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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by woegjiub on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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Hopefully this trend is only just beginning, and there will be a near-parity of games availability for *nix and windows.

Given the interest shown on sites like reddit and 4chan, the availability of linux-native AAA games would dramatically increase the userbase (obviously not to the point "year of the linux desktop" proponents spout, but certainly a >0.5% marketshare increase [something like 50% increase on current]).

Desktop OSes may just be about to become more diverse, given the effort from companies like valve, canonical, and (as much as I hate to admit it) apple most of all.

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