Wow, what a lousy article! Pt1
I really don't have time to go through all the ridiculous bollocks written in this quickie (not a deep article for sure), so here are some quick notes:
"Windows is dead, and Microsoft Office has killed it. Or will, once the rumours about Microsoft porting its wildly popular Office product to the iPad become reality."
Probably the MOST IDIOTIC claim by any clueless journo this year, wannabies included, even though it's still February...
...really? You really think people run Windows only because of Office?
Have you EVER used an iPad for more than typing up lousy articles?
It's USELESS for any real work - but you think people will drop Windows when Office starts running on iPads...
This is some very powerful IGNORANCE on display.
"The one platform Microsoft is not rumoured to be supporting anytime soon is Google's Android, just as Office-on-Linux remains a chimera. "
Right and nobody gives a shit about it. Yes, I really mean nobody.
First there is WINE (not, not the one you were sending down while writing this piece, it's a software), second I highly doubt in the linux crowd anyone wants more than the fully-featured FREE LibreOffice suite or any of the numerous online services (Google Docs, MS Office Web Apps via Live etc.)
"(...)but for many of us, buying a Mac would be impossible without Office, no matter how cool Apple's iProducts."
Just a note from outside of the bubble: you are a VERY LOUD but MINISCULE MINORITY, accounting for a single-digit market share worldwide. Yes, SINGLE DIGIT MARKET SHARE - now think again, just how relevant your views are on the big scale of things...
...and I didn't bite into the "cool" products part (pretty funny how out-of-touch Apple shills can be. :))