In a recent article in Forbes, the author seems to be super confident about Microsoft and Intel’s outlook going forward.
It struck me as pretty upbeat in a sea of negative press about Microsoft and Windows 8.
Some quotes from the article:
Intel and Microsoft are — finally — doing all the right things. If anyone was ever going to wake up and provide Apple with legitimate competition, it was these two sleeping dogs. And their push should help weaker companies such as a whole slew of PC makers, Nokia (NOK) and Barnes & Noble (BKS), not only stay alive, but turn things around.
Intel has some new chips. Microsoft is about to hammer the market with a new operating system. Between the two, they’ll power a new generation of not only PCs, but, more importantly, ultrabooks, ultrabooks that double as tablets, tablets and smartphones.
If you don’t believe me, just ask Walt Mossberg at The Wall Street Journal: Windows 8 is the real deal. Clouded by Apple’s very real greatness, we often forget that Intel and Microsoft still dominate the computer market. That’s not going to change anytime soon. While Mac sales might be increasing, they pale in comparison to the PC’s market share. But Windows is no longer only about the PC. It’s inclusion in ultrabooks and mobile gadgets has barely begun.
Armed with the first truly cross-platform operating system from Microsoft and fresh chips from an obviously agitated Intel, the two companies will break Anroid’s mobile foothold and chip away at Apple’s tablet and smartphone market share around the world.
I think it’s an interesting article but a little too positive with no real balance.
What’s your take?