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  1. AngryNil's Avatar
    I don't think people are saying Windows is dying to desktop Linux, but that it's losing its relevance and dominance to simpler mobile platforms. And that is true – the iPad can accomplish most, if not all of the computing requirements of the average PC user, and that switch happens to many daily. However, it's also a problem that Microsoft is actively trying to address with Windows 8. The broken comparison I find is when mobile platforms are combined into category against Windows and those figures used to prove that Windows is dying. If you consider Windows to be a platform like iOS and Android, which it is, then it's not doing that bad at all. Microsoft doesn't need to have 95% market share in order to succeed in a market.

    The more outlandish claim that Chromebooks are going to destroy Windows is a result of the echo chamber that is the US-dominated tech sphere.
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    04-21-2013 09:30 AM
  2. Ridlah's Avatar
    Windows Phone and Windows just lacks support in areas, Google hasn't brought over its youtube and maps services to windows phone, and apps like instagram aren't available either. People who consider switch wanna see their apps. Lets not forget Google's Glass services which they announced will be compatible with the iPhone, this big movement of not using your phone all the time will push people away from incompatible services such as windows phone.
    04-21-2013 10:57 AM
  3. farukdgn's Avatar
    Windows Phone and Windows just lacks support in areas, Google hasn't brought over its youtube and maps services to windows phone, and apps like instagram aren't available either. People who consider switch wanna see their apps. Lets not forget Google's Glass services which they announced will be compatible with the iPhone, this big movement of not using your phone all the time will push people away from incompatible services such as windows phone.
    this is only one of the reasons why i hate google.
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    04-21-2013 11:13 AM
  4. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Has anyone read this yet? - Microsoft multiyear license growth softens pain of PC decline | Reuters

    I was going to make a separate thread but think this fits in fine here. Only 20% of MSFT revenue comes from actual PC market!
    04-22-2013 10:51 AM
  5. gedzum's Avatar
    Has anyone read this yet? - Microsoft multiyear license growth softens pain of PC decline | Reuters

    I was going to make a separate thread but think this fits in fine here. Only 20% of MSFT revenue comes from actual PC market!
    Nice read thank you. Seems the dominance of Windows makes some people think Microsoft is a one trick pony and now that PC sales have declined, apparently Microsoft is doomed. They are quick to forget the other areas MS is involved in. Hopefully MS foray into media such as music & video and how they are integrated into their services (such as Windwos and XBOX) works out.

    I don't think people are saying Windows is dying to desktop Linux, but that it's losing its relevance and dominance to simpler mobile platforms. And that is true – the iPad can accomplish most, if not all of the computing requirements of the average PC user, and that switch happens to many daily. However, it's also a problem that Microsoft is actively trying to address with Windows 8. The broken comparison I find is when mobile platforms are combined into category against Windows and those figures used to prove that Windows is dying. If you consider Windows to be a platform like iOS and Android, which it is, then it's not doing that bad at all. Microsoft doesn't need to have 95% market share in order to succeed in a market.

    The more outlandish claim that Chromebooks are going to destroy Windows is a result of the echo chamber that is the US-dominated tech sphere.
    I agree, especially for the average user. But as an enthusiast, I don't necessarily see it as mobile devices replacing the PC, but rather supplementing the experience. For example in my case, I would consider picking up a tablet over getting a second monitor for saving space and acting as another monitor.

    And how come the chromebook doesn't get slammed like the Surface RT does.
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    04-23-2013 04:17 AM
  6. nube_android's Avatar
    UNIX is not open-source, it is proprietary and created by AT&T, which later divested it to Bell Labs. MINIX was UNIX-based and originally inexpensive, but only available in education (it did not become free until 2005). Linux was created by Linus Torvalds as a way to expand beyond proprietary and educational institution only.

    Not all Linux distros are free. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise are commercial products. Fedora and openSUSE are the free variants of those distros.
    Ever notice something... Most open source software is complete ****!!!! Look at all of the alternatives to Windows, photoshop, office, etc etc... They all suck big time, and are only usable for geeks who have time to screw around all day. However, what I do think Open source is good for... The web.
    04-27-2013 11:46 AM
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