Re: End of days - beginning of a new era
As I've mentioned before: as far as the typical user is concerned, Windows is now nothing more than an over-glorified DOSBox, used for running legacy programs.
You can get by day to day perfectly fine without Windows or any of the other Microsoft products and services. There is also an increasingly drastic shift towards mobile - and Microsoft is STILL irrelevant in mobile. All Microsoft has is an entrenched institutional desktop monopoly and oodles of cash propping up its own empire.
Gone are the dark days when you have to use a Microsoft product/service, or else. For example, in the dark age of the Internet following the implosion of Netscape Navigator, many websites did not render properly unless you viewed them with Internet Explorer.