cares about that. </p><p><br></p><p>Microsoft knows this and that's why they are pivoting to things like web apps. The problem is not a leader in consumer technology, therefore they can no longer influence consumers. Apple does that and Google is right there along with them. </p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#514422">In reply to hrlngrv:</a></em></blockquote><p>"The possible exception to that could be Chrome OS TABLETS."</p><p><br></p><p>I would more likely say iPads. It still pretty much owns the premium tablet market and approximately 10 million are sold every quarter.</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#514564">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>"If they ask me about going Mac I say “Heck yeah! Get a Mac mini"</p><p><br></p><p>Why a Mac mini?</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#515044">In reply to lwetzel:</a></em></blockquote><p>Agree…I love MS Windows 10 and is not facing any issues even with Windows Insider Program Slow Ring. Microsoft is continuously fixing and improving day by day with its app and entire ecosystem.</p><p><br></p><p>The problem is that people do not know how to maintain aN OS and blame the OS for their own misdeeds.</p><p><br></p><p>You have to regularly clean and maintain the OS (Use CCleaner)</p><p>You have to defrag the drives for better performance.</p><p>You have to defrag and compact the registry </p><p>You have to use CHECKDISK function to check for any Bad Sectors and repair the same</p><p>You have to get sufficient RAM for programs to run as required.</p><p>You have to keep sufficient free space for the OS to function</p><p>You have to switch to 64bit for better utilization and management of applications and System Hardware</p><p>You have to keep OS and Security Softwares updated to latest version and updates</p><p>You have to keep all hardwares drivers updated with latest ones.</p><p>You have to keep Bios Updated.</p><p><br></p><p>No OS in this COSMOS can function properly it it is not maintained properly.</p><p><br></p><p>MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 OS IS THE GREAT OS TILL NOW BY MICROSOFT WITHOUT ANY SECOND THOUGHT.</p><p><br></p>