Re: Balmer is safe because...
The box-shifters are struggling because they got lazy and greedy. Their products are just crap, it's not the OS that's at fault here.
They haven't brought anything new or dynamic to the table. The Likes of HP/Fujitsu/Acer/Asus etc. have just decided that 99% of their products will be boring, bottom of the barrel standard, 1366x768 TN screen, loaded up with penny per unit bloat and crudware.
They are the ones holding PC development back, not Microsoft.
I really hope MS increases its hardware ranges. Then I can buy a MS laptop or PC with just Windows installed on it with all the right drivers. You know...just how Apple does it.
Most of us know that if you just do a clean install of Windows it works just fine. MS does a good job on the whole.
It's the moribund box-shifting partners that are doing their own damage. They need to quit blaming MS and get their own houses in order.
I am prepared to pay bit more for something better.