As a consumer, I detest monopoly, as it makes the only company within a given space become stubborn and even arrogant in addressing consumers’ complaints. Microsoft has somewhat enjoyed a monopoly in the desktop computing space. It’s main competitor, Apple, has cut up a high-end market niche for itself and doesn’t seem interested in releasing affordable devices to capture the low-end and sometimes even the middle-end market.
One might argue, ‘well, why not get yourself a Linux PC?’ Truth be told, Linux is just not as user-friendly as Windows. Good things Google came with its Chromebooks powered by the ChromeOS.
The Chromebooks are powerful computing machines at affordable prices, and they have grown to support more offline features. To top it all, they now run Android apps. For those reasons, there is little wonder why they are fast becoming popular among users looking for desktop computers.
Obviously, this development does not sit well with Microsoft and they are now working around the clock to counter the increasing growth of Chromebooks usage. So the Redmond company is working on releasing a slimmed down version of Windows 10 – Windows …read more