Tomorrow’s Bloggers: All Running Macs?
Matt Asay, author of The Open Road blog, is telling the world how Macs are replacing PCs at corporate meetings. But that’s not all, Asay notes. Check out this photo from the Missouri School of Journalism. Look at all those Macs. The Kids Are All Right! So, what does all this mean for Microsoft?
Okay, let’s not go overboard, Mac fans. Microsoft still holds more than 90 percent of the desktop market. And get this: The VAR Guy believes Microsoft is going to get Windows 7.0 right — because Ballmer & Co is so embarrassed by Vista bloat.
Either way, there’s a key theme here: The desktop is now open to competition and third-party innovation. Instead of bowing to Microsoft’s desktop icon demands, PC makers can now choose Linux (and often do) as a pre-install option on some systems. And unit sales of the Mighty Mac jumped 50 percent in May.
And one look at the Missouri School of Journalism suggests tomorrow’s bloggers will all be running Macs. Just like The VAR Guy.