There was a time when Microsoft was without a doubt the premiere software manufacturer. Nothing and no one came close to the level of success and penetration that Bill Gates & company had achieved. Almost universally, Microsoft products migrated their way to all facets of home, and more importantly, business life.
Yet since XP's heyday, that domination has slowly begun to recede. Seemingly insignificant changes in the market have revealed that Microsoft isn't the almighty and all powerful influence it's been in the past. Microsoft's grip on many software aspects is not as tight as it once was, as other companies have begun to make inroads