Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 19th May 2012 08:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Smartphones have become the preferred computer of the masses. Sales surpassed those of personal computers in 2010, having grown over 50% per year for several years. Nearly 500 million smartphones shipped in 2011. This radically shifts the terrain in the consumer operating system competition that was, for years, firmly decided in favor of Windows. This article analyzes the New OS Wars.
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RE[3]: Comment by RichterKuato
by REM2000 on Sun 20th May 2012 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by RichterKuato"
REM2000
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i agree, people don't go out and buy windows they buy a PC, Mac's haven't traditionally sold as much when compared next to windows because of the cost and they haven't been promoted as much.

Working in tech support people to this day don't understand Windows from Office, to them it's all the same. It's the same as you don't know what software your car is running, people buy a computer to get from A to B, they don't know whats running under the hood.

The post pc era is has been brought about as you and others have said an era in which the OS is no longer relevent, the only thing that is relevent is access to the services you need and for the vast majority it's the ability to access the internet, compose emails, edit pictures, listen to music and perhaps create some documents. When you boil these requirements down, the possibilities become far greater and the smartphone suddenly becomes quite a useful device.

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