Should Microsoft shutdown (or Sell Off) its Windows Desktop

Research Now / Eng Shinzaemon
Sep 7, 2018 14 Comments

The more I use the latest windows 10 desktop OS. it feels more like abandon ware to me. Microsoft has fully shifted its focus on Cloud and Internet Services. And its pretty clear that their desktop Windows is more like a liability and I wonder how does it fit into the narrative of Cloud + Internet Services.

IBM sold off its PC division to lenovo. Because PC was no longer relevant to IBMs future business. Should Microsoft do the same?

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  • Microsoft UMbR31
    Don't you think that might be deeply hurtful to Bill Gates? No Microsoft employee would do this or suggest this, purely out of respect for the man.

    You never sell that ancestral home unless you are dead broke.
    Sep 7, 2018 1
    • Microsoft BjurlXt
      Damn son
      Sep 7, 2018
  • Microsoft NoNamex
    People without a clue talking out of their ass.
    Sep 7, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
    Uh. Windows 10 is still the best desktop OS.
    Sep 7, 2018 2
    • Lyft j84$gha
      Meaning it's better than osx and Ubuntu? agreed, the same way Trump is the best of the two dirtbags who ran for president.
      Sep 8, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      Well yeah. 😂
      Sep 8, 2018
  • Apple Tim'sCuck
    I believe that windows and office is still a huge percentage of revenue
    Sep 7, 2018 2
    • Pinterest candhdgyd
      Nope. Office still is, but Windows has shrunk
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Apple Tim'sCuck
      Isn't "More Personal Computing" which accounted for 36% of the revenue dominated by windows revenue? I know that surface and gaming grow fast in that category, but I think they are small in absolute value
      Sep 7, 2018
  • Microsoft gfba68
    No. It's a large portion of revenue, is incredibly profitable, and has actually been growing lately.
    Sep 7, 2018 0
  • Lyft j84$gha
    They should just liberate it like IBM PC
    Sep 7, 2018 1
    • Research Now / Eng Shinzaemon
      OP
      Exactly!!
      Sep 7, 2018
  • Microsoft PPGT73
    Ya shutdown something that still generates billions of dollars a year.
    Sep 7, 2018 0
  • Microsoft fama
    If RIM wanted to sell blackberry os, would anyone buy it?
    Windows still generates good amount of revenue. Later when it is not profitable, they can sunset it or just make it open source. Nobody will buy it.
    Sep 7, 2018 0

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