InfoWorld's Eric Knorr penned an opinion piece this week in which he claims that Microsoft doesn't need Windows anymore. This seems controversial, and is sure to draw a lot of ire from the fan boys. But he's on to something, and while I think it's a bit premature to write off Windows, it's fair to say that Windows is no longer at the center of Microsoft's existence.
And if your knee-jerk reaction is to come down hard on Mr. Knorr, or me for not completely disagreeing with him, please put down the keyboard for a moment. There's a sane discussion to be had here. Seriously.