Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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RE: Comment by phoudoin
by Soulbender on Fri 26th Aug 2011 15:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by phoudoin"
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Another forgotten point is that personal computing didn't grown in people home at start.


I agree with most of what you say except this. Home computing was quite popular in the 80's. Remember names like Commodore, Atari, TI, Dragon, BBC, Oric, Microbee, Sinclair and many many others. In fact, in terms of competition and consumer choice it was probably the heyday of home computing.
The business success of IBM "only" helped the PC to become dominant.

Edited 2011-08-26 15:35 UTC

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