IDG Contributor Network: Windows 10 finally has become an adult product with a child’s heart

I became an industry analyst during the ramp to launch for Windows 95 and, as luck would have it, I owned operating systems for Dataquest at the time. The success of the product was directly tied to my own success and I doubt I’d be where I am today were it not for that timing and responsibility. As a result, I’ve watched Windows closely over the years, almost as if it was my digital brother and both of us have had some impressive ups and downs. (Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.) 

Initially Windows was designed to be Microsoft’s alternative to the MacOS from Apple and it resulted after Steve Jobs refused to license that OS to Microsoft. In that way, its birth wasn’t that different than Android’s was, given Android resulted from what appeared to be a similar, though not identical, disagreement decades later between the Google founders and Steve Jobs. 

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from Computerworld



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