A colleague just pointed me to the New York Times article by Steve Lohr that came out on Saturday called “Is Windows Near End of Its Run?”. (Registration or subscription might be required.) I’ll let you read it and draw your own conclusions, but statements like
Windows Vista and Office 2007, according to industry analysts, may be the last time Microsoft can really cash in on these lucrative personal computer products, as software is increasingly distributed, developed and used on the Internet.
Incidentally, although I mentioned it at some point on my second panel at the Office 2.0 conference, there was virtually no other discussion of OpenOffice and how it will influence or be influenced by any shift to online document creation and editing. There should be.