I think Satya's herd will be reduced from 1.5 billion to 1 billion in five years. If competition was stronger it would already have happened.
If Ubuntu and other Linux distros become more mainsteam sooner rather than later, it'll be sooner than that. As it is, quite a few people are migrating to Mac because of Microsoft's arrogance and attitude... and quite a few Windows programs are being developed for Mac now, making it less of a leap into the unknown.
And then there's ReactOS, which runs many Windows programs. If/when ReactOS becomes mainstream, which hopefully is sooner rather than later, Windows will really be in trouble. The mighty empire Bill Gates founded will become a bit player because of the direction Nadella has taken it.... with arrogance.
My main problem with Nadella is that he pretends to be a nice guy - hypocrites are the worst.
Well he's doing a piss poor job at pretending, then. I hoped that Nadella would breathe new, fresh life into MS after Ballmer, but I was sadly disappointed. Since he took over I've seen him as nothing but a self-serving asshole with no regard whatsoever for customers and/or users.
Yeah, like Daiwa I never thought I would ever say this, but I too miss Balmer lol
Yeah, bring back Ballmer, bring back Ballmer.