Here I follow-up on my last post about what our lives would be like without Windows. Initial reactions would be a world full of rainbows and butterflies, but everything might not be as great as you would expect.
Significant changes in developer tools: Here’s an area where I think Microsoft does good work. The amount of resources I have available to me to both use and learn Microsoft applications and developer more solutions on the Windows platform. Similar to the changes with client applications, there would be changes to developer expectations as well. This impact would probably be less those with the evolving standards of other development platforms and languages.
Hardware changes: This one I’m not so sure about. Although their is something to be said for knowing that if you develop hardware to work with a PC system, there’s at least a known economy of scale available. The article states there would need to be another major player that would arise to standardize hardware needs again. I’m not so sure that would be Apple by any means.
I’m sure there will be plenty of disagreement with this article because there were plenty of comments on the PC World article as well. I’m very eager to hear what our readers have to say and look forward to bouncing ideas off each other in the comments.