Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 22:27 UTC, submitted by Piet Simons
In the News Interesting charts by Horace Dediu: "As a result the Mac began to whittle down the advantage Windows had. The ratio of Windows to Mac units shipped fell to below 20, a level that was last reached before Windows 95 launched. It's as if the Mac reversed the Windows advantage. This was an amazing turnaround for the Mac. But the story does not end there." Too bad Dediu didn't include Android devices in his charts. The picture would change dramatically, and would downplay the important of either Windows or Mac/iOS. We're in a three-horse race - not the two-horse race Dediu paints.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 5th Jul 2012 22:54 UTC
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Erosion of Windows dominance from Mac OSX helps to reduce some lock in into Windows APIs. For example it's beneficial that game production companies start paying more attention to OpenGL now. It gives hope for Linux games renaissance as well. Games are considered one of the major blocking factors for better Linux desktop adoption.

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