Vista, SAAS, virtualization to top 2007 software trends

Many of the software trends that percolated in the industry in 2006 will gather more steam in 2007, but several stand out as contenders to change the game for the market in the new year. Below are some of the key software trends to watch for in 2007.

Just when you thought it was over, the chatter surrounding Microsoft Corp.'s long-delayed Windows client update has only just begun. 2007 will be a crucial year for the OS, which will finally make its mainstream debut to consumers at the end of January. Microsoft, its hardware and component partners and Wall Street will be keeping a keen eye on customer adoption of Vista to see if it really was worth the wait. 2007 also may be the year Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS could gain more mass appeal among users that in the past might have bought a Windows PC, giving Vista its first real competition in ages. The competition can be attributed to two things. One, Apple now offers Intel chip-based PCs that are less expensive than previous Apple computers and thus a more viable option for the average PC user. Secondly, more consumers seem to be catching on to the fact that the Mac OS is -- and has always been -- more cutting-edge, attractive and just so much more fun to use than Windows.

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I don't like either OS. LOL I know people like to look at pretty things, but making the OS UI look more attractive at the expense of app performance (not to mention ruining tv app's and video editor's ability to work well anymore because vista claims hardware overlay for it's damn window manager candy, e.g.) really bugs me!

"Mac OS is -- and has always been -- more cutting-edge, attractive and just so much more fun to use than Windows."

Yeah no bias in that pitiful opinion at all. How much did Apple pay them to say that?

no money, zero nothing. Do not cry now just cuz u like windows. the point is windows stink even windows xp is CRAP, and lets not talk about spyware, and all that crap that come with the windows PC

"Secondly, more consumers seem to be catching on to the fact that the Mac OS is -- and has always been -- more cutting-edge, attractive and just so much more fun to use than Windows."

I would disagree... Im suprised it isn't more stable too, as thats another mis found claim. Which then leads me back to the time I walked into an Apple shop and was messing about on the top Apple PC they had in store on display. This was the first time i had used an Apple and so I was a little slow on it trying to find things, after a few moments I managed to make it freeze apparently because I was "doing too much at once", thats the point when you almost literally LOL.

same here, ive been to the apple store a few times, and often when im playing around with this program to make videos it freezes... so i dont think any is better than the other