Gartner Thinks Windows is Dead and Blogging is Old News

Gartner Inc., a research firm that leads investors and business in figuring out which way technology goes, is predicting that Vista will be the last major release to Windows and the blogging phenomena is all but dead.

Reuters: The era of monolithic deployments of software releases is nearing an end and Microsoft will participate in the trend toward more flexible updates, Gartner forecast in a list of forecasts about 2007.

Gartner also expects that the blogging trend will peak in the first half of 2007. Given the average life span of a blogger and the growth rate of blogs, the research firm predicted the peak number of bloggers will be around 100 million at some point in the first half of 2007.