Enterprise Applications: Windows 8 Threatens Apple, Mac OS X, iOS: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-02-14 Print this article Print


Apple's iPad is a major revenue generator. The last thing Apple needs is for any company to swoop in and steal significant market share. However, with a slew of Windows 8-based tablets slated for release later this year and early 2013, Apple's iPad might be in serious trouble.
As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8 toward the end of the year, just about every company in the market is wondering how they will be affected. Windows is not like any other operating system that just simply hits store shelves and does little to shake things up. Windows has historically been a major change agent in the software space-and with its major modifications, Windows 8 will be no exception. And surprisingly, Apple might be one of those companies impacted greatly by Microsoft's latest offering. For the first time in a long time, Microsoft seems to be acknowledging that it is gunning for Mac OS X and iOS with its Windows launch. Apple is now a major threat to Microsoft's business, and the gloves have come off in Redmond. It's time to fight. And Microsoft plans to do just that with Windows 8. Although Apple appears to be bullet-proof when competitors take aim, Windows 8 is a different story altogether. In fact, Windows 8 could very well become a huge threat to Apple's business over the next several years.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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