The Future of Computing in Next Normal, in particular for the endpoint device will be focused on the topic today. In specific we narrow it into market dominance Windows based desktop to laptop, Linux and Mac.
Regardless of the use case, no matter how advance the computing and cloud to be, we need endpoint device to make all connectivity, I specifically drop the mobile and tablet device, as focus on the productivity use case, as like it or not, until today mobile and tablet can not outperform traditional laptop and desktop in the business productivity key result area. Be it business office operation and running various hard core applications, to run industrial application that typically require to run in Windows operating system or only support for it only, or open source Linux operating system, or Mac only platform (be noted Mac is transition away from Intel to own develop chip M1, under the new platform, at the time for writing, no official Windows operating system can be run).
For most parts of the world, WinTel (Windows operating system + Intel CPU chip architecture) remains the rule of the world, I use the word rule, because it remains the largest, which continues to provide the reason for most developers’ first choice to make their application run on it. It is most stable, and supported for the commercial success graphic card for 3d acceleration, which it needed for graphic drawing capability for whether it is for commercial 3d model, to creativity and film making, or even consumer first grade gaming experience, you can not run away from the Windows operating system. And now it starts the Windows 11 transition, despite the new Windows 11 abandoning 32 bits, instead of allowing it to coexist, Windows 10 and 11 for sure remain the ruling operating system.
Mac OS is being handicap somehow, you like it or not, you make the system close and do not allow 3rd party to provide the support, this is why we are not based on what they said, we are based on what the market moves, we can clearly be confident, it remains Windows generation. Just based on the current VR hardware, it is very limited in Mac OSX, not to mention about the new M1 platform it is nope, compared with what Windows ends with, with so many variety of choices. Same goes for the hardware, whether you are DIY or go with a specific manufacturer designed windows machine, the choice is always there. The world will continue the required ecosystem approach, open to integrate and allow 3rd parties to work together. A Closed system will only make it difficult to compete in the future, since the overall total cost of ownership is not about hardware alone, it also involves software choice and allows freely moving from one vendor to another. As Windows 11 is native integrated with Android, it makes it the largest to cover both desktop computing and mobile computing platforms into one.
Linux will be continue be popular, but mainly to use for specific purpose, such as backend server or for specific endpoint use case such as penetration testing. But for generic day to day use operating system, it will also remain with the Windows operating system. It you check and notice for the market share, you will notice about the hard fact, and this market will continue to drive in the same direction. Backward compatibility remain one of it, to make sure for cover your previous investment is one of the area too.
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