At least it is according to a former technology manager for the BM. His argument is that the company is so addicted to the revenue coming from Windows and Office (more than 80% of the total if you include Windows server software) that they are stagnant when it comes to innovation and diversifying. The overwhelming desire to maintain the revenue stream along with the lack of any real competition (in business terms, not quality) also means the BM has little incentive to create a stable and secure operating system.
It’s probably too much to hope for but maybe the BM will shoot itself in the foot and remove a major impediment to technological innovation themselves. One other positive note from the article is that the writer put his money where is his mouth is and bought a Mac. Ok… which of you people suffering with Windows out there is next?