is still a near-monopoly, and their platform still sucks and helps to fester malware and trojans.
I don't use MS software, I don't recommend MS software.
Its not (just) because of what they USED to do, its because of what they STILL DO and what they STILL ARE.
They stole the consumer PC by just happening to be in the right place at the right time. They had shrewd marketers and slick lawyers to make sure they got to keep it.
But they've never managed to dominate anything else. Zune is dead. Windows tablet will die. And the PC world is slowly (all-too-slowly) leaving them behind. I look forward to the day they are nothing but a bit player, relegated to the sidelines. Maybe all they will have left is heir gaming market, since that will the only thing helping them hold on to life when people mange to escape the lock-in elsewhere.