Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 17:05 UTC
Windows Two links to Marco Arment within a few days? Well, if you make good points: "Many Windows developers were upset that iOS development had to be done on a Mac, but it didn't hurt Apple: the most important developers for iOS apps were already using Macs. But the success of Windows 8 and Windows Phone in the consumer space requires many of those consumer-product developers, now entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, to care so much about Windows development that they want to use Windows to develop for it. How likely is that?" As usual a bit too Apple-centric (he implies - as explicit as possible while still being implicit - that only iOS developers can create great applications), but his point still stands. Judging by the abysmal quality of Microsoft's own Metro applications (Mail, Video, Music, People, IE10, etc.), even Microsoft doesn't know how to create great Metro applications.
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RE[7]: Comment by sagum
by westlake on Sun 24th Jun 2012 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by sagum"
westlake
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2010-01-07

It puzzles me in this day and age that Microsoft fanboys still exist..


It would be mean to suggest that the fanboy is --- by definition --- eternally adolescent.

That he refuses to see what he does not want to see: in this case, that Windows remains the OS of choice for a breathtaking number of users:

From Statcounter:

Mobile v Desktop Global:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-ww-monthly-201105-2012...

Even in gadget-obsessed Japan the desktop still dominates:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_vs_desktop-JP-monthly-201105-2012...

Operating System Global:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-201105-201205-bar

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