When you listen in on the conversations in tech circles about the epic battles going on for the eyes and fingertips of users like us, it’s the same wars mentioned over and over. Apple’s iOS (the software on iPhones and iPads) versus Google’s Android system. Samsung’s phone designs versus Apple or HTC. Facebook versus Twitter and every other social network.
It’s almost as if many are willfully ignoring the King Kong still in the room: Microsoft. As attention is drawn away from traditional PCs, which, in terms of recent sales, appear to be dropping off a cliff in favor of tablets and smartphones, the battle for the desktop seems beside the point.
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